What Are PC/Compute Sticks?

PC and compute sticks are small pocket-sized devices that plug into your TV’s HDMI input port. As their name implies a stick is a complete PC on a stick, equipped with RAM/hard drive memory, integrated WiFi networking, USB and HD graphics controller. A stick will typically boot a standard operating system–like Microsoft® Windows®–and be capable of running standard application software.

PC Stick and Compute Stick Products

Selecting the Right PC Stick

A PC stick, also known as a compute stick, is a pocket-sized device designed to plug directly into your TV’s HDMI source input. A PC stick transforms your TV into a personal computer capable of running general purpose software. PC sticks support a wide variety of consumer applications, ranging from Web TV, office automation, home theater (media streaming) and gaming; even commercial applications like digital signage. We will present product features consumers should look at before choosing a particular PC stick brand.

PC/Compute stick digital signage media player

PC/Compute Sticks: The New Digital Signage Media Player

PC and compute sticks can be used as a low-cost digital signage player and combined with PowerPoint for displaying multimedia presentations on a standard TV. PC/compute sticks are pocket-size Windows devices that plug into your TV’s HDMI source input. PC/compute sticks together with PowerPoint offer a complete low-cost digital signage solution that is ideal for non-technical users.