Computers have been getting smaller, but phones and tablets aren’t the only beneficiaries. ASUS has come up with a nifty little computer in the form factor of a stick you can carry in your pocket. It has 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, a Bay Trail Atom processor, and two USB ports, making it effectively a Windows tablet or notebook PC without the touchscreen built in. It apparently has an HDMI plug to plug into a TV or other display as a monitor (though the Gizmodo article is a little unclear about that). And WiFi, of course.
At $130, it’s more expensive than the Raspberry Pi, CHIP, or other pocket-sized PC projects we’ve covered, but it’s also more polished, and capable of running a full-fledged Windows operating system. It’s a little underpowered for gaming, but promises to be a great PC for getting some work done or streaming media. If you use a Logitech unifying dongle for your mouse and keyboard, you even have a spare USB port for plugging in storage. Hopefully the HDMI port on your TV is somewhere easy to reach.