Last time, we talked about the E1Z Pico projector that ASUS introduced during Computex conference. Alongside this little box of glee, comes another impressive package, the ASUS Pen Stick powered by Windows 10 OS.
ASUS Pen Stick, while not an altogether new concept, is a diminutive personal computer. This is not also the first in ASUS as the brand had already launched their Asus Chromebit (priced at $100). What sets this apart from its contemporaries is the new Windows 10 operating system that runs it. Also, it is great thanks to the Cherry Trail CPU plus 2GB of RAM that keep things and tasks working smoothly and decently.
When it comes to the portability factor of this device, well… you can pretty much carry it around inside your pocket or hand bag. Unfortunately, unlike the E1Z, you still need an HDMI cable to connect with this handy device. It also has two USB 2.0 ports, microSD card reader, and audio jack for both speakers and microphone. For wireless connectivity, it has been readied for Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/ g/ n.
Pen Stick’s native storage accommodates 32GB which is pretty hefty considering that you can still extend it via microSD card or an external hard drive. Compared to the storage capacity of Chromebit, this model’s has been doubled.
ASUS Pen Stick will be released by the fourth quarter of this year and will be available in two monochromes only—black and white. Expectedly, it will bear a $150 tag price which is rather okay considering its wonderful specifications.