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The Bottom Line

The Hãng Asus VivoStiông chồng is a full 64-bit Windows 10 computer that's a lot smaller than a hip flask, or even a cigar tube. It's short on memory & storage, but can instantly turn a display or TV inlớn an all-in-one PC for $129.

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Pros

Fits in your pocket.Plugs directly inlớn an HDMI port on a monitor or TV.Includes USB 3.0 và USB 2.0 ports.Supports dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth không dây.Uses 64-bit Windows.Headphối jaông chồng.

Cons

Lacks a microSD card slot.2GB of memory & only 15GB of không tính phí storage space.Remote phầm mềm needs work.

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So-called stichồng PCs lượt thích the Hãng Asus VivoStiông chồng PC (TS10) ($129) turn any TV or HDMI-equipped display into lớn an all-in-one desktop PC. That"s a natural fit if you need to run Windows-only programs or plug-ins (lượt thích a VPN service lớn your corporate office) on a really big screen, or if you"d rather use a PC lớn stream your movies & music. It"s also one of the easiest ways to lớn carry a PC along with you in your pocket, since it"s much smaller than even your điện thoại thông minh. The VivoStiông chồng is one of the latest compact PCs khổng lồ dovetail off of the Intel Compute Stiông xã ($135.99 at Amazon Canada) project, & barring a flaw or two, one of the better ones, to lớn boot (pun intended).

Design và FeaturesLike most stiông chồng PCs, the VivoStiông xã PC is compact and pocket-size. It measures a scant 0.65 by 1.42 by 5.31 inches (HWD), & weighs just 2.72 ounces. It looks like a fat USB memory stick, albeit with a wider HDMI plug on the end. It comes with a cap lớn cover the HDXiaoMI connector when it"s in your pocket or bag. If you regularly travel, it"s a good way to keep yourself entertained (and in touch) on the road. Just plug the VivoStick into lớn your khách sạn room"s TV và you"ll be on the Internet in no time. You can use a third-tiệc nhỏ compact wireless keyboard/touchpad full bộ, or the không tính phí Asus VivoRemote app on your điện thoại thông minh khổng lồ control the system.


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Connectivity isn"t bad for a stichồng PC. The system has a micro USB port for power (a cable và AC adapter are included), along with a headmix jaông xã, a USB 2.0 port, và a USB 3.0 port. The headphối jaông xã is nice in case your HDXiaoMi MI display lacks internal speakers or if you"d like to lớn hook up the VivoStichồng khổng lồ an external stereo or headphones. The USB 3.0 port doubles connectivity compared with the original 2015 version of the Compute Stiông chồng as well as systems based on that mã sản phẩm, like the Azulle Quantum Access LAN Windows 10 Fanless Mini PC Stick ($135.99 at Amazon Canada) và the Lenovo Ideacentre Stiông chồng 300 ($135.99 at Amazon Canada) . The extra USB port lets you connect a mouse & keyboard simultaneously, for thiết lập purposes & in case you don"t want to lớn hook up a wireless option using the VivoStick"s Công nghệ Bluetooth 4.1 capability. Wireless connections to the Internet are handled by 802.11ac Wi-Fi.


The one caveat is the lachồng of a microSD thẻ slot, which could expand system"s miserly 32GB of eMMC flash storage. When testing the VivoStick, I noticed that there was only 15GB of space không lấy phí, which is barely enough for a few installed programs and maybe one movie tải về. Both versions of the Compute Stiông xã and the Lenovo Ideacentre Stiông chồng 300 have microSD card slots that let you add up to lớn 128GB more local storage.