Can I use this device to play Presentations:

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We have not tested that particular device. Any users in the Community have any experience with it?

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I was using very similar MINIX media players with Android for digital presentations. The cool aspect of that was if rooted, you can install your own custom boot up animation. The stick was OK, but you must understand the limitations of Android OS. Also, stick style players can be too weak and unreliable for more advanced presentations. So, I went with more powerful devices, but then I started thinking if paying nearly $100 for Android device is even worth bothering, when for extra $50 you can get Chromebox. It is just my opinion. They certainly can do the job, but Rise Vision is not officially supporting them; therefore, think about all the possible downsides of that, weight all the pros and cons.
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Android does have some limitations but so does everything else when it comes to browser base signage. Also lollipop devices are the best android devices that are out right now. Thats due to the webview being upgradable and the limitations that we once had (webview) are going away. Now you could get chrome boxes that are 50-75 more, but if you have read all the post lately its been kinda hit or miss with that as well. Chrome OS updates causing one issue and then chrome itself updates causing another issue. To me its still unstable and to stop that from happening you have to get a managed box to stop updates which cost money to do. 

For us we do android on all small to medium presentation. Then do windows/ubuntu on all are medium-large / Large presentations. We try to stick with what we know works and stick with that. 
The best android devices are the rooted ones that have either a rockchip, intel, amlogic chip in them. Others tend to have video issues especially the cheaper and lower specs you go. 

Anyway hope this helps.