MiiPC, the Kickstarter-funded, family-orientated Android PC, is to offer a spec bump for backers based on the demands of those who’ve pledged to support the machine.
The mini computer will now also be available with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of flash storage space (up from 1GB/4GB respectively) for just an extra $15 dollars to those who back the campaign before it closes in a week’s time, showing just how much influence crowd-funding backers can have over the development of such a product.
Young Soung, Founder of MiiPC, explains: “Throughout the campaign our backers have enquired as to whether they can upgrade the memory of their MiiPC, and we have been listening. We are very excited to offer the double memory option to all of our Kickstarter backers and new backers alike at an affordable price, for those who want to get more performance headroom with their MiiPC devices”.
Based on a modified version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, the PC hooks up to an external monitor over HDMI and is designed to be used in a desktop scenario, playing nicely with a keyboard and mouse set-up. Parents can use a companion mobile app to keep a close eye on what their children are getting up to on the PC.
The MiiPC has reached nearly triple their original funding goal of $50,000 with just under a week to go. Costing $89 for the basic model (around £60), early-bird backers can expect to recieve their MiiPC by July of this year.
By Gerald Lynch | May 1st, 2013