The Station P1 Pro is another RK3399 Mini PC in the already quite large Firefly’s Station PCs family. The “New” refreshed version of the earlier Station P1 Geek PC is to be used more for entertainment. The Firefly Station P1 Pro will come complete with remote control. However, as an option, you can buy the P1 Pro Mini PC with a 15.6 HDMI display. Despite the entertainment-oriented P1 Pro Mini PC, it is still the well-known RK3399 Geek PC with many usage scenarios.
Availability and price
The new Station P1 Pro Entertainment Geek PC is available on Firefly store from $179 (2GB / 32GB) to $386 (Mini PC with 15.6 HDMI display). The mini PC is shipped with HDMI 2.0 cable, Type-C data cable, 12V-2A power adapter, 3db WiFi antenna, and remote control.
By the way, we will certainly see another Station PC soon, this time equipped with RK3588 SoC, maybe based on Firefly ROC-RK3588S-PC SBC.
As for the whole thing, not much has changed, it is difficult to find differences in the specification (if you do, let us know). It seems that the “Pro” in the name is more about the presence of remote control and the targeting of home entertainment. Nevertheless, it is still a powerful RK3399 Mini PC enclosed in a well-known small (124.4 × 79 × 31.6 mm) casing with a fanless design.
Station P1 Pro RK3399 Mini PC / Geek PC Features
The heart of the Firefly’s Station P1 Pro is the mentioned and well-known powerful Rockchip RK3399 chipset. Is a 6-core 64-bit (dual-core A72 + quad-core A53) processor with a frequency up to 1.8GHz. Besides, the integrated Mali-860 MP4 quad-core GPU supports DP 1.2 video output and HDMI 2.0 (up to 4K@60Hz video output). The P1 Pro is available with up to 4GB DDR4 RAM and 32GB eMMC storage. Additionally, we find M.2 PCIe2.1 NVMe SSD (2242) slot and TF card slot for storage build.
Station P1 Pro Mini PC supports Dual Band WiFi 5 802.11ac, Gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth 5.0 (BLE). Firefly’s P1 Pro Geek PC supports a 4K @ 60Hz dual display (HDMI 2.0 and DP1.2 (USB-C) in addition, it has a rich number of ports:
- USB 2.0 (Limit: 500 mA)
- USB 3.0 (Limit: 1000 mA)
- 1 × USB-C (USB3.0 / OTG / DP1.2)）
- LAN RJ45
- HDMI 2.0
- Audio Jack 3.5mm, with MIC
- more on the picture below, and specifications on the product page.
Usage Scenarios for P1 Pro RK3399 Mini PC
As Firefly reports on its Station PC website, the P1 Pro (just like any other Geek PC) has many usage scenarios. Station P1 Pro Mini PC can be used for general entertainment as an audio and video player via StationOS (Entertainment OS). Besides, you can play retro games on Mini PC via EmuELEC Retro Emulation OS. Of course, you can use also Android 11 OS for entertainment and streaming content.
The system freedom offered by Station PCs, and in this case Station P1 Pro, allows you to use the device as a typical Desktop PC (supports Ubuntu, Debian9, Linux+QT, Manjaro etc).
Additionally, This small PC can be a smart router, through OpenWRT. It supports various plug-ins to achieve ad blocking, online game acceleration, NAS, etc. Check out the details about the P1 Pro Entertainment Geek PC here.