Archos today announced its own version of the Intel Compute Stick. The stick runs Windows 10 and is a lot cheaper than Intel’s version. The Intel Compute Stick sells for about $150, where the Archos stick is $99.
The Intel Compute Stick is also available for $110 but then runs Ubuntu. The Windows variant, which for now runs Windows 8.1 with Bing, sells for about $150. The PC Stick from Archos and Intel only differ on the outside, the internals are exactly the same.
Even the measurements are about the same, the Archos PC Stick measures 113 x 38 x 14 mm and weighs 60 grams, while the Intel variant is 103 x 37 x 12 mm and 54 grams. The PC Stick has an Intel Atom Z3735F quad core CPU running at 1.33GHz. The Stick has 2GB RAM and can store up to 32GB of data on its EMMC storage. That capacity can be increased with a Micro SD card.
The PC Sticks runs a full version of Windows 10, including Office and Microsoft’s digital assistant Cortana. The Compute Stick can connect to the rest of the world with Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB or USB, according to Archos.