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Archos PC Stick Packs Power In Compact HDMI Drive

Posted: Jul 30, 2015 at 12:24 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Okwuke,  Lagos


The French brand Archos is revealing its new Archos Personal Computer (PC) Stick that packs the power of a personal computer in a compact HDMI-connected drive.

The world is always competing to build the smallest computer, and Archos now offers one small enough to fit in a pocket at less than £79 explains Loic Poirier, Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) of Archos.

“By plugging in the Archos PC Stick to any screen with HDMI-in, such as a television, users will have a full computer at their fingertips in a split second. Keyboards, mouse’s, and other accessories are also connectable to the PC Stick directly via Bluetooth or USB port.

“This enables the user interact with the content of the device. Keyboard applications or game controls on Windows, Android, or iOS smartphones and tablets are also compatible, transforming any smartphone or tablet into a keyboard compatible with the Archos PC Stick,” he explained.

He opined that Archos PC Stick accounts for the full range of possible computer uses and provides a foundation for them within the size of a matchbox.

“The Archos PC Stick runs Windows 10, the latest Windows technology, right out of the box. Microsoft Office applications are already pre-installed on the Archos PC Stick including Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile.

“Users will also enjoy Cortana, the Windows personal assistant, as well as the full Windows 10 Store for access to applications that can customise and enhance the device. For the first time in Windows history, multiple desktops are also supported,” he said.

According to the CEO, Archos PC Stick features an Intel Quad-Core processor and Intel HD Graphics, 2GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and a micro- SD card slot for additional storage if needed.

“The Archos PC Stick truly is a computer that goes anywhere with you and adapts to many connectivity needs. It’s your data, your applications, and your life on-the-go, he stressed.