A computer on a flash drive
A computer on a flash drive, incredible, right? We took some time seeing how small sticks are marketed with the functionality of a computer that allow you to connect to a monitor or TV. Most of these solutions are based on the Android operating system and mode of operation.
A computer on a stick with Intel and Google
In the first instance talk about Intel Compute Stick, a small computer that fits in the palm of your hand and features than any desktop or laptop may want. The salient features of this device are its Quad-Core Intel Atom, its 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB hard drive, and WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 processor. As operating system uses Windows 8.1 with HDMI connection to monitor or TV.
As an alternative to this model also it offers another Ubuntu operating system. Cheaper but with less benefits when moving to have 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB hard drive.
As a second solution, we will talk about Asus Chromebit. The characteristics of this device pass through the ARM Cortex A17 CPU Rockchip quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of flash storage. It also offers free WiFi, Bluetooth and USB ports. The operating system used by Chromebit is ChromeOS.
The appearance of these devices seems to give new functionality to TVs or monitors that remain a bit old or you want to replace, and our desire to have a PC without worrying about being a laptop and not be based on Android system. We’ll see how they evolve in the future but at a price around 100 dollars and connectivity and speed of a stick simplicity, it may be the solution for more than one.