Pre-installed with Windows, this latest competitor for world’s smallest computer is the size of a flash drive, plugs right into a monitor and gives you an operating system that fits neatly in your pocket.
Made by Archos, this device competes on price with other manufacturers who have recently released similar designs, including Lenovo and Intel. It features an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard flash storage, and built-in Wi-Fi as well as a Micro-SD card slot. Lacking ports, it still requires accessories so you will have to bring your own wireless-capable keyboard and mouse to the table, but is still a powerful upgrade in terms of portability for users with home and work setups (you can simply transport your computer-on-a-stick in between).
“To control and operate the ARCHOS’ PC Stick, users can connect keyboards, mice, and other accessories to the device through Bluetooth or an USB port. In addition, the PC Stick is compatible with all Windows, Android, and iOS keyboard applications and game controls, transforming any smartphone or tablet into a keyboard.” Other models are also coming out from different makers for Linux and Chrome for those averse to Windows – the field is rich with competitors in this booming little industry. “Companies have constantly pushed boundaries to make computers smaller, and we’ve taken this challenge to the next level by offering a matchbox-sized PC for less than $100,” says Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS. “Mobility is at the center of our lifestyles and the PC Stick allows us to be on-the-go and productive.”