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
Intel’s comes at $150 with full Windows licence, or $90 with Linux.
Eclipsecomputers in the UK are doing it for just £123.48 delivered!
Had to grab one at that price…no idea what I’m going to do with it though…
you should have waited a bit, they are now £99 or £119.94 inc.VAT 🙂
but i cant see the reason to care here at any price with a x86 quad core without AVX2 SIMD and not any Quick Sync Video or even USB3.0 for fast real time hardware assisted video encode/decode and fast IO , hell it doesn’t even have wireless 11ac in 2015
Wierd. Just checked the BT store for this. It’s actually just a rebadged Dabs.com store front. BT must be on commission.
Another funny thing, the CPU’s listed as an AMD Atom. Seems a little schizophrenic!!!
BT bought Dabs a few years back.
I get the idea that there was some Intel reference design floating around and now months later these cloned implementations are trickling out. I suspect as soon as stock on hand is sold out you won’t be seeing these any more.
Wow, that pricing! The device is ~$75 if you buy 500pcs, the Windows license is $35. Pretty good profit margin I’d say.
Am I the only one who thinks the name sounds like ‘Hands free’ but in a Filipino accent? lol
hahaha, I was actually going to post that exact comment, but thought I might offend someone
I am a Pilipino.. pack you 🙂
Now the world knows about our accent.. haha..
Gonna let this wave roll on a little before I get a board out to ride.
-went though the growing pains with android tablets.
-went through the growing pains with android stick PCs.
I would love a good windows stick pc.
I’m just waiting for it to arrive first this time out.
Ordered and paid for the HP Pavilion Mini from the HP website a couple of days ago, they just cold cancelled (without explanation) the purchase. At least I got my refund. HP, Intel and Windows can’t shoot straight, they’re too worried about the precious profit margins they think they’re owed. They need to follow Saudi Arabia’s example: if you want to knock out a competitor (fracking), you need to walk the walk (provide lots of low cost oil), not just talk. Thinking it’s time to get that Chromebox, these guys aren’t serious.
I am not sure why they don’t sell this cheaper with Android or Linux.
It doesn’t make it any less valuable. Maybe Meegopad is the only way to go.
The Intel Compute stick was supposed to be $150 with the same specs, and an actual windows license. But I haven’t seen them out there yet.
because it wouldn’t showcase the product as a full-fledged Windows PC.
Anyone interested in running Android or Linux already has plenty of inexpensive options based on a variety of ARM SoC. The one thing the ARM based competition cannot do is run Windows 8.1.
Looks like another rebadge of the Meegopad.
Or the Intel compute stick…depending on who actually invented the damn things.
The manufacturer behind Meegopad is likely the OEM. It was “available” for some time before the Compute Stick was announced. Heck the buttons, port locations look identical across all of them, so it’s likely all the same hardware anyways.
The manufacturer most likely supplies units for a lot of companies, including Intel. However, I get the feeling the designer was Intel, considering the whole “contra revenue” flap and “design assistance” not to mention the miniaturization involved.
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Licensed Window 8.1 with Bing is no big deal, especially with the manufacturer. Who’s that? In this case, your stipulation is right. In fact, MakeTheOne.com is shipping the licensed Windows 8.1 with Bing.
My guess is that the boards are coming via Intel, probably though the same manufacturer as the NUC products.
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