The concept of a small USB stick that can replace your standard PC was first brought to light by the Intel Compute Stick. Soon a few other peripheral manufacturer tried their hands with the USB PC Stick, but failed to taste much of a success. However it seems like Asus feels that it is worth a try.
At the press conference in IFA today Asus showcased a number of innovative gadgets and the VivoStick PC is one of them. In fact the Taiwanese company is rather proud of their achievements with this PC stick. In fact the ASUS VivoStick PC aims heralds a new and convenient way of computing.
This remarkable ultra-miniature Windows 10 USB Pendrive look alike PC Stick is not only incredibly slim but also compact and light. Unlike the boxy design language adopted by Intel in their Compute Stick, Asus has gone in favour of a modern, elegant pen-inspired design. To make it more pen like the company has provided a stylish cap to protect the HDMI connector. VivoStick PC is designed for everyday enjoyment, turning any HDMI-enabled TV or monitor into a fully-functional PC, and allowing users to stream and share content anywhere, anytime. It can even be remotely controlled from a mobile device using a special ASUS app.
Measuring just 137.9 x 34.0 x 14.9mm, weighing only 68g, VivoStick PC can also be used for essential daily computing, with full connectivity including fast 802.11n Wi-Fi, two convenient USB ports, an audio output jack, plus Bluetooth® 4.0 for connecting a keyboard and mouse. VivoStick PC comes with 2GB of RAM for smooth performance.
Sadly Asus hasn't aired much regarding the price and the availability of the Vivo Stick PC. Further the company is yet to ascertain the chip used on the inside. Analysts at Gizbot believe that its highly likely that the company has used a latest gen Intel Atom SoC on the inside.