The ASUS VivoStick PC (TS10) is a Windows 10 PC in your pocket that provides a desktop style experience on any HDMI enabled screen. Powered by Intel’s Atom™ processor it’s capable of turning any TV, monitor or projector into a fully functional Windows 10 PC and its size makes it useful in almost every situation.ASUS VivoStick PC (TS10) specifications:
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|CPU||Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350 Processor|
|Graphic||Intel® HD Graphics|
LPDDR3 at 1600MHz
100G ASUS Webstorage for 1 Year free usage
|Wireless Data Network||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth V4.1|
|Side I/O Ports||1 x Micro USB (For Power Only)
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x Audio Jack(s) (Mic/Headphone Combo)
|Front I/O Ports||1 x HDMI Out|
|Power Supply||18 W Power adapter|
|Dimensions||135 x 36 x 16.5 mm (WxDxH)|
Quick Start Guide
Adobe Acrobat Reader
ASUS Business Manager
ASUS Product Registration Program (APRP)
Cloud Storage Space － 100G ASUS Webstorage for 1 Year free usage
Maxon’s Cinebench R15 was run to compare the VivoStick’s performance against other configurations in Maxon’s performance database.
The AS SSD Benchmark tool is a standard SSD benchmark tool that we use to test SSDs here. Not quite the speeds you find with larger SSD drives but still fast enough for our needs.
Kodi media software was used to test the VivoStick’s capabilities with 1080p video streaming. We had issues getting raw footage from a GoPro to play back with the footage freezing shortly after starting. This was consistent with any video played.
That said, all processed 1080p content played back fine without any issue.
The ASUS VivoStick was the first “stick” based form factor device that we have reviewed and we were quite pleased with only a few areas of improvement noted. Firstly, 32GB of storage seems quite limiting in this day and age considering how quickly the OS and a handful of applications can consume storage. Secondly, and also related to storage, we felt that the device had too much pre-installed bloatware.
However, the overall experience with the ASUS VivoStick was quite positive. The TS10 provides a good range of connectivity options as well as USB 3.0 and 2.0 support. Connecting an external drive or power source is painless and everything worked as expected. Whilst the performance wasn’t that of an uber gaming rig, it was still modest enough to provide flawless 1080P streaming to our display.
A great little device for travelling, work or play.