There have been many attempts to bring Android to the desktop, however, Remix OS seems to be the only one successful in doing so. The Remix Mini is a small device that can be plugged into a monitor, along with mouse and keyboard using the ports on the back. Since it is so small, there are only a few ports available. Including a HDMI, two USB ports and Ethernet. There is also a headphone jack along with a micro SD card slot available. With the Remix Mini being so small, it can also use very little power. In fact it operates at just 10 watts. Saving plenty of energy. The Remix Mini also supports Bluetooth.
Remix OS brings the entire Android app ecosystem to the desktop. It also has a desktop-like experience with a task-bar, multi-window multi-tasking, as well as mouse and keyboard support. It makes for a great experience, and allows you to get Android apps in a desktop environment before Google brings the Play Store to Chromebooks later this year.
Right now, the Remix Mini is available on the Android Headlines Store for just $65. That's definitely a great price to check out the Remix Mini and see if having Android on the desktop is worth it. Typically, the Remix Mini would set you back as much as $90.