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ASUS’ Windows 10 VivoStick Is What The Compute Stick Should’ve Been All Along


This is more like it

We loved the concept of Intel’s Compute Stick, but the execution left much to be desired. ASUS knows that there’s money to be made in the computer-in-the-stick vertical, which is why they’ve officially announced their own version, dubbed the Windows 10 VivoStick. Just looking at the specs, we can already tell that ASUS’ offering is already superior to Intel’s product. For one thing, the VivoStick comes with two USB 3.0 ports and a headphone jack for displays that don’t have its own speakers, as well as Cherry Trail processor and an overall thinner build. Other specs remain – 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, along with a microSD expansion slot.

The VivoStick comes with Windows 10 on board (Intel’s Compute Stick needed to be upgraded since it comes with Windows 8.1) and is priced cheaper, at just $129 (around 6K).

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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