CES 2015: Intel Compute Stick turns any HDMI display into a PC

Intel at CES 2015 announced the Intel Compute Stick, a 4-inch Chromecast-like dongle that can transform any display with a HDMI port into a Windows PC. Featuring an Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, the Compute Stick has hardware comparable to that of a modern tablet. The Compute Stick also boasts a few other typical bells and whistles, including a Bluetooth, WiFi, a single USB port and a microSD slot. Since the Compute Stick runs Windows 8.1 with Bing, it will also include a free, one year subscription to Office 365 Personal edition.

The Compute Stick will be available in the United States from March and will retail for USD$149.

Intel will also offer a Linux version of the Compute Stick, featuring only 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, with a reduced a USD$89 price tag.


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