Vensmile W10 – a Different Look to The “Mini PC”

VensmileW10Technology keeps getting smaller, it seems there's virtually no limit to what you can fit into a hand-held device. We're used to seeing a lot of HDMI streaming dongles, like the Roku or Chromecast, entering the picture. Now, computers-on-a-stick, like Intel's Compute Stick debuted at this year's CES, are becoming more and more common these days. A company called Vensmile has slightly strayed away from the pack, creating a Windows 8.1 running mini PC about the size of a small tablet. It's not as tiny as an HDMI dongle, but it still mimics most of the features found in computing sticks.

VensmileW10-1Dubbed the Vensmile W10, this thing really has everything a computer has. Measuring just 5.9 x 3.1 x .39 inches, comes with 64GB of storage, and 2GB of RAM. It runs an Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor, has a built-in 3,000 mAh battery, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, and comes fully loaded with Windows 8.1 and Bing software (Digital Trends). This hand-held device even sports all the necessary connectivity ports, including 2 USB 2.0 ports, a mini HDMI for external display, a microSD for expanded storage, and 1 micro USB for power. Impressive, right?

VensmileW10-2All of this, and you'd wonder what the price would be. It's not a smartphone, but it's sized and shaped like one. It's not a computer, but it truly acts like one. It's a lot like the Compute Stick, but actually comes with twice the storage, and far more connectivity ports. At just $149 in the U.S. and $119 in China, the Vensmile W10 mini PC, it is currently available for purchase from AliExpress.

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  • I have one of these and toyed with it just a couple of days ago and is extremely fast and powerful!