Rockchip RK3368 started shipping last month, and thanks to GearBest, I’ve received my first 64-bit ARM TV Box withbeelink ione i68. Today, I’ll take a few pictures of the device and the board, and will follow up with a full review in a few days.
Beelink i68 Unboxing
The box was sent to me via DHL in a cartonboard package various information about the “Smart Android TV Box” such as Android 5.1 operating system, an eight core CPU with G6110 GPU, 4K2K and H.265 support, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, and eMMC flash.
An SD card slot, two USB 2.0 host ports and a micro USB OTG port can be found on the side, with the rear panel comes with the following: a power button, the DC jack, another USB 2.0 host port, an HDMI 2.0 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and an optical S/PDIF audio output.
If you prefer watching the unboxing video, here it is…
Time to open the device. First remove the four sticky pads under the case, and untighten the four screws. The enclosure won’t come out yet, and I had to insert a sharp plastic object to pop the top cover out.
There’s just a heatsink for cooling the processor. I’ve removed the three screws that hold the board to the enclosure in order to take out the board, and removed the heatsink.
There’s some thermal paste between the processor and the heatsink, but I have not cleaned it up since I still need to test the box.. a Foresee NCEFES78-08G eMMC 4.51 flash provides 8GB storage, and two Samsung K4B8G1646-MYK0 DDR3L chips gives us 2GB RAM. The WiFi module is the ubiquitous AP6330 for dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Other chips include 53AKXRG3 (not sure what that is), andGL852GUSB 2.0中心。可以在GPIO（2X），ADC，UART（2X）和I2C的板上找到几个未供电的标题。董事会命名：Netxeon RK68_V2.0_20150528。
板的背面没有太多可见的东西，除了贴纸以证实了RK3368，AP6330 Wi-Fi模块，2GB RAM和8GB闪光灯的规格。冷却溶液显得有些奇怪，因为将热垫放在金属板上一半，在通风孔上放置一半，不确定这是多么效率…
Beelink i68 is available now, and you could consider purchasing it fromGearBest for $78.99 with 2GB RAMas shown above, or$71.18 with 1GB RAM，，，，but it can also be found on other retailers such asAmazon US，，，，eBay，，，，Geekbuying，，，，andAliexpressamong others.
Very interested in seeing what type of Linux support emerges for the 3368 eventually. Obviously that will take time, but 8 cores, 2gb RAM, and gigabit ethernet are not a bad starting point for an Ubuntu or other Linux machine.
您确定它的千兆互联网是我从Gearbest收到的互联网只是标准速度吗？即使规格说SD卡最多只有64GB矿，最多只能读取32GB。顺便说一下，Kodi在与Nvidia Shield Android电视盒中相当的盒子表现出色
Dunno if Kodi 15 or newer boxes are the reason that Kodi has been running well in later android mini pc’s.
Not sure yet. I just got it from the specs listed on GearBest.
Some RK3368 come with Fast Ethernet, while others use Fast Ethernet. Anyway, that’s something I’ll find out in the review.
I’m looking forward to see if you can get it play[email protected]视频内容。SPMC 15 ISENGARD PEGS在VP9上100％CPU，表明它使用软件解码，而Big Buck Bunny X264 4K（这意味着硬件）上的CPU为20-30％CPU，但仅获得15fps。
@mmind - 感谢您提供的信息！好消息，我敢肯定，这只是时间问题，直到更强大。
I can confirm It’s only Fast Ethernet now. It can deliver over 90 Mbps in full duplex (iperf), which is very good for a Fast Ethernet connection, but obviously not quite as fast as GbE.
Hi, has that mini PC wireless display function on display Android option menu aviable?
Two models I have order from gearbest in the past 6 months had the wrong specs listed, A beelink pocket pc was supposed to have usb 3.0 and this model was to have gigabit internet and 64gb sd read capability.
@Ben我从来没有处理GearBest客户吃晚饭port, but with DX, I can normally get some refund, or more accurately a coupon for future, if one of the product I purchased does not match the specifications. For example, once I got $5 back when I ordered a fitness tracker, and the display was smaller than one the pictures, and it was not IP67, but IP65 as advertised. Some thing when the test leads of a multimeter did not work as expected. There’s always the option to return it if it is not as described. I don’t know how GearBest…Read more »