ASUS VivoStick was presented at IFA 2015 in Berlin, practically the last year, from April and is distributed in the Asian market. We had given up hope of seeing her in Italian shops, when a surprise ASUS has announced the availability: ASUS VivoStick (TS10) is on sale in our market to 179 Euros (VAT included). And in fact you can already find it in stock from Amazon (link to the offer!), But additional stores will be added soon with the possibility to save a few euro.
a price of around $ 130 / € considering the change of the Japanese yen and the first information released at the launch, but only by way of comparison the Compute Stick with Atom (Cherry Trail) is more expensive than expected, because we imagined and Windows 10 sells for $ 159. After all, then, the price is not “out-fit.”
ASUS PC VivoStick
Characterized by particularly elegant lines with a glossy finish and brilliant reminiscent of a fountain pen, it is a sleek and compact device (measuring 135 x 36 x 16.5 mm and weighs 75 grams), which can also be installed in the back of a display using the exclusive support VivoStick holder and extension cable supplied together with a zero desktop footprint.
ASUS VivoStick is a mini PC that has the appearance of a thin USB stick can transform any TV or monitor with HDMI input on a Windows / Smart TV computer to full functionality. It equipped with Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor, quad-core 1.44 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage space and Windows 10 operating system, does not require any complicated configuration and is ideal for use both at work and as a media center. Although compact in size, VivoStick offers comprehensive options of connectivity and networking, including Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port and an audio jack. The only flaw: missing a slot for micro SD cards to expand the internal memory.
It allows you to play your favorite content with maximum fluidity of a larger display using ASUS HyStream, an app that lets you view or stream on a HDMI compatible TV for a home theater system any photos, videos or Full HD movies stored in a PC, tablet and smartphones based on Android or iOS operating system. It is controlled directly from your smartphone or tablet using the app ASUS VivoRemote, offering the wireless keyboard and mouse functionality, single-click shortcuts to the Windows Start menu and Home, media playback and volume control. VivoRemote Center brings together in a single folder all the apps you use frequently and allows the user to create folders dedicated to specific categories and shortcuts for opening files or execute commands. the key can also be connected to a projector to display presentations or entire movies with support for Xbox One, you can go directly to your console. When you go on vacation, you can take along VivoStick instead of laptop and connect it to the TV in the hotel room to watch YouTube videos, Netflix or Amazon Prime.
VivoStick is the ideal product for those who are always on the move, and can also be used as a thin-client platform for call centers, school computer labs or small companies. The fTPM module (Trusted Platform Module) based on the firmware ensures maximum data protection, while support for the touchscreen makes VivoStick a particularly attractive cost-effective solution for use in information kiosks, self-service airports, hotels, shopping centers and tourist centers. It is also used as a POS device (Point-Of-Sale) dedicated at the tills of retail stores, fast food chains and restaurants, as well as digital signage solution for internal exposures of shops, billboards or outdoor billboards. For protection against theft if used in public areas, a special hole eyelet helps ensure VivoStick to a monitor or display with activation of an audible alarm in case of attempted removal.
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