Last January, at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Intel presented its Compute Stick device. Behind this name, there was a key to insert into an HDMI port to consider a home computer or a thin client. Two versions were planned, a first under Windows 8.1 and a second under Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS.
The Intel Compute Stick HDMI key finally appears on the stalls. It can thus be seen on the Amazon, BestBuy or Newegg platforms. For the one under Windows, expected on May 8, you will have to pay in the 150 dollars. For that under Linux, scheduled for May 31, it will be necessary to count 100-110 dollars according to resellers.
Intel Compute Stick (click to enlarge)
As for features, the Intel Compute Stick HDMI key is based on an Intel Bay Trail platform with an Atom processor. 64-bit quad-core at 1.33-1.83 GHz and a RAM 1 or 2 GB (Linux and Windows respectively). It offers 8 or 32 GB space (for Linux and Windows respectively) with an extension by MicroSD, Wi-Fi 802.11n / Bluetooth 4.0 connections and a Micro-USB 2.0 port for its power supply.