Intel Corporation (INTC)’s Compute Stick PC Priced At About $150 Is Up For Pre-Order

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Intel Pocket Computer

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s Compute Stick, a dongle that plugs into TV’s HDMI port to provide quick compute capabilities is available for preorders on some online retail stores. The device costs about $150 with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows OS on and less with Linux. Intel is not alone in the race to bring compute power to televisions. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and ASUS are up to the same project with Chromebit computer, which is expected to cost less than $100 to turns your monitor into a Chrome computer.

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s computer-on-a-stick comes with 32GB storage and features 2GB of RAM. The device is powered by Intel Atom quad-core chip. The Compute Stick supports both USB 3.0 and Micro USB port.


Newegg is one of the online stores offering Intel’s computer-on-a-stick for preorders. The store has priced the Windows powered version of the compute stick for $149.99 and the Linux version for $110. Newegg lists the device with a release date of April 214.

On, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), both Windows and Linux versions of the Compute Stick are listed but without pricing or release details.

Intel introduces Compute Stick

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) unveiled the Compute Stick at the CES in January 2015 and said the device would retail for between $149 and $89 depending on whether you want a Windows or Linux experience. The Windows dongle runs Windows 8.1.

Getting started with Intel’s dongle PC

It is easy to get started with Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)’s computer-on-a-stick device. The user simply plugs the device into a TV HDMI port and once it boots the work can start. You need a wireless keyboard and mouth to enjoy the computing experience offered by the tiny computer PC device.

What the dongle PC is not

While the Compute Stick offers a quick computing experience for those seeking to hurriedly get something done on a computer, the device is not designed as a replacement for desktop or laptop computers.

ASUS and Google’s version of a compute stick is expected reach market later this summer to retail below $100. However, the Google-ASUS device will only run Google’s Chrome OS.

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