Microsoft India has partnered with iBall to announce an 8,999 rupee (around $140) PC-on-a-stick that plugs straight into a HDTV. The Splendo, announced on iBall’s website, takes up one HDMI port and comes with a keyboard and mouse. The stick has a micro SDXC slot, normal and micro USB, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Aimed at performing a range of less-intensive tasks, the stick is powered by an Intel Atom quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB in-built memory. iBall touts its small size as meaning it could work as a laptop replacement, for those who need to take their computer with them on travels. The stick is set for release in July.
The computer comes with Windows 8.1 installed, but there is no word on whether the device will support Windows 10. While Microsoft’s system requirements state that basically any PC running Windows 8.1 will be supported for Windows 10, the company also notes that some 32GB devices may not be able to run the OS. Consumers set on running Windows 10 on their Splendo may want to hold off until iBall releases clarification.