We’ve seen Intel’s Compute Stick and we have already taken a look at Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300. For some, the price might be too high, and that is why Archos has introduced its very own PC dongle that costs no more than a $100 dollar bill (it will actually be retailing for $99). Archos PC Stick features all the goodies that you would be requiring from a HDMI PC dongle and what is even more exciting is that it will be running Windows 10 out of the box.
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In terms of specifications, Archos PC Stick will be featuring everything that Compute Stick and Ideacentre Stick 300 will be presenting to you with one critical difference; it will save you a handful of cash when you make your purchase. Sure, there are some trade-offs that the company has had to make, particularly when the processing speed is taking in to account.
That being said, Archos PC Stick is running a quad-core processor inside the mobile chipset at a clock speed of 1.33 GHz. Additionally, 2 GB of RAM will be present and for additional flexibility, a MicroSD slot, a USB 2.0 port and a Bluetooth 4.0 module have also been added. Apart from the difference in processor clock speed, there is very little difference separating all three HDMI dongles.
WinBeta reports what the company’s CEO, Loic Poirier has to say about the product:
“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. Mobility is at the center of our lifestyles and the PC Stick allows us to be on-the-go and productive.”
While there was no mention of a release date, it is expected that the product will be available to purchase after the official release of Windows 10, which is expected to take place on July 29. For those who were looking for a cheaper solution of a HDMI PC dongle, your prayers have finally been answered.
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