The Intel Compute Stick is a pocket-sized and fullyfunctional Windows PC that uses its HDMI 1.4b port and integrated Intel HD Graphics 515 to deliver desktop-like computing to most HDMI-equipped TV's, displays, or projectors. It provides users the ability to stream media, edit photos and files, or create projects and can be used in mobile worker and healthcare kiosk environments. When paired with Intel's Unite software, it can also be used within office conferences.
The Compute Stick is powered by a 900 MHz Intel Core m3-6Y30 Dual-Core processor that features a burst speed of up to 2.2 GHz and 4MB of Intel Smart Cache. It also has 4GB of 1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM and is equipped with 64GB of eMMC storage, while a microSDXC card slot with UHS-I compatibility supports media up to 128GB for additional storage. The Compute Stick has one integrated USB 3.0 Type-A port, while the included 5V / 4A wall-mount AC/DC power adapter has an additional two USB 3.0 Type-A ports, for a system total of three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, which can be used to connect a keyboard, mouse, or peripheral such as an Intel RealSense Camera or an Ethernet adapter. Network connectivity is achieved using 802.11ac Wi-Fi and additional compatible peripherals can be connected using Bluetooth 4.2 technology.
The Intel Compute Stick does not come pre-installed with an operating system, allowing users to install an OS that best meets their needs, from Windows to Linux. Also included is an HDMI extension cable, which will help to ease any stress put on the system's HDMI port. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.