The Asus Chromebit may be the first PC stick from Asus that’s available in the United States. But the company isn’t limiting its PC-on-a-stick products to models that run Chrome OS.
A few months ago Asus introduced a Windows stick called the Asus VivoStick, but we noticed that the company also had an Intel Compute Stick clone called the Asus QM1.
Now it looks like the QM1 is getting a hardware update. European retailers are showing listings for a new model with an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail processor.
The new model is called the Asus QM1-C006 and it has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI 1.4a connector, a microSD card slot, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. The stick measures 4.4″ x 1.5″ x 0.4″ and ships with Windows 10 Home Edition.
It looks a lot like the Asus QM1-B002 model we saw earlier this year, but that model featured an Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor.
The new model sells for around 179 Euros ($194) or less. There’s no word on if or when it will be available in the United States, or how much it would cost in the US.