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.

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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.

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12 replies on “Windows PC stick + touchscreen monitor = All-in-one desktop PC”

  1. I like the idea. I think that I would use it. I could have the stick plugged into my TV so I can watch videos and work in my living room. Then I can just pop it out and take it into my office as well.
    I just wish these things came with more storage; I could store a lot more videos.

  2. I wouldn’t pay a premium for a touchscreen monitor if I have a wireless keyboard and mouse.

  3. You could get a $110 Mego T01 stick and this GeChic+ON-LAP 15.6″ Full HD IPS Portable Touchscreen Monitor ( https://tinyurl.com/pd5fokx ) $399.99 @ Amazon, and you get a big tablet with a PC dangling from it, plus it’s portable if you add a powerbank in the mix.

  4. that’s a quite interesting concept

    sadly i don’t see how all the devices are to be connected in those images
    i.e. if the stick just stands out at the side or from the back side, or if i need 2 USB-connections to the stick and only have one port (1: keyboard/mous, 2: touchscreen)

    but still one of the best ideas i’ve seen to sell those sticks until now

    1. The stickPC plugs into the TV. The receiver for the wireless mouse and keyboard plug into the USB port on the stickPC.

      1. that’s so not what i meant…
        you obviously need another usb-port on the stick for touch-input and my problem wasn’t _if_ the stick gets pluged into the display as more _where_ you do that.

        i.e. the display is build in a way that i could imagine using it lying flat on a table. If that stick connects in 90° into the backside of the display this would obviously not work while both are connected.

        1. you can always use a small hdmi cable/angle adaptor and velcro it anywhere, but yeah makes more sense if it had a special cavity for it to be flush

          1. my point was: we don’t know, because the images won’t show either devices beeing attached to each other or even just the connectors.

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