M17, an inexpensive Retro console with EmuELEC system installed

The M17 is a console for nostalgic people who don’t want to spend too much money, and that surprises for its capacity to run many emulators.

The system included in the M17 is EmuELEC 4.3, at the moment locked and the hardware of this console seems to be able to easily run the included emulators up to PS1 and Dreamcast emulators as well as many others from 8 and 16 bits consoles. N64 and PSP games can be run, although it will be necessary to lower the resolution. The design is quite compact for a cheap console with a 4.3 inch screen and even includes 4 triggers.

Another interesting alternative for its price that allows us to play a wide range of emulators and games thanks to EmuELEC and also has some pretty decent controls.

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M17 Specifications

The M17 retro console includes a low power consumption Quad Core SoC of which we only know that it has ARM Cortex-A7 processors that reach up to 1.2 Ghz speed.

This console has 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and comes with a 64/128 GB micro SD card that is used to store the EmuELEC 4.3 system and its games, which comes standard with 20,000/30,000 depending on the version. We recommend backing up the SD card before doing anything, just in case.

Screen and other features

The screen is a 4.3-inch IPS display with a resolution of 480×272 pixels. The internal battery is of a good capacity, with2000 mAh capable of lasting between 3 and 4 hours and that we can recharge through its USB Type-C port.

The connectors we find are a 3.5 mm audio jack, a micro SD memory card reader and a USB Type-C for recharging. For audio, we have a single speaker, so it will be better to use headphones.

Pricing and availability

  • The M17 retro console can be purchased on AliExpress from $40 with free shipping, including a 64 GB micro SD with 2,000 games inside.

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