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I-O Data Clip PC is a chunky compute stick with Atom x5-Z8550

PC Sticks have been around for a few years now, but the I-O Data Clip PC is one of the most distinctive models I’ve seen in a while. Like an Intel Compute Stick, the Clip PC is basically a computer packed into a small, pocket-sized device that has an HDMI connector on one end, allowing […]

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Mele PCG-01 Windows PC stick giveaway

The Mele PCG-01 is a PC-on-a-stick with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Windows software. It’s basically Chinese device maker Mele’s version of an Intel Compute Stick, but this model has an adjustable antenna and a fanless design. Mele launched the PCG-01 in mid-2015, and you can pick […]

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This is why you don’t see cheap Windows devices with 8GB of RAM (specs for cheap Windows licenses)

Microsoft offers Windows licenses for free to makers of tablets with 9 inch or smaller displays… but the company also offers deep discounts for makers of low-end notebooks, 2-in-1 devices, stick PCs, and all-in-one desktops. So if you’ve ever wondered why all cheap Windows devices seem to have extraordinarily similar specs, here’s the answer: because […]

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Diginnos DG-STK4S is a PC stick with 4GB RAM, Atom x5-Z8500 CPU

Computer-on-a-stick products have gotten a lot more powerful in 2016. A few years ago you could find models with ARM-based processors and Android software. In 2015 we started to see models with Intel Atom Bay Trail chips. And this year saw the launch of new Intel Compute Stick models, with some featuring Atom Cherry Trail […]

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Dospara launches a docking station for PC sticks

Tiny computers like the Intel Compute Stick are, well… tiny. Their small enough to slide into a pants pocket, or to plug directly into the HDMI port of a TV or monitor to turn any display into a fully functional PC. But the portability comes at a price: most PC sticks only have one or […]

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Deals of the Day (6-27-2016)

So you want to surf the web, play games, or run Office software on your television, but you don’t want to go through the trouble of running a cable from your laptop to your TV. No problem: over the past few years we’ve seen a bunch of tiny computer-on-a-stick devices that you can plug right […]

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Zotac launches two Windows 10 PC sticks, one is fanless

Zotac unveiled its first PC-on-a-stick at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Now the company is getting ready to start selling its PC Sticks… and it turns out they’ll come in two versions. When you look at the spec sheet, the Zotac ZBOX PI220 and PI221 look virtually identical. But one model has a fan, […]

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Mele PCG02U is a $70 Ubuntu PC stick

Chinese computer maker Mele has been offering small Android and Windows computers for a few years. Now the company is selling a PC-on-a-stick that runs Ubuntu Linux. The Mele PCG02U is a fanless PC stick with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor and Ubuntu 14.04 software. It’s available from AliExpress for $70. The tiny computer […]

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Intel unveils Compute Stick design with RealSense camera

Intel recently updated its Compute Stick line of mini-computers with new models sporting Intel Core M Skylake processors. But the company isn’t stopping there. Notebook Italia reports that Intel is showing off a new reference design for a PC Stick with a Core M chip and a built-in Intel RealSense, depth-sensing camera. As you’d expect, […]

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Asus VivoStick Windows 10 mini PC launches… in Japan

More than half a year after unveiling a Windows-powered computer-on-a-stick, Asus is finally ready to begin selling its VivoStick… at least in some markets. The Asus VivoStick TS10 will be available in Japan starting April 8th. There’s no word on if or when you’ll be able to buy one in the United States, but the […]