Microsoft Showcases Quanta Compute Plug

Microsoft Showcases Quanta Compute Plug
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Microsoft has showcased a lot of unique and weird computer designs at Computex on Tuesday night. The news that provided information about new PC devices also mentioned a device as small as a charger of a mobile phone.


The devices launched by Microsoft at Computex 2015 are to make users aware of the power of Windows 8 and the upcoming Windows 10. The device can actually be squeezed into a plug. Nick Parker from Microsoft demonstrated the all-new Quanta Compute Plug and it’s really amazing to see how much the company has packed into it.

It comes with two USB 3.0 ports along with an HDMI port that can be connected to your TV to convert it to computer. Bluetooth remote or headset will be enough to control the TV using Cortana, another Microsoft presentation.

“Quanta” is known for developing computers for third parties. This time, it has built a compact PC for Microsoft that will come with 2GB RAM, an Intel Bay Trail T-CR SoC (Z3735F) 7 chip, and flash storage up to 64GB. The plug-based PC is not the first one in the category, but it may well be the smallest one.

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According to a PC World report, Microsoft is also working on Foxconn Kangaroo, a small form factor PC that will come with a fingerprint sensor. Small computers are the future of the world of computing just as gesture-controlled technologies are. The other features are still to be noted, and the success will be gauged only when they come to the market.