“The Panache Air PC comes with an HDMI port to transform TVs, LED or LCD monitors, or a projector into fully-functional computers”
Panache, a brand of Vardhaman Technology Pvt Ltd, has launched a compact pc-on-a-stick device in India. It is a dongle-sized device, which can transform any TV, LED or LCD monitor, or a projector into a fully functioning computer via HDMI port. The company is touting as the world’s first pocket computer with Windows 10. The device competes with the likes of the iBall Splendo, Intel Compute Sick (overview), Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300, and the ASUS VivoStick PC Compute Stick, which are all dongle-sized computers as well.
The Panache Air PC is four-inches long, and comes with a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, aided by 2GB of RAM. The device comes in two internal memory variants – 16GB and 32GB. It has a full-sized HDMI connector and a microSD card slot for adding storage. The device comes with a USB 2.0 port, and a micro-USB port to connect with external devices like keyboards and mice, and one micro-USB port for power. In addition, it also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options.
“CE and ROHS certified Air PC is the World’s smallest PC that can be carried anywhere and easily fit into a pocket. The fully functional Panache Air PC will revolutionize the way you work and play. The ultra-small, power efficient device is just 10cm (4inch) long, yet packs the power and reliability of a normal PC,” the company commented on the launch.
The Panache Air PC comes with a one-year subscription of F-Secure antivirus. The portable computer’s 16GB variant has been priced at Rs 9,999, while the 32GB edition will go on sale for Rs 10,999. It comes with a one-year replacement warranty.