Intel launched a new Dongle-like device with an ability to turn any TV to a fully-fledged Computer. Dubbed as Compute Stick, this device looks like a USB flash storage drive and comes with pre-installed Windows or Linux out-of-the box.
Measuring a length of 4-inch, the Compute Stick comes packed with Intel Atom 1.3GHz Quad-Core Z3735F processor and features the essential wireless connectivity, 32GB on board storage and microSD card slot for appending more memory.
However, the Linux version of Compute Stick will feature 8GB storage and 1GB RAM memory and will be available for $89. The Windows version will come up with 2GB RAM memory.
The Windows version stick will feature Windows 8.1 operating system. Both the versions need to be connected to an HDMI port. Later the user needs to connect a Bluetooth capable Keyboard and Mouse for using it. The device is expected to arrive by March, this year.
- CPU: Intel Atom Processor Z3735F
- PMIC: Dollar Cove AXP288
- Memory: 2GB DDR3L
- Storage: eMMC 16GB/32GB/64GB
- Expandable Storage: Micro SD Card Slot
- Display: HDMI IN
- WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 HS uART (Singel Wifi/Bluetooth combo chip)
- USB: USB2.0 cut type A x 1
- Power Input: Micro-USB 2.0 B connector
- Adaptor: 10W(5V/2A)
- BIOS: 2MB
- LED Indication: Power Status Indicator
- OS: Windows (Win 8.1 with Bing, 32bit)
- Accessory: 20cm HDMI cable (optional)