The Raspberry Pi is all well and good as a really cheap PC, but it isn’t really designed for the Average Joe. In fact, unless you know your way around coding and Linux, it isn’t really the right product for you. Then there is the ChromeCast, another cheap alternative that you can plug into your television, but it needs another device to run it really. Everything in between needs varying levels of expertise, or doesn’t really offer much.
Intel announced the Compute Stick a little while back, which isn’t just a small PC, and comes with Ubuntu and Windows 8.1 offers. However, once again, the average Joe really rather just have Windows. MODECOM have announced the FreePC, which offers all the same features, and will be available from July on Amazon, from £129.
It offers the following specs:
• OS: Windows 8.1
• Microsoft® Office 365™ Personal – Free one month trial
• OneDrive: 10.000 GB cloud storage
• CPU: Intel Atom Bay Trail-CR Z3735F Quad Core
• Graphics: Intel HD graphics
• Display: supports up to Full HD 1080p
• RAM: 2GB DDR3L-RS
• Storage : 16GB eMMC
• MicroSDHC: up to 64GB
• Ports: 1 x mini USB 2.0 1 x micro USB 2.0 1 x micro USB 2.0 (power)
• Wireless: WiFi
• Bluetooth: 4.0 Low Energy
• Power 5V /2A
•Dimensions x 3.8 x 1 cm
Accessories: adapter, USB cable (power/OTG), manual
The FreePC offers a perfect solution for both who want a simple and cheap PC that can be plugged into a spare monitor/TV, or the businessman who needs to carry a PC with him. In fact, you can even plug it into a projector directly and stop faffing about with all the IT troubles that often seem to happen every time you want to run a presentation.
It will retail from £129, and can be bought via Amazon.com.
For more information, you can click: http://www.modecom.eu/.