Roadmap for the smallest PC family of PCs Intel Is exposed, and reveals to us what the plans for the coming year
Despite the industrial silence we experienced over the past six months, Compute Stick products continue to be an impressive concept and have tremendous potential in our eyes - after all, it's a whole PC with dimensions of drive SSD External interface, which requires an external power connection but still is the most compact and convenient solution to transform any simple display device (HDMI based) into a computer and smart.
A new and official looking road map now being revealed on the network offers us a look at the plans for this category - now that the ultra-low-cost atom processor family no longer exists, in fact.
According to fresh information, Intel is preparing to launch a pair of new Compute Stick computers during the first half of 2017 - which will be based on the new Apollo Lake generation chips of Intel, Probably from the mobile N family (which includes the Celeron N3350, the Celeron N3450,Pentium N4200), which includes a thermal envelope of 6W, and is closest to the portable Cherry Trail chips on which the X-Compute Stick Basic in the current generation.
The new models will carry the Michigan City code name and will be available in two versions - one with Dynamic Memory 2GB, eMMC chip-based 32GB and 10 bit system 64 bit system installed, and the cheaper one will contain double RAM and dual volume of built-in storage Operating System. It's a bit of a weird choice for Intel, Since we would expect the more "upscale" version of Windows to be offered at the very least with the same material characteristics as the version supposedly aimed at freer and more modest operating systems, but the perspective of Intel Is different and the desire to maintain a specific price level led to this compromise.
Both new generation models will offer built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity with 2 broadcast antennas and 2 reception antennas, Bluetooth built-in 4.2 connectivity, USB One full size 3.0 connection USB One full-size 2.0, 3.5 millimeter audio connection and CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) technology support for theHDMI Which will allow control of the Compute Stick via the remote control and the TV's own infrared receiver.
The price of the new models is not yet known, but the roadmap seems to be more expensive than the Cherry Trail models that are in stores today - when our consolation may be that performance is also expected to be insignificant thanks to the use of up-to-date atomic chips and higher power casing . Does this mean that the dimensions of theCompute Stick The new ones will grow? We'll see.
The Apollo Lake Compute Stick computers should be used Intel At least until the first half of 2018, models will probably be replaced by the next atomic generation - but the most disappointing statistic in the new roadmap is that by which the most advanced and expensive Compute Stick computers are based on processors core m real -Skylake, Will not be granted another generation in the near future (apparently, it is worth taking the matter with our limited discretion) with chips Kaby Lake Improved, but will continue to serve the chip maker up somewhere in 2018.
We are very excited that a compact Compute Stick will soon be available with 4GB of dynamic memory and 64GB of built-in storage, which are much better suited to the modern computing world, core m new and even more advanced (perhaps with 8GB 's RAM And 128GB of storage Built?) Will arrive soon, despite everything. what do you think? Share comments with us.