We had it for testing only. It did all we wanted: Internet
, nav software
I did not buy one as here they are around 160 EU freedom units where we are (Canary Islands). Add a small hdmi screen
(I do not have any hdmi screen
onboard yet) and it becomes quite a package. For 25% of this we can buy an 8inch tablet that does everything as well, and can be taken on a trek ashore.
If you are into a small installation
, you will find that a 15 inch hdmi screen will burn so many amps that the energy savings on a stick may become less relevant. And the screen needs its own power brick most of the time, few come with 12 volt plug
Here (EU) you can buy things like a microcube from Medion, loaded with Windows and then just swap the HD for any SSD. You end up with a very sturdy and upgradeable/repairable unit. If your locker space is vertical a small 11 inch laptop
with SSD makes for a very neat alternative for people who do not want a stick nor a cube. Cubes are about 250 units and 11 inch ssd laptops are about 200 units here. 8 inch tablets are about 100 units.
So it all seems to boil down to how much cabling and AC/DC spaghetti you are willing to tolerate and what size of screen you want, and finally, need for mobility or lack of it.
BTW One thing that gave me a mild shock was the size of the stick. I saw them before only on Internet
pictures, I imagined they were tiny. They are not!
To sum up, if you want a stick, and if Asus is inexpensive where you are, it is worth a try out.