Product Comparison: ASUS VivoStick (TS10-B017D) vs ASUS Chromebit (CS10)


General Specifications
Brand
Asus
Asus
Model
VivoStick (TS10-B017D)
Chromebit (CS10)
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The innovative ASUS VivoStick plugs directly into an HDMI port to turn any HDMI monitor into a productive Windows 10 PC or any TV into an enhanced Smart TV.
ASUS Chromebit CS10 measures just 12cm long and is the world's smallest Chrome OS device. Turning your large monitor or TV into a computer running the latest Chrome OS is easy – simply plug Chromebit CS10 into the HDMI port and pair it with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. Chromebit CS10 gives you all the computing essentials so you can conduct online research, catch up with friends, or watch Full HD movies on the big screen. You can even use it for business applications or digital signage and self-serve kiosks. Explore the possibilities with ASUS Chromebit CS10 – the minimalist and cost-effective computer for your home or business, you can even take it with you on the road.
Key Specs
Processor Speed
1.44 GHz
1.8 GHz
RAM
2 GB
2 GB
Storage
32 GB
16 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS VivoStick (TS10-B017D) Intel Atom Z8350
  • A little more bloatware then the lenovo stick but is 64bit cpu and os with a slightly better processor. Great performance with KODI.
  • It is what you would expect from an ASUS Atom processor. Works beautifully, a little slow on some apps, but suspect that is due to my local Wi-Fi, easy to set up and configure.
  • I've noticed the stick turns off the fan noise when it drops to around 50% ram usage. The whirring was a bit annoying when it was at 85% out of the box.
  • It is no faster than my Transmormer T100 that is two years old with an outdated processor.
  • Needs more ram. It's a bit sluggish. The speed of the device is slow, but if you're just using it for simple stuff like Word or browsing it should be fine.
ASUS Chromebit (CS10) Stick-Desktop PC
  • Excellent resolution, great speed, access to thousands of apps
  • I use it primarily as a media device and it plays 1080p 60fps streaming video perfectly. The ARM processor (RK3288) is exactly the same as in my Asus Chromebook Flip. Same clock speed (1.8Ghz) but with only 2GB ram instead of 4GB.
  • It runs 95% of my work/play needs. My Microsoft-based PC is now relegated to just playing games.
  • It runs 95% of my work/play needs. My Microsoft-based PC is now relegated to just playing games.
  • The storage here is mainly meant to download additional application files thru Chrome web store and not meant to download heavy files (mainly videos) . Would you need more storage , you can use the 100 GB available on google drive or a USB attached storage connected to chromebi
  • The chromebit is slow operations overall, the issue I have found is whenever it comes back from sleep, I lose audio.
  • Is very promising since it really can do everything a huge desktop unit can, but it is way too slow in loading pages and searching. It simply does not compare at all to a chromebox.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
0.65 in.
0.7 in.
Width
5.31 in.
4.8 in.
Depth
1.42 in.
1.2 in.
Weight
2.72 oz.
0.17 oz.
Features
CPU
Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8350
Rockchip RK3288
OS
Windows 10 Home
Chrome OS
Connectivity
Bluetooth V4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0
Ports
Micro USB power input, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Audio Jack, HDMI
HDMI, USB 2.0, DC In
Extras
18 W Power adapter, 100G ASUS Webstorage for 1 Year free usage, ASUS VivoRemote app, Intel® HD Integrated Graphics
100GB of Google Drive space free for 2 years
What customers say about "Features"
ASUS VivoStick (TS10-B017D) Intel Atom Z8350
  • Full Windows 10 OS that has upgraded to the latest patch level. I have been able to successfully install Apple iTunes, AirPort, Firefox and Quicken 2015.
  • Runs full 64 bit OS and has ample performance for most tasks.
  • I reinstalled the latest version of windows, as its a bit bloated with eh manufacturers version of windows, makes for a good stick, runs video smooth and keeps a connection to the 5 GHZ band just great.
  • In reality the CPU power is incapable of handling even the smallest task.
  • The CPU is usually around %25 of usage when idle and once you start a Skype video call, the CPU goes to 100%, the quality of the video call becomes very low and the sound constantly breaks.
ASUS Chromebit (CS10) Stick-Desktop PC
  • If you're not familiar with Chrome OS, it's a device that lets you run basically just the Chrome browser and do almost everything you can on a regular PC using the browser.
  • Works great, on the tip opposite of the HDMI connector is a USB port. You can use this to plug in a dongle I use a Logitech K400 and use the chrome browser to play Netflix, Hulu, and shows from my Plex server.
  • The wifi connection is very good and fast. Perfect use for Netflix, youtube, & gmail
  • Bluetooth is built-in so pair it with any wireless keyboard and mouse and you'll have an extra USB port for your removable memory storage, digitizer pad, or pretty much anything else that's USB compatible
  • The lack of a SD card slot to expand storage beyond the 16GB and being limited to a single USB 2.0 port is pretty lackluster
  • It’s annoying that it won’t work without a Google account. Sometimes it won’t wake up from sleep unless the USB keyboard is disconnected and reconnected.
  • My only real gripe is that the device will not automatically request a bluetooth keyboard after the first boot.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CB, CE, FCC, UL, WiFi, RF
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