While it seems we want bigger screens on our smart phones when we are out and about…. We want our computers to be as small as possible! So if you are looking for a computer that is very small or one just to plug into your TV… we have some great options for you!
The Intel NUC (which stands for Next Unit of Computing) is the size of a sandwich! It is a fabulous option for those with a small office and no desk space. They come in a variety of flavours but still run a full version of Windows 8 (Not Windows RT as many smaller devices often do).
They can be mounted to the back of your monitor, the underside of a desk … or anywhere you can find the space. If you are someone for whom space is a premium, these a certainly the best option. You wont need to compromise on space for performance because these come in a variety of processors all the way up to an Intel Core i7!
They are energy efficient and will consume much less power than the average desktop PC.
They have a variety of uses outside of the traditional computer – from set top boxes; video surveillance; home entertainment; digital signage and more.
PC on a Stick!
The Intel Compute Stick – Plug one of these bad boys straight into the HDMI port on any TV or monitor, add a wireless keyboard and mouse and you have a fully functional computer with Windows 8 for under $300!
This is a computer that can fit in the palm of your hand! Connect it to your home or office Wi-Fi network and you can browse the internet, stream Netflix movies, send emails and so much more.
Want to use Netflix on your TV but want more than what a Google Chromecast can offer you ? This is the perfect.
Travel a lot? These can be plugged in to the HDMI port on a TV in a hotel room and if you take advantage of the hotel wi-fi network… as long as you brought a small wireless keyboard and mouse with you, you can work on a much bigger screen than your laptop.