Intel’s Dongle PC with Windows 8.1 Will Cost $149
Ashley Allen / 3 years ago
Want a PC as small as a Raspberry Pi with the plug-and-playability of a Google Chromecast? You’ll find it, and more, in Intel’s new Compute Stick. The Compute stick is powered by a quad-core Atom CPU and 2GB RAM, with 32GB storage, running Windows 8.1. Also on-board is WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and one USB port.
Though Intel hopes that later models will be powered directly via the HDMI connector – a Core M version has been mooted – but for now the Compute Stick requires a mini-USB power supply, much like a smartphone charger.
The Windows version is priced at $149, with a smaller, 1GB RAM/8GB memory Linux-based model costing $89. Both are due for release in March.