Connecting a small PC to a TV can have many purposes: from converting a standard TV into a Smart TV, viewing multimedia content through paid platforms like Netflix, or viewing our multimedia content. But it can also work streaming games from PC from home and beyond, so on this list we'll try to cover all the possible options. Having said that, let's go there.
Intel NUC 8I3CYSM2
Originally, this little PC is a fake from without RAM or storage, but in this case it's a complete machine already described. It has an Intel Core i3-8121U processor, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM in SO-DIMM format and a 1TB hard drive (supports installation of an additional M.2 SSD). It includes WiFi AC and Bluetooth, and already includes a Windows 10 operating system installed.
Of course, this small PC can be connected to the TV via HDMI and we can do everything with the Windows 10 operating system that allows it without limitation.
This little PC has the kind of «NUC2 but it's cheaper, but also less powerful. It equips the Intel Pentium J5005 processor, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, 256 GB SSD and has built-in WiFi. It supports installing a 2.5-inch hard drive for extra storage, and comes with Windows 10 already installed.
600 HP Pavilion Wave
This version is very nutritious. Looking "vase" (arguably), this small processor PC has an Intel Core i5-6400T processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 1TB hard drive inside. It has Intel HD 530 graphics, WiFi, Bluetooth and has Windows 10 installed in the factory. It is 173 x 168 x 259 mm and weighs 2.1 Kg.
Intel Compute Stick 1AW32SC
If your requirements are small, the popular Intel Compute Stick can provide you with a great service. This model includes an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor and 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of EMMC storage. You already know that in order to connect you must use an HDMI port on the TV and power it via USB. By the way, it features Windows 10 pre-installed.
ASUS Vivo Stick TS10
This Asus computer stick is its version of Intel one, with the same hardware (Intel Atom x5-Z8300, 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC storage) also Windows 10. It's less expensive than device I -Intel also, though not unique, does not support expanding your storage using Micro memory cards.
Apple TV 4K
If instead of Windows you like the Apple ecosystem more, the Apple TV is a great PC mini to connect to the TV. It has its own operating system, but it contains many apps and games that we can control from its touch control with voice control.
Xiaomi Mi Box S
If, on the other hand, you are more interested in "TV Box" styles with Android, this little PC from Xiaomi is a great option, though of course it has many customizable layers on top of Android 8.1 that are aimed specifically at the television. It has an ARM Cortex A53 quad-core processor with Mali-450 GPU, 2GB DDR3 memory, and 8GB storage in MMC, making it ideal for more online content or anything else.
Amazon Fire TV
We are finalizing the list with another small PC specifically designed for TV by Amazon, Fire Stick. It has the same format as the computer sticks we've seen before, but this time it has its own app based on Amazon products. You can access a variety of applications such as Prime Video, Netflix, Youtube, etc.