Now it's official: a USB drive that is a complete computer, from Intel • HWzone
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Now it's official: a USB drive that is a complete computer, from Intel

A few months after some industrious Chinese manufacturers were already selling them, Shows Another cool use for its atomic chips - in computer form A disk that has been compressed to a USB drive size

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With all due respect to the tiny NUC computers (which continue to be miniscule with each new generation), Intel has other super-economical products that can get into an even more compact casing - and is now officially proving it with Displays the Compute Stick computer, Which is not significantly larger fast.

Compute Stick It is a complete PC that can run a system Or Linux for user selection, with a full-size HDMI 1.4a connection in a location where you would expect to see the USB connection, Sealed Z3735F square cores at 1.33GHz speed, memory Volume 2GB, volume Built-in eMMC volume 32GB, microSD slot for cards up to 128GB, slot 2.0 full size, Bluetooth connectivity 4.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi connectivity and Micro slot Through which the computer gets the power it needs.

The price of the Compute Stick 8.1 With Bing will cost about $ 150 (about $ 100 in direct conversion), while Intel also promises to offer a "lightweight" version designed for Linux distribution with built-in 600GB storage, memory Of 1GB and an even lower price tag of about $ 90.

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The Compute Stick (and its Chinese twins, assuming they can offer the same basic quality and functionality of the official version) is a cool product that will probably scream for anyone looking to get their personal "corner" wherever they are, and more so - a first-hand illustration of the future Curious that awaits us around the corner. First by The Cherry Trail generation will soon replace Bay Trail And can serve as a base for smaller and more advanced USB computers, and perhaps even an even more advanced solution based on the USB Core M chips - After all, the power consumption differences between them and the atomic chips are very small.

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See yourselves buying , Or think it's a gimmick and a waste of money only? Tell us in comments.

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Today, Chinese equivalents are almost identical to the original Compute Stick, With prices starting at just $ 100

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  1. An important step towards the future but it is not there yet. We will wait for more and see where it goes

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