The Hannspree Micro PC is a pocket-sized Windows computer that you can plug into the HDMI port on a display to run Windows apps on a TV or monitor.
The recently-launched PC-on-a-stick is available from a handful of stores for around $200 and up. But UK-based retailer The Stick PC Store is offering an interesting bundle: For a little over $500 you can get the Hannspree Micro PC plus a touchscreen monitor and a wireless keyboard and mouse.
That’s everything you need to set up the PC stick as a fully functional (although low-power) desktop computer. What’s particularly interesting about this type of setup is that you’ve got a desktop PC workstation… but you can pop out the heart of the computer and put it in your pocket to carry with you. Want to access your files or apps in another location? Just connect the stick to a different monitor or TV.
And if a better mini PC comes along in a few months or years you can just pop out the Hannspree Micro PC and insert a different unit into the HDMI port of the display.
Honestly, you might be able to put together your own system for an even better price: touchscreen monitors aren’t exactly cheap, but Windows mini PCs are pretty inexpensive these days. It’s nice to have the option of buying a whole kit that’s designed to work together though, since it means you probably won’t have to spend a lot of time worrying about finding drivers.
The Hannspree Micro PC features an Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and USB and micro USB ports.
The included display is a 23 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel HannsG touchscreen monitor with 10-point multitouch input and stereo 1.5W speakers.
Also included are the Cherry DW300 wireless mouse and keyboard set which comes with a USB receiver that you can connect to the Micro PC.