Archos launches a 79 pound HDMI PC Stick
Archos launches a 79 pound HDMI PC Stick - PRESS RELEASE
Published: 26th June 2015 | Source: Archos |
Archos launches a £79 HDMI PC Stick
ARCHOS unveils the ultimate portable computer, the ARCHOS PC Stick. The future of portable mobile computing, ARCHOS PC Stick packs the power of a personal computer in a compact HDMI-connected drive that fits into any pocket.
“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."
ARCHOS PC Stick can be plugged into any HDMI equipped screen, including monitors, projectors and televisions. Once inserted, the PC Stick will automatically boot to reveal a full computer with access to an array of Windows mobile programs. 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.
Latest technology with Windows 10
ARCHOS PC Stick comes with Windows 10, the latest Windows operating system optimized for mobile performance, and a variety of preinstalled productivity software; including Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile. PC Stick users can also take full advantage of Cortana, Windows’ personal assistant, and browse the Windows store for access to a myriad of applications to customize and enhance their experience.
To power Windows 10, ARCHOS PC Stick comes equipped with an Intel Quad-Core processor, Intel HD Graphics, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a micro-SD card slot for additional storage if needed. ARCHOS PC Stick will be available for only $99 and is perfect for business travelers, students, or those wishing to save space at home without sacrificing computing performance. For more information about the ARCHOS PC Stick or the entire selection of Connected Devices, Smartphones and Tablets, visit us at www.archos.com or contact us through Facebook or Twitter
At the price of £79, or $99, this PC offers a tremendous value proposition for a general purpose PC. At this small size it is exceptionally well suited as a space saving alternative to an office PC, provided that the user does not require much computing power.
With Intel's Z3735F SoC this PC is no better than a low end Windows based tablet in terms of specs, though at this size and price little more could be expected from it. The Archos PC Stick is an interesting PC, yes it has very mediocre specs but it is more than enough for the many people who only require a basic PC for online browsing or shopping.
it will be interesting how PC of this size will evolve moving into the future as smaller and more efficient CPUs are produced. Is this the start of a micro Desktop revolution, or just a fad?
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