There are many “mini” PCs on the market, but just recently a Chinese company named AliExpress released a PC that fits inside of a webcam. While it isn’t rare to see PC sticks, what is unique is a webcam PC. It packs most of the necessary features you would need in a computer and in a size that you can simply rest on your monitor. It is called the TVPRO HD6.
So what exactly does this “webcam PC” have to offer?
- Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB of storage
- MicroSD card slot
- Two USB 2.0 ports
- 1080p camera
- Two HDMI outputs
- Stereo speakers
- Dual microphones
- 3.5mm mic and speaker/headphone jacks.
- Supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
Obviously you cannot expect this PC to be very powerful, but for a light user, it may just be the perfect solution. The TVPRO HD6 is a Windows 10 based machine packed in a very tiny “webcam”. The whole unit measures 7.9″ x 1.9″ x 1.4″, which is larger than your typical webcam and even PC stick, however it packs in so many ports, that it’s very understandable.
It’s really neat that the TVPRO HD6 has stereo speakers, dual microphones and an HD camera and it’s not something you see on many mini PCs today. However, does this uniqueness make it worth the money? You may be able to find a typical PC stick with more power, but I would say the features of the TVPRO HD6 definitely give it an advantage over other mini PCs.
This device can be picked up for only $146 from AliExpress, an online Chinese company. It’s made mostly for video conferencing, but if all you do is browse the web, take notes and just typical light tasks, the TVPRO HD6 may be a really cheap option for a PC.
The real question is, with technology advancing as fast as it is, will all of our PCs (even powerful ones) fit in the size of a small stick or webcam one day? Is it possible to rid ourselves of big PC cases, and just plug a stick in a monitor? Let me know what you think in the comments below!