Dell is all set to release its stick-sized PC called Project Ophelia, which can turn a TV into an Android computer. This thump-sized device will start shipping in July for about $100.
The concept of Ophelia was first introduced by Dell at CES in January. It is an Android-based device that can plug into a television and lets you use your TV as a display and can also run applications or access files stored remotely.
The first version of Ophelia comes with Dell’s Wyse PocketCloud software which enables users to login to a remote desktop or access files from other computers.
If your television set supports MHL, you can directly plug the stick into the HDMI port. The device takes power directly from the television set, so that you don’t need a separate power source.
Ophelia can turn any screen in to a PC or gaming machine. Also, it comes with access to Google Play Store and allows users to download apps, movies and TV shows from Play Store.
You can also run Android games or stream movies and videos from apps like Hulu or Netflix. It also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities.
Rumors suggest that Dell is currently working on a keyboard-like technology, so that users can type on the screen.
Dell hasn’t yet released the exact specs about Ophelia such as its processor, Android version or amount of RAM. Let’s wait a tad more.