MagicStick puts an Intel Cherry Trail processor with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage running Windows 10 in your pocket
Update: The campaign is in its final hours, and a few new stretch goals have been added. The company is now offering a few new color options, along with a small battery pack to keep it powered to travel for an instant boot, USB3.1 Charger, Short HDMI extender cable as well as a LAN adapter. If you want to back the project, or find out some additional details, hit the link below.
Original: MagicStick is a Windows 10 PC stick that is currently on Indiegogo as a crowdfunding campaign. The campaign has well surpassed its goal, and likely for good reason. So, what is the MagicStick you ask? Well, it's a full Windows 10 machine, on a portable HDMI drive. It runs on Intel's Cherry Trail Z8700 processor with 16 Core GPU, and the comes equipped with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board storage. The stick comes pre-loaded with both Windows 10 Home Edition and Android Lollipop.
As far as ports, the MagicStick has one USB 3.1, two USB 3.0, one USB Type-C, as well as a microSD card slot. To take control, you can use an app on your smartphone, or connect a wireless keyboard and mouse if you wish. You'll be able to play cutting edge HEVC (h265) video and a host of regular codecs including h264 smoothly in hardware as well as stream video from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Video and Hulu using their regular windows apps or browser of your choice. While smartphones are becoming more powerful, and Windows 10 Mobile with Continuum will let you take your smartphone content to the big screen, sometimes you just want a full Windows 10 machine in your pocket.
Pricing for the MagicStick starts at $99 for the lower spec One (2GB Ram and 32GB storage) and moves up to $249 for the fully loaded Wave (8gb ram 64GB storage and fastest processor). In between is the One+ for $167. All units can dual boot into Windows 10 or Android but you'll need factor in a Windows 10 Home license when the trail runs out. License can be bought for a low as $30 on eBay.
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