Anyone knows Rikomagic MK36 is a Mini PC launched a few months ago at a price of 170 Euros and features an Intel Atom Z3736F (Bay Trail) and a dual-OS Windows 8.1 with Bing (license included) later upgraded to Windows 10 and Android 4.4 (KitKat). With the advent of the new Intel Cherry Trail, many companies have decided to update their devices to the latest hardware platforms, more powerful but also more efficient than the previous one. And Rikomagic starts from this model by launching RKM MK36S, an evolution of MK36.
From the aesthetic point of view, the two Mini PC are identical but under the chassis hide some important differences. It ‘the same Rikomagic to emphasize in a slide published by the guys chinagadgetsreviews. The new RKM MK36s comes with a quad-core 64-bit Intel Atom x5-z8300 Cherry Trail from 1.44GHz (and up to 1.84GHz) with Intel HD Graphics Graphic Gen8 500MHz and 12EU, 2GB of RAM and eMMC 32GB of storage expandable with a microSD card reader. Connectivity includes a module WiFi 802.11n dual-band (2.4GHz – 5GHz) and Bluetooth 4.0, a USB 3.0 port, three USB 2.0, Ethernet 10/100, 3.5 mm audio jack and HDMI 1.4. The Mini PC was fanless, while the operating system is given by the only Windows 10 Home.
Here below the list of differences between MK36S and MK36:
CPU: Quad core Intel Atom x5-z8300 (Cherry Trail) from 1.44GHz – 1.84GHz to 14nm and 64-bit vs. quad-core Intel Atom Z3736F (Bay Trail) from 1.33GHz – 2.16GHz 64-bit;
GPU: Intel HD Graphic Gen8 500MHz vs Intel HD Graphic Gen7 to 311 MHz;
OS: WIndows only 10 to 64-bit vs. 32-bit Windows 10 + Android 4.4 KitKat;
WiFi: dual-band (2.4 GHz – 5 GHz) vs single-band (2.4GHz);
USB: three USB 2.0 ports + 1 USB 3.0 host vs 4 USB 2.0 ports;
According to the latest rumors, RKM MK36S will be available on the market for the next month on the company’s official website and at major Asian shop. The price is not yet known, but we can assume that you will place in the same time the previous year.