The pc-on-a-stick idea is not new and many companies have already released such products, look no further than the Intel Compute Stick. At Computex in Taiwan, ASUS has shown off one of its own. It’s a new pc-on-a-stick called the Pen Stick and it’s powered by Windows 10. ASUS Pen Stick is powered by a Cherry Trail processor and it has decent specifications which makes the device a good option for normal tasks.
Since the idea is to package everything in a compact form factor, the ASUS Pen Stick can easily be carried in a pocket. It’s small and light enough to be that portable, which is what might entice buyers to consider this device.
From a distance someone might not be able to discern it from a large USB flash drive because that’s really how it looks. The device does have a power button on the side and there’s a HDMI connector where you’d normally find the USB connector on a flash drive.
ASUS Pen Stick has a Cherry Trail processor with 2GB RAM, 32GB of onboard storage and it runs Windows 10. There’s a microSD card reader, two USB 2.0 ports, a microUSB 2.0 port for power and a combo audio jack for mic and headphone. Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n are supported.
The ASUS Pen Stick is going to be released in the fourth quarter of this year, it will be priced around $150.