ASUS has released to the market its second generation of PC Stick, so much so that his tracks are already visible in some European online stores. Its price is 179 Euros, but we are certain that in the coming days there will be changes in the list above all by improving the availability of Mini PCs. The new key still takes the name of ASUS QM1, just like its predecessor, does not vary in design yet very similar to an Intel Compute Stick but proposes a new hardware platform based on Intel Atom “Cherry Trail”.
The PC Stick ASUS (code QM1-C006) in fact includes a SoC quad-core Intel Atom Z8300-x5 from 1.44GHz (and up to 1.83GHz), much more powerful in terms of graphics compared to the previous Intel Atom Z3735F (Bay Trail), and also more efficient in terms of energy. The sheet is then complemented by 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which can be expanded with a microSD card slot. There is also a USB 2.0 full-size to connect peripherals (mouse, keyboard, and so on) and a micro USB connector, useful only for feeding. Obviously board will form 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and an HDMI port to connect the TV Stick to a TV or monitor. The operating system is Windows 10 in the 32-bit version.
ASUS QM1 goes well join the other two PCs Stick, already announced: VivoStick has roughly the same features but a particular chassis, compact enough to hold or carry in your pocket, while Chromebit is a key based on Rockchip RK3288 and Chrome OS.