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PC-on-a-stick is smallest computer you can buy

Hannspree has squeezed a full PC onto a stick that fit easily in your pocket

It might look like a memory stick, but check again. What you’re actually looking at in the picture below is a full Windows 8 PC.

And gather closer; there’s more. Not only is this device a fully functioning computer, it is in fact the smallest computer on the market, according to its manufacturer Hannspree.

Inside that tiny 11cm x 4cm frame is a quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom processor and 2GB of RAM. The HDMI plug on the front means that all you need to get the ‘PC on a stick’ running is a high-definition screen to plug it into.

That done, your display is transformed into a home computer running Micrsoft’s Windows 8.

If your screen happens to be touch-enabled, then you’ll be able to use Windows 8’s touch interface. Otherwise you’ll need to connect a mouse and keyboard via the PC’s Bluetooth connection or single USB 2.0 slot.

Hannspress has announced the gadget, which weighs just 38g, with a recommended price tag of £169, although some online stores are already selling it for around £149.

As well as packing a 1.33GHz quad-core processor and that 2GB of RAM, the device has storage on board, too. You get 32GB as standard that you can boost by up to 128GB using the Micro SD slot.

There’s built-in wi-fi for connecting to the web and Bluetooth to connect those peripherals.

And if a stick PC seems like the computing way forward for you, don’t forget to check out the competition. Intel has launched its own Compute Stick as well.

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