Just like hybrids, PC-on-a-stick appears to be all the rage at the moment. The Splendo is another mini PC offering, the result of collaboration between Indian tech company iBall and Microsoft. It enables you convert a compatible TV or monitor into a full-featured Windows desktop PC.
Description and Specifications
The iBall Splendo is just about as compact and portable as other PC-on-a-stick devices we have already seen, including the Intel Compute Stick and Lenovo IdealCentre 300 Stick. It rocks a fan-less design — very likely a testament of the power efficiency of the processor used.
Talking about processor, the tiny computer is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F CPU, which is supported by decent 2 GB of RAM. It also features HD graphics.
Onboard storage on the Splendo is 32GB and, if you are not satisfied with that capacity, you will be able to add extra storage space via a microSD card slot. The PC-on-a-stick also features a standard USB port and a micro-USB port. You also get Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi for your connectivity needs.
Power of Windows and Smart TV
You only need an HDMI port on a TV or monitor to transform such to a fully functional Windows PC with this device. The iBall Splendo is already loaded with Windows 8.1 operating system, so you only need to plug and play.
It comes with a wireless mouse and keyboard to fully complete the Windows PC experience. Interestingly, the small device supports multi-channel digital audio for enjoyable sound.
You not only get to enjoy full Windows features on your TV with the iBall Splendo; it also basically transforms your set to a Smart TV. The device allows you get TV content from online sources, such as YouTube, amongst other things.
It enables you turn your TV into a capable conference tool, removing need for buying extra costly equipment. Just like its rivals, iBall Splendo is perfect for travelers, as it can easily be carried in the pocket or bag.