Another day, another Windows PC small enough to fit in your pocket.

The Esense Mini-PC Stick D1 is a computer-on-a-stick with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and up to 32GB of storage. It’s designed to run Windows 8.1 software, but like the upcoming Intel Compute Stick, I wouldn’t be surprised if it can also support GNU/Linux

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There’s not really much setting the Esense mini PC apart from similar devices such as the MeegoPad T01… but the Esense model does come in a wider range of colors. According to promotional material, it’ll be available in black, white, blue, yellow or green.

Of course, that doesn’t matter much if you plan to plug the stick into the HDMI port behind your TV or monitor where you’ll probably never look at it.

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Specs include an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of flash storage. It has a full-sized USB port, a micro USB port, a microSd card reader, and an HDMI connector. The little computer supports 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.

The system measures 4.3″Β x 1.5Β Β x 0.38″ and it’s expected to sell for around $100.

via Notebook Italia

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22 replies on “Esense Mini PC Stick D1: A colorful Windows PC-on-a-stick”

  1. How easy is to to install or reinstall windows and/or linux on these things?

  2. The Intel Atom Z3735F must be darn near free. It is in every cheap device I see.
    It seems funny to put a touch based OS on a HDTV. Some people must have very long arms.
    πŸ˜‰

  3. It’s nice to have colors and options but how likely are you going to say: “Hey let’s cramp around to the back of my tv or monitor and check out how colorful my mini pc is?”. I mean ATX towers.. yeah, because you can see it right by your desk.

    Still. It could be nice as color code if you have a couple of these.

    1. Like color coded keys on a ring… a different OS on each: Win8 on the blue, Mint on the green… hey, where’s the orange one for Ubuntu?

      1. White’s another option for Ubuntu, seeing that the emblem is white and orange. It would be nice to have the option on an Ubuntu logo in place of the Intel stamp, though.

        1. By white and orange, I mean that it is often shown in white on an orange background or vice versa — not that both colours are actually in the logo.

  4. This is a rebranded MeegoPad T01. I should know, I’m writing this post from one! πŸ™‚
    BTW right now there is no Android on the MeegoPad out of the factory, and the Windows key they used is invalid so you have to buy your OS too (at least until they sort it out). Oh, and the 16 GB verios uses the regular install method, not WiMBoot.

      1. I think that Android app might be the “phone remote” function. Didn’t try it thou.

    1. I’m posting this from my MeegoPad T01 also. I have to admit, I really like it. I’ve been using Windows 10 Tech Preview on my Surface Pro, and liked it so much that I put it on my T01. It’s kind of a work-around by going from an unlicensed Windows 8.1 which comes installed as the factory default OS, to a fully licenses “beta” version of Windows. I will say that it is a pretty impressive device for what you get.
      One issue that I have been experiencing is booting to external media. UEFI can be set to boot to different devices, but the boot process does perform that action. Not too sure what this new device will bring, but I’m hoping it’s as good as the MeegoPad, if not better!

  5. @Tired8281: Sure looks like Intel’s “reference” design. Though it doesn’t take long for copies of anything to come out these days, with or without an actual reference design.

  6. Sure looks familiar. Did Intel do a reference design for these, for the OEMs to make cookie-cutter copies of?

    1. Funny – I haven’t run it on anything in many many years now. Don’t miss it at all. Didn’t even think about it until you mentioned it.

      1. Funny, i don’t run whatever it is that you run. Didn’t think if it at all until now, though i have to tell everyone about it.

        (I imagine the op was remarking that you can get windows on seemingly every kind of device, not that literally everything runs it.)

        1. Sure you do, if not on your desktop, then on your tablet, or your phone, or your super computer, or your home broadband router. Maybe on your home automation node, or your smartwatch, maybe on your TV.
          Anyway, I’m SURE you get the picture by now.

          Have a good day.

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