ASUS has recently announced their newest product for people on the go. The ASUS VivoStick.
This fountain-pen inspired device can turn any HDMI capable monitor into a working Windows PC capable of handling essential basic tasks such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, web browsing, etc. All you have to do is plug it in, and you’re good to go.
The VivoStick is powered by an Intel Atom processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Other featrures include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports, an audio jack, and an HDMI port for your convenience. It also has its own internal cooling fan to prevent overheating.
The VivoStick also lets you cast content into larger displays using the ASUS HyStream app. It lets you mirror or stream Full HD content on your Android or iOS device or even from another PC to an HDMI capable TV in any home theater setup.
The VivoRemote app lets you control the VivoStick using your mobile device by acting as a wireless keyboard and mouse with one-click shortcuts to Home or the Windows start menu, plus media playback and volume control. The VivoRemote center combines frequently used apps into a single folder while letting you create categorized folders and shortcuts of your own for easier navigation.
VivoStick also has Xbox One support, allowing you to access your console with it. You can also plug it into a projector for presentations or movies. Bring it with you instead of your laptop and enjoy YouTube, Netflix, or Amazon Prime on your hotel room TV.
The ASUS VivoStick is also a low-maintenance and cost-effective solution for business, commercial, and educational use. It can be used for call centers, classrooms, computer labs, or even small businesses.
Touchscreen support makes it an ideal choice for airports, hotels, malls, and tourist attractions. It can also work as a stand alone POS terminal at any retail store, checkout counter, fast food chain, or restaurant. And finally for advertising, you can use it on in-store displays, sign boards, and even on scoreboards.
As an anti-theft measure, the VivoStick also has an eyelet notch which enables users to secure it onto a display, with a buzzer that sounds when it’s removed.
ASUS VivoStick Specs:
|Processor||Intel® Atom x5-Z8350|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Trusted platform module||Yes (fTPM)|
|Power supply||9V, 2A, 18W Adapter|
|Size||135 x 36 x 16.5mm|
The ASUS VivoStick is now available from Villman stores for PhP7,999. Want to purchase online? click here.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.