that is the problem if you go for fancy colors and 64color design instead of 16 color led (AIR model).
The RGB was the original model of that series , now they have the air and the slim as newer models also.
The board design from the RGB looks like it is from 2016.
I checked what the difference between the memory modules is (not that I would understand)
- CPU with MCP The MCP currently used for mobile communication is mainly composed of SRAM, PSRAM, DRAM and NAND Flash. NAND Flash is used for data storage, and SRAM, PSRAM, and DRAM are used as cache or working memory. Belongs to an earlier smartphone configuration.
2, CPU with EMMC plus LPDDR Xiaomi 2 is the combination of this form, because the mobile phone CPU and LPDDR are superimposed, so we only see one chip in the picture. A smart phone is equivalent to a small PC. In addition to the CPU, it also needs a “hard disk” for storage. EMMC takes this responsibility in the smart phone. It integrates the main control with NAND Flash, and manages Flash through the internal master control. In this way, the CPU can no longer worry about compatibility issues for Flash to continuously update the process.
3, CPU with EMCP, structurally speaking, EMCP is a higher-order storage device than EMMC, it integrates EMMC and LPDDR, reducing the size of the circuit and reducing the circuit link design, mainly used in thousands of dollars Above the smartphone. At present, mainstream mobile phone CPUs on the market support both EMMC and EMCP, such as Qualcomm’s APQ8064 and MTK’s MT6577\MT8377.
The box was to replace a 10 year old media player hat took 5 sec to show the next photo in a 1600x1200 resolution. It does that well.
Problems with the box, there is not 5g only 2.4
Even the box is from the factory reduced from 1900 to 1700 as a max frequency to keep it cooler it reaches 75C /167F durinfg a longer Kodi database restore from self powered HDD.
If the lid is removed the temp stays at 68C /154F
If a USB Hub is on the 3.0 port with 2 self powered hdd and i go into Kodi 18.8 the wifi shuts off after 1 to 3 min and does not come back.
Wifi works fine with the Android video player.
The same hub on the usb 2 port works well
A 2.0 hub with the disks on the 3.0 port works well.
This box has 2 IR recivers, why? because somebody wanted to add a display module and that covers not only the IR module but blocks totally the big air vents in the bottom.
If you remove the led light module and remove the white plastic cover difuser, than you have a nearly invisible top vent what should bring some cooling to the ultra thin aluminum cooler. (make a couple holes in the bottom front side to let air in)
The remote is also not as good as the X96 max + what hs at least pause/play and fast foreward and rewind buttons and you can remap the sun button to the stop function in Kodi.
Let me show you just for giggles the heat sink of a low powered N3450 Celeron in a Beelink box
Now that IS A HEATSINK