CES 2015: Intel Compute Stick Transforms any HDMI Display into a Computer

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The Intel® Compute Stick isn't just another streaming device that plugs into your HDTV. It's a fully functional computer that plugs into the HDMI port of a display (it will also need to plug into a USB port for power). At just 4 inches long, you'll be able to get the complete experience on an ultraportable, power-efficient device. It also comes pre-installed with Windows 8.1 or Linux. It features the reliability of a quad-core Intel® Atom processor, built-in wireless connectivity, onboard storage, and even a micro Secure Digital media card slot for storage expansion.

For the average consumer, the Intel Compute Stick will provide storage and performance needed for light productivity, social networking, web browsing, and streaming media, such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, and even games.

The Intel Compute Stick also enables thin-client solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, delivering ultra-portability and reliable plug-and-play simplicity. This allows business professionals to give presentations without having to drag their laptops around. And with Windows Remote Desktop, they'll have access for on-the-fly support.

Consumers and businesses may be covered, but developers were not left out in the cold, either. The Intel Compute Stick can also be a reliable low-power solution for developers creating light digital kiosks, with user-friendly installation, and delivering streaming or static HD content on displays located anywhere. The Intel Compute Stick is expected to ship later this year.

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  There are already many amateur postings about getting mini-computers such as Intel NUC to run Apple OSX Yosemite. Any info on this? Also, any Info about getting Servers to run lo-bitrate vidclips for millions of simultaneous Users? Thank You. 

Hi -

There is no apparent truth to any of these rumors.  As this product has just been introduced, we will need to wait for more information from INTEL and for actual units to start shipping before jumping to any conclusions.

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Will I be able to use this Intel Compute Stick to view my photos and/or videos captured by my camera in full HD?

Hi Jarod -

This computer, when connected to a full HD display, should handle your photos and videos with no problems at all.

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This is gonna be great for Remoting in to a PowerStation and getting heavy work done and playing heavy graphic games that run from the workstation.

Please give me information re this device made by Intel.

Apple scooped. This really needed to be a Mac first.

I can see this replacing millions of dedicated aging point of sale computers. It should give Linux a boost. 

Mac please

when will this product become available?

Notify me when product can be pre-ordered

Does this come with a keyboard? How is info entered if not?

While the manufacturer has not specified if a keyboard is included, there is a USB port and built in Bluetooth to attach an existing keyboard. Please continue to check our site, as more information is added as it becomes available to us.

Intel Compute Stick - Hmmmm?