If you want to turn your TV into a fully functional computer, you can do this easily! How? it is very simple. For this you will have to buy a new device- the USB TV HDMI stick. It can be plugged directly into a television, monitor or projector. There are now several leading companies who have started making the HDMI stick:
Intel Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC
The Intel Compute Stick is available with a price tag of Rs. 8,399 and comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1 OS. The device is very easy to use. Just take it out of the box and plug it into your HDMI-enabled TV or monitor. Now you can use your TV for more than just watching shows and movies. In fact, you have transformed your HDMI TV into a full computer and you can check emails or search the web easily. This Compute Stick also lets you develop digital signages and add intelligence to a conference room projector and deploy a room of thin clients.
It is true that the device is much small, even it fits easily in the palm of your hand, nonetheless it delivers a powerful performance with its quad-core Bay Trail Atom Z3735F processor with a 1.33 GHz to 1.88 GHz frequency range and 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. Besides, it is outfitted with a 32 GB of flash memory drive that provides instant access to your programs and data. Its storage capacity can be further expanded by inserting an optional microSD card into the memory card slot, which accepts a 128 GB micro SDXC card.
This Compute Stick PC delivers full plug-and-play connectivity by offering an integrated USB 2.0 port for connecting with a printer, storage drive, or other USB devices. Moreover, you can wirelessly access the Internet to check emails, browse websites and sharing files and videos with its built-in 802.11b/g/n/ Wi-Fi.
iBall Splendo PC-on-a-Stick
The iBall Splendo PC-on-a-Stick comes with a Free Wireless Deskset at a Maximum Retail Price of Rs. 9,999. It is backed by a one-year warranty too. The iBall Splendo comes pre-loaded with geniune Windows 8.1. So it is ready to do everything your desktop can, straight out of the box. And when you are ready to do great things, the device comes ready for a free upgrade to Windows 10. It is in partnership with Microsoft.
You can create your own documents and edit them also by using various tools such as Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and so on from online. You can easily access data through One Drive anywhere at anytime from any devices whether from Tablet PCs, smartphones, desktop and even from PC-on-Stick. Further you can store 15 GB data free on OneDrive Cloud when you login to Microsoft account.
The iBall Splendo is powered with Intel chipset, Quad core processor with phenomenal speed of up to 1.83GHz, which allows you to manage multiple processes simultaneously providing splendid performance. In addition, it has 32 GB of built-in storage which is expandable up to 64 GB with the help of microSD card. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n wireless as well as Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.
Moreover, because of its ultra-low power, ultra-compact size, fan-less and versatility advantages, you can use iBall Splendo splendidly. You can surf Internet, email and finish off urgent tasks and create and edit document, excel sheets, presentations, also fun with gaming experience, groove into favourite tunes and watch movies, videos. So, just plug iBall Splendo PC-On-Stick to your screen TV or projector and start using it as a PC.
Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300
The Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 is the company’s owns PC-on-a-stick device, which is priced at $129 or approximately Rs. 8,250. The Ideacentre Stick 300 transforms any TV or display into a PC, nevertheless, you still need to bring your own keyboard and mouse. This lightweight device is ideal for media, gaming and web browsing.
The device comes with Windows 8.1, which is further upgradeable to Windows 10.
The Stick 300 is powered by a 1.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3735F processor, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of in-built storage. There is a USB port on one side and a microSD card slot for more storage on the other, plus it has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
Asus Chromebit USB
Asus Chromebit comes with a low price tag of Rs 6,000. The Chromebit looks like a large USB thumb drive.It connects through HDMI to a TV or monitor. The Chromebit gives you an instant access to Chrome OS and all its features. Besides, the Asus-made Chromebit includes 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.
The Rikomagic V5 comes with a price tag of around $108 from Amazon or Geekbuying.It is a small powerful computer that connects to a TV or screen through its HDMI connector. In fact, it is controlled by a wireless controller. The Rikomagic can be simply plugged in a wireless keyboard and mouse and you can easily browse the web, check emails, listen to music, blast some zombies and download a movie right from the comfort of your arm chair.
The Rikomagic V5 runs on the latest version of Google Android Kit Kat, which gives you access to a huge selection of apps. Furthermore, the V5 is powered by a Quad Core Mali T764 3D Graphics Processor by which you can bring the most complex and graphically rich Android titles to the big screen.
In terms of connectivity, the device is loaded with Bluetooth, two full sized USB ports and a microSD card slot. And, of course, the usual HDMI and Wi-Fi. Additionally, it has 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB to 16 GB of built-in storage.
Mini PC MeegoPad T02
As a matter of fact, Meegopad was the first company out of the gate with a Windows HDMI stick earlier this year. Now the company is back with a new and improved version that performs better and offers additional ports. The Mini PC MeegoPad T02 comes with a price tag of Rs. 8,499.It is a small high parameter mini PC that connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. You can enjoy online movies, live and on demand sports, photos, games, music, working and much more. On the whole, it brings your unexpected experience and you can really enjoy Mini PC’s feeling.This usb stick for hdmi runs on Windows 8.1 OS, which can be upgraded to Windows 10. It is powered by an Intel Atom quad core Z3735F chipset that supports Intel Burst Technology. Additionally, it has 2 GB of fast DDR3L RAM by which you can get a full PC experience. Moreover, it gives you 32 GB of flash memory and the micro SD card slot, so you can add an additional 64 GB of storage, which provides you additional room for all your apps and documents.Furthermore, it has 2 standard USB Ports, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0. Its dimension is 110×43×9.9 mm and weighs just 48gram.
The MoreFine M1 is the world’s First DUAL OS Finger PC licensed with WINDOWS 10 and Android 4.4. It comes with a price tag of $126.99 on Amazon.com. You can just connect this player to the HDMI interface of TV and it will convert the regular TV into a Smart TV which likes a PC. In so far, it is fully compatible with all HDMI port supported device.The usb stick is powered by Intel Atom Quad Core Z3735F processor with Burt technology power. In addition, it has 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and 32 GB of flash memory. You can further extend its storage up to 64 GB via TF card.In terms of connectivity, it has Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Standard USB 2.0 x 1, Micro USB 2.0 x 1 and Bluetooth 4.0. Moreover, the MoreFine M1 has dimension of 111 x 38 x 10 mm and weighs 43 gram only.