Chipmaker Intel is serious about getting in on the mini-computer revolution – and we really mean mini – with its Compute Stick and NUC devices.
The Intel Compute Stick, to be released later this month, is a pocket-sized computer that, according to its manufacturer, transforms any TV or monitor into an entry compute experience. It plugs directly into the monitor’s HDMI port.
The company’s NUC, which is already on the market, puts desktop PC power into a device only 100 mm square. It’s said to offer users premium performance, impressive visuals, and home theatre features that give the power to play, create, entertain, and inspire right from home.
Pre-installed with Windows 8.1 or Linux, the Compute Stick is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor. It has built-in wireless connectivity, on-board storage, and a micro SD card slot for additional storage, providing a ready solution with plenty of storage and performance when you need light productivity, social networking, web browsing, and streaming media. However, it’s also business ready, with the potential to enable thin-client solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses.