Hannspree’s Micro PC is a tiny computer with an Intel Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. The Micro PC a bit larger than a typical USB flash drive, but plug it into the HDMI port on your TV or monitor and you’ve got a fully functional Windows PC.
Unlike some similar devices, the Hannspree Micro PC comes with a fully licensed version of Windows 8.1 preloaded.
Unfortunately that Windows license doesn’t come cheap: While some companies charge $150 or less for similar hardware, the Hannspree Micro PC is a bit pricier.
Stick PC Store sells it for $277, BT offers it in the UK for £170 ($257 US), and the best price I’ve seen so far is €153 ($177) from PC21 in France… but that price doesn’t include VAT. With VAT included, the price goes up to €183 or about $212.
If you’re looking for a small, low-power desktop computer with an Intel Bay Trail quad-core processor you might be better off with a slightly larger device like the $180 Zotac ZBOX PI320. But if you’ve got your heart set on a tiny PC-on-a-stick, Intel’s Compute Stick should be available later this year for $150.
Still, it’s nice to see a company offering a model that’s clearly labeled as featuring a licensed copy of Windows 8.1… since apparently that’s not a given these days.
The Hannspree Mico PC features an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, an HDMI connector, USB port, a micro USB port, and a microSD card reader.
There’s a power button and 32GB of storage, with just under 25GB available as free space.
Hannspree’s tiny PC measures 4.4″ x 1.5″ x 0.4″ and weighs 1.3 ounces.
via Notebook Italia