Microsoft introduced Windows-based PCs the size of a flash drive

Microsoft introduced Windows-based PCs the size of a flash drive

Microsoft introduced Windows-based PCs the size of a flash drive

Microsoft Windows-based PCs placed in a device the size of a stick or tube of lipstick. In addition to the processor, it contains 16 or 32 GB of internal memory and USB-port for connecting peripheral equipment. Its sales will begin in May 2015

Microsoft is at an event in South Korea announced a computer running the operating system Windows 8.1, comparable in size with lipstick.

The device is a dongle (the size of a flash drive) with an HDMI port length of about 11 cm and a weight of 46 grams that looks like Intel Compute Stick, demonstrated in January at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. The gadget is connected to a display or TV via HDMI and allows you to run Windows on this screen.

The device includes a processor Intel (which is not specified; in Intel Compute Stick stands 4-core Atom), microUSB port for power and a full-sized USB-port for connecting peripheral devices (mouse, keyboard, external drives, and t.). Depending on the configuration, the device can be equipped with 1 or 2 GB of RAM and flash memory capacity of 16 or 32 GB.

Manufacturer dongle – the company Daewoo Lucoms. Release device on the market, the partners plan in May 2015 According to Microsoft, then the owners will be able to upgrade to Windows 10.

The cost of the device, Microsoft has not been reported. On the support of wireless interfaces Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (it is present in the Compute Stick) the company also did not say.

HDMI-Dongle with Windows 8.1 from Microsoft

Windows-based PCs from Microsoft about the size of a tube of lipstick and presented earlier Intel Compute Stick – not the first computer of its kind. Back in July 2013, Dell has developed a similar device. Equipped with an HDMI-connector, it allows you to create a workplace wherever there is the display with support for such an interface. But, unlike the devices Microsoft and Intel, Dell Ophelia dongle is running an operating system Android, but not Windows.

Source: TechHive

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