The computer-on-the-USB drive of Intel comes to the shops, hijacked as hot cakes

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A few months after Chipizilla officially announced the PC, The tiny and impressive is landing in the online stores on the net - at winking prices that help the inventory disappear in less than 24 hours

Remember the exciting launch of Intel at the CES at the beginning of the year, of a laptop based on a portable Bay Trail, which can run a full-fledged Windows system with all its capabilities and features And comes in a size that does not exceed that of an average USB storage drive? Well, them Compute Stick computers Have finally landed in major network stores such as Amazon and-Newegg When they hold a price tag of 150 dollars to a version for 8.1 and 110 dollars to the more basic Linux version - all sold with impressive agility.

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Nice to meet - Intel Compute Stick

  • Operating System: 8.1 With Bing (Windows Version) / None (Linux version)
  • Chip: Atom Z3735F Quadron cores Silvermont base frequency of 1.33GHz and maximum frequency of 1.83GHz, built-in graphics core HD Graphics With four performance units (EU) at a base frequency of 310MHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 646MHz
  • RAM: 2 GB DDR3L (Windows version) / 1GB DDR3L (Linux version)
  • Internal storage: 32 GB based on eMMC (Windows version) / eight gigabytes based on eMMC (Linux version)
  • Connections: HDMI 1.4a full size, 2.0 full size, micro 2.0 for power supply, slot To expand storage
  • Wireless connectivity: In 802.11b / g / n standards and 4.0
  • Dimensions: 9.8 * 38 * 110.9 millimeters
  • Price: 150 dollars (Windows version) or 110 dollars (Linux version)


The fact that Intel's on-the-drive computers have quickly disappeared from inventory is not necessarily a huge commercial success, since we do not know what quantities reached the stores in the first place - but it does indicate a considerable interest in products of this type that actually exploit technological developments The currents allow each of us to hang out with a full windows computer (or Linux) in your pocket. We hope that Intel will be convinced to continue to develop the category, which is likely to gain a significant leap forward With the adoption of the 3.1 USB standard (Which supports power transmission up to 100 watts and gives access to more powerful hardware on such computers) and with the arrival of Cherry Trail chips generation Which should enable an upgraded user experience at the same cost and power consumption. Who knows - maybe down the road the Compute Stick will become a real brand, Much like the compact NUCs And all their derivatives.

If you are interested in your own Compute Stick and do not want to wait, it is not clear how much Intel's inventory replenishment throughout the network - you may be happy to discover That the network was full of parallel Chinese manufacturers, Most of them with the same hardware seemingly completely, Prices are slightly more winking, and some even offer the same look as the "original" home product , Including the company logo. However, it is quite clear why a large proportion of customers would prefer to pay a few dozen dollars more for a product that comes from Intel officially, instead of a product that comes from where they have never met.

Do PCs-on-a-drive with the future PC market, or just a toy that will not really have the ability to offer Worthy of the general public? You are invited to tell us what you think about the reactions.

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