ASUS VivoStick PC TS10 Review
ASUS VivoStick is a pocket-sized Windows PC that gives you a desktop-like computing experience wherever you are. It is powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor and turns any HDMI TV, display, or projector into a fully-functional PC for work or play.
PC opens up a world of computing possibilities for your home, office, or anywhere else you need it. VivoStick
ASUS VivoStick PC design
In this article, we are going to take a technical look into the various hardware components found in the ASUS VivoStick TS10. We will then run benchmark software on the PC to determine the performance of individual components. Next, we will move right into the software of the PC, looking at the performance and utilization of Windows, as well as the various useful applications on it.
Hardware Specifications and Performance
The new Intel Atom Z8350 Processor provides an all-rounded computing experience that can be felt from the moment it is powered on. With a powerful
Specifically, Intel’s hardware acceleration for Real Time Communications [RTC] and its built-in VP8 video codec on the Atom Processor allows high-quality, wideband voice and
This make the ASUS VivoStick PC great for collaborative and immersive learning applications. videoconferencing.
Specification: Intel Atom x5 Z8350
CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates a computer's performance. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON's award-winning animation software Cinema 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation.
Storage : Hynix eMMC 32GBThe ASUS VivoStick PC utilizes a eMMC5.1 solution from SK Hynix.
eMMC is an advanced, primary NAND solution for mobile devices. Its uses are expanded
The AS SSD Benchmark is a tool used to determine the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD)
Software of the VivoStick PC
As the VivoStick PC is limited in storage with its available 32GB eMMC, it matters that the operating system files do not take up too much space that leaves user to even lesser space for their own files. The table below shows storage taken up by the operating system before and after Windows update. Units are in GB.
Windows 10 Space Utilization and Performance on ASUS VivoStick PC
Windows 10 :
Main menu: VivoRemote Center
Auto Update: The VivoStick comes with an auto update software, which allows the user to update the BIOS, software and drivers.
The ASUS VivoRemote app allows users to make use of their mobile device as a keyboard remote for controlling of the VivoStick. With the use of local Wi-Fi technology, this intuitive app enables the control of VivoStick with the following features:
Final words and Conclusion
The ASUS VivoStick is well equipped with multiple connectivity options with its support for fast 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1. It also has a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port that allows expansion of the device to any other peripherals. It connects easily via an HDMI connector and is only powered via a micro USB interface, making it extremely convenient.
The pre-installed VivoRemote app is determined to be very useful. By using an Android or iOS phone or tablet to act as a keyboard, mouse, or media player remote control, the ASUS VivoStick can be controlled wirelessly without the need for additional hardware. There is also support for streaming of movies, photos, or games from the smartphone to your TV using a VivoStick with the app installed..
However, the ASUS VivoStick
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