This is half wishlist, half inquiry.
There’s a company in China that makes Mini PCs and Android TVs that I like. I like them because their units are reliable and they actually seem to give a damn about fixing things. I ordered this tiny Android TV from them –
– and asked for two features. They fixed one of them within hours and provided an OS update. The other fix took a week to arrive. AMAZING.
What I was trying to do was make a TV box behave like a Chromebox. Installed Android Nova Launcher, made it look more like a tablet, and wanted to give it to a young friend as her first ‘computer’. The problem was that every step of the way Android ‘resisted’ this. I ended up selling on eBay.
My question is if Budgie 1) can be successfully installed on this type of unit and 2) run well enough to bother doing so? I currently have Budgie on a Quad Core Apollo Lake Celeron. Would the Rockchip quad core be a bad idea for a downgrade? Here’s more specs –
What makes this tempting is a nice 1080p monitor, solid keyboard and mouse, and the unit with 32GBs of storage would be $235ish. New.