Intel quietly unveiled at CES 2015 another computing gadget called the Intel Compute Stick. The small gadget has enough power to run Windows 8.1 applications on your TV via HDMI. The Intel Compute Stick is controlled by a Bay Trail processor, which is Quad Core Intel Atom processor. It accompanies 32 GB internal Storage and 2 GB of RAM. It has a USB port, HDMI obviously, also a MicroUSB port that gives power, and in addition a MicroSD slot. An Intel representative said that it is able to draw power via HDMI. It also packs Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 support.

We can hope the device to be successful, moreover, we will be able to see a much faster version of Intel Compute Stick with the Intel Core M processor.

Previously in 2011 2011 a Norwegian company FXI technologies showed off a USB stick-sized portable computer named Cotton Candy, which packs a dual-core 1.2-GHz Samsung Exynos ARM CPU (same as in the Galaxy S II), 64GB internal storage, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an HDMI-out and a MicroSD card slot for expandable storage, it was launched with Android version 2.3. Whenever you plug it in it is recognized as a USB device, but you can run Android apps in a secure window easily.

Ok, back to Intel Compute stick definitely it’s faster than Cotton Candy. Intel Compute stick also possess two variants,  both with different price tags. The windows 8.1 version will come with a price tag of $149, while the other running Linux will be lower powered (1GB RAM and 8GB internal Storage) and offers a price tag of $89. We will see both of them in March 2015.

Source: Intel

 

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