New hybrid that we find in Chinese stores of the PIPO brand that popularized this concept and that, it seems, has a relative success. The PiPo X9RK is a new product that this time comes to us with Android as OS and with a SoC already surpassed today like the Rockchip RK3288 and RK3399. This time we have an 8.9-inch screen with a hardware design that according to the brand is ready to work 24h x 365 days non stop and that is prepared against dust and vibrations among others. It seems that this time Pipo is targeting its hybrid to the business and industrial sector, although it is still valid for the domestic environment naturally.
SoC, RAM and storage
Within the PIPO X9RK we hate two variants one with the RK3288 SoC that integrates four ARM Cortex-A53 processors and a Mali-450 MP2 GPU, other with RK3399 Hexa Core with two Cortex-A72 and other cluster with four ARM Cortex-A53 that integrate a GPU Mali-T860 MP4, those two processors includes native H.265 and VP9 video decoding up to 4K @ 60fps resolutions with support for HLG HDR. It also has 2/4 GB of DDR3 RAM and 32/64 GB of eMMc storage memory that we can expand by adding a memory card in the included microSD card reader.
The touch screen of the PIPO X9RK is an 8.9-inch IPS with a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels and that according to advertising is military grade. For wireless connectivity we have WiFi b/g/n with external antenna and bluetooth 4.0. At the connector level we have 4 USB 2.0 ports, 3.5mm audio jack, Gigabit network connector and an HDMI 1.4 video output. We also have a small speaker built into the chassis but we don’t know its output power.
Price and availability in stores
- PIPO X9RK RK3288 2/32GB can be purchased at Banggood.com for $149.99 with shipping included.
- PIPO X9RK RK3399 4/64GB can be purchased at Banggood.com for $179.99 with shipping included.