CES 2015: Intel Unveils A Windows PC On A Stick

CES 2015: Intel Unveils A Windows PC On A Stick

Lots of cool technology has been released at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. However, one of my favorites was the Intel Compute Stick. The concept is simple… just plug it into anything with an HDMI port, and you’ve got an instant Windows 8.1 PC. It’s similar to the idea of the Google Chromecast, but with a full-featured PC. Though this is not a new idea, this one looks promising. The tiny device features a quad-core Atom processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB of flash-based storage, all the standard wireless connectivity, and a microSD card slot for removable storage. There is also a USB port, but its used for power, not connectivity. Here’s the best part… it’s only $149. Heck, a retail copy of Windows 8.1 cost almost that much.

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