There's a small USB stick with Intel's Bay Trail CPU that can run Windows 8.1

Would you like to be able to run a full version of Windows 8.1 on a device as small as a USB flash drive? Then get ready to be happy as Intel is apparently offering a way to do just that with a recently discovered USB stick that has a version of its Bay Trail-based Atom processor inside.

There's two versions of this product available. One has the quad-core Z3735G Bay Trail chip with 1GB of RAM that can run the 32-bit version of Windows 8.1. The second has the Z3735F version of the chip with 2GB of RAM that supports the 64-bit version of the OS. It can also run Linux and Android.

The tiny stick still has enough room for two USB 2.0 ports, a microSD card slot, and a HDMI port. The stick can be bought with either 16 or 32 GB of onboard storage. Finally, there's 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless hardware inside.

Alieexpress is currently selling the 32-bit version of the stick for about $125 but just when it will get a formal launch in the US is currently unknown. We would assume the stick does not come with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. What uses would you find for such a PC?

Source: Aliexpress via WinBeta

John Callaham