All things mini, Intel’s Computer on a stick
The Intel Compute Stick is a single-board computer designed to be used in media center applications that was developed by Intel. The computer, according to Intel, is designed to be smaller than conventional desktop or other small-form-factor PCs, while keeping comparable performance. Its main connector, an HDMI 1.4 port, along with a compatible monitor (or TV) and Bluetooth-based keyboards and mice, allows it to be used for general computing tasks.
Simply turn any HDMI enabled device into a computer with this compute stick.
The amazing device comes in different specifications but commonly in these:
- Quad-core Intel Atom processor
- Onboard storage (8gb to 64GB eMMC Storage)
- Onboard memory(1 to 4 GB Ram)
- Wifi 802.11bgn
- Intel Graphics
- Bluetooth 4.0
- HDMI Port & extension cable
- Power adapter
The Compute Stick comes pre-loaded with the any of the following operating systems:
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 10
- Ubuntu 14.04
There are other competitors which have also started manufacturing the same devise. In the end it all boils down to one’s preference especially durability and ease of use and not forgetting the price.
You can watch a demo here
Images courtesy of Intel