Intel Puts A Windows Computer Onto A USB Stick

Intel Puts A Windows Computer Onto A USB Stick
By The original uploader was VD64992 at English Wikipedia [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is home to many concepts which will never truly affect the average consumer, but the Intel Compute Stick is different.

The $149 product is essentially Windows on a stick, also packing in 2GB RAM and 32GB of storage into its 4-inch package. The stick can connect to any HDTV to turn the screen into a convenient computer, and can be likened to a more powerful version of the Google Chromecast.

Intel will also be offering a Linux version for $89.

ValueWalk’s October 2022 Hedge Fund Update: Haidar Capital Surges 225%

reports 1660232581Welcome to our latest issue of ValueWalk’s hedge fund update. Below subscribers can find an excerpt in text and the full issue in PDF format. Please send us your feedback! Featuring investors exit long-short hedge funds, the oil market is now "broken", and Haidar Capital surges 225%. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more

Intel computer stick’s capabilities

Although you should not expect the Compute Stick to be capable of undertaking taxing tasks like serious gaming, it is more than capable of the same word-processing or internet browsing as a cheap laptop or tablet. To further improve the user experience, why not pair your Compute Stick with a wireless keyboard and touchpad to build a highly-portable Windows computer for around $200.

According to Intel, the Compute Stick is best suited to “light productivity, social networking, web browsing, streaming media, and games.” The Stick is a fully-functioning computer, which sets it apart from the somewhat similar Amazon Fire Stick or Google Chromecast.

Ultra-portable computing

Indeed, the Compute Stick currently represents the cheapest option for taking computing to any HDMI monitor that you come across. Other technical specifications include Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, as well as 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. As well as the full-sized USB port, the stick is charged via a mini-USB connection.

The Compute Stick could sell well to travelling professionals, who could connect their pocket PC to TV screens in hotel rooms and conference centers. Another potential market is the education sector, which does not traditionally require huge amounts of processing power from its computer systems.

Products like the Compute Stick go to show that mingled in with the flashy, big-ticket technology advances showcased at CES, there does exist a selection of low-key items that could end up having far-reaching effects.

 via: QZ

While studying economics, Brendan found himself comfortably falling down the rabbit hole of restaurant work, ultimately opening a consulting business and working as a private wine buyer. On a whim, he moved to China, and in his first week following a triumphant pub quiz victory, he found himself bleeding on the floor based on his arrogance. The same man who put him there offered him a job lecturing for the University of Wales in various sister universities throughout the Middle Kingdom. While primarily lecturing in descriptive and comparative statistics, Brendan simultaneously earned an Msc in Banking and International Finance from the University of Wales-Bangor. He's presently doing something he hates, respecting French people. Well, two, his wife and her mother in the lovely town of Antigua, Guatemala. <i>To contact Brendan or give him an exclusive, please contact him at [email protected]</i>
Previous article Senator Demands Answers on Red Cross’ Finances
Next article Hall of Mirrors: Differences between The Great Depression, The Great Recession

No posts to display