Archos are the latest company to enter into the pocketable PC craze. Intel got the ball rolling with their Compute Stick built around their Quad-core Atom processor and then Lenovo threw their hat into the ring to follow Intel’s lead. Well now Archos have built their own and, arguably, have come up with the best looking solution!
The Archos PC Stick shows off all the same specifications of the Intel and Lenovo efforts but comes in cheaper than both their rivals while looking better. Not a bad effort from everyone’s favourite French hardware manufacturers. Plug the device into any HDMI port and you’ve got yourself a PC, connect a mouse and keyboard over USB or Bluetooth and you’re away! Archos also mention that control applications on iOS and Android can also be used so turn your smartphone into a gamepad!
Personally I am looking forward to downloading Steam onto this and, through Home-Streaming, playing my PC games on the TV in my lounge.
The Archos PC Stick will go on sale in the UK soon for £79.
ARCHOS PC Stick: A Computer On-The-Go
London, 25 June 2015 – Today, the French brand ARCHOS is revealing its new ARCHOS PC Stick that packs the power of a personal computer in a compact HDMI-connected drive.
“The world is always competing to build the smallest computer, and ARCHOS now offers one small enough to fit in a pocket at less than £79 explains Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS.
Pocket-sized and powerful
By plugging in the ARCHOS PC Stick to any screen with HDMI-in, such as a television, users will have a full computer at their fingertips in a split second. Keyboards, mouse’s, and other accessories are also connectable to the PC Stick directly via Bluetooth or USB port in order to interact with the content of the device. Keyboard applications or game controls on Windows, Android, or iOS smartphones and tablets are also connectable, transforming any smartphone or tablet into a keyboard compatible with the ARCHOS PC Stick.
The ARCHOS PC Stick accounts for the full range of possible computer uses and provides a foundation for them within the size of a matchbox
Latest tech with Windows 10
The ARCHOS PC Stick runs Windows 10, the latest Windows technology, right out of the box. Microsoft Office applications are already pre-installed on the ARCHOS PC Stick including Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile.
Users will also enjoy Cortana, the Windows personal assistant, as well as the full Windows 10 Store for access to applications that can customize and enhance the device. For the first time in Windows history, multiple desktops are also supported.
The ARCHOS PC Stick features an Intel Quad-Core processor and Intel HD Graphics, 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and a micro-SD card slot for additional storage if needed.
The ARCHOS PC Stick truly is a computer that goes anywhere with you and adapts to many connectivity needs. It’s your data, your applications, and your life on-the-go. It will be available for back to school at £79. For more information about ARCHOS products, please visit our web site: www.archos.com
|ARCHOS PC STICK|
|Screen||Any screen with HDMI-in|
|Operating system||Windows 10|
|CPU||Intel® Atom™ Processor Z3735F / Quad-Core @ 1.33 GHz|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphic(Gen7) / Dual-Core|
|Expandable Storage||Yes via Micro SD|
|Keyboard / mouse||Smartphone applicationBluetooth keyboard and mouseor RF keyboard and mouse (connected via USB port)|
|Connectivity||Wifi, RF, Bluetooth Smart Ready (4.0)Micro USB, USB|
|Size / Weight||113×37,6x14mm, 60g|