While smartphones are getting larger. The demand for small and simple computing solution on classic Windows is also on the rise with many manufacturers such as Intel and Asus bringing small form factor computing solutions to the mainstream.
While there’s no comparison to be done between Intel’s NUC and Asus’s VivoStick, the VivoStick definitely makes quite a lot of sense for many users. Combining the power of Windows OS in the size of a USB stick is just amazing completing the most basic online tasks and some online video content.
The Asus Vivostick requires a display with an HDMI port and separate DC input to function. As simple as it seems, it also comes quite a few expansion ports. The Asus VivoStick comes with a headphone jack, Bluetooth 4.1, 802.11ac Wi-fi along with 2 x Full-Sized USB Ports (single USB 2.0 and a single USB 3.0 port) packed into a plastic shell weighing in at only 75g.
On the Internal side of the spectrum, the Asus VivoStick comes with an Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350, 2GB of RAM along with 32GB of on-board storage. Considering the storage, it should hold up just okay considering that Windows 10 alone will consume 6-8GB out of it leaving you with around 20GB to work with.
Pricing & Availability
The Asus VivoStick is available in Malaysia right now of a retail price of RM699 which translates to approx. US $169.