I’m not sure how much demand there is for PC-on-a-stick computers with Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core Gemini Lake processors, but the supply seems to be growing.

Last year Mele launched the PCG02 PC Stick, which currently sells for around $200 and up. Now there are a bunch of similar models from different brands selling for around $180 and up at AliExpress.

T6 Pro

There are a few that show list prices as low as as $160, but once you add shipping fees, the average starting price appears to be closer to $180 across the board.

Each model is a full-fledged computer small enough to fit in a pocket, and designed to plug directly into the HDMI port of a TV or monitor. One of the newest versions, for example, is called the T6 Pro and it’s a tiny computer featuring:

  • Intel Celeron J4125 processor
  • 128GB eMMC storage
  • HDMI 2.0 connector
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports
  • 1 x DC input
  • WiFi 5
  • Bluetooth 4.2

The stick measures about 5.1″ x 2″ x 0.8″and the computer supports Windows 10 Pro, but some sellers are also offering models that come with an unspecified Linux distribution (which apparently does not support the device’s onboard WiFi, which may not be a problem if you’re planning to use the Ethernet port, I guess).

Of course, now that Intel’s Jasper Lake processors are available, bringing up to a 35-percent performance boost over their Gemini Lake predecessors, it’s probably just a mater of time until PC sticks powered by Celeron N4500 or better chips arrive.

You can already find small form-factor desktops with Jasper Lake chips, like the Chuwi HeroBox Pro, for around $220 and up.

via AndroidPC.es

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4 replies on “PC sticks with Intel Celeron J4125 processor now sell for $180 and up”

  1. These are fun and practical once we go beyond the basic 2 GB RAM/32 GB storage config the original Intel Compute Stick offered, I’m getting one of these for playing around.

  2. I’m sure I demand :). Pretty good thing, and at least some innovation.
    ASUS made a Raspberry Pi clone – Tinker Board, so …

    I’m waiting for the AMD/ARM competition in sticks/mini boxes/laptops/everything.
    AMD had* “Dali” – 3015e/3020e/3050e before The Great Chip Shortage.
    But yeah the XBOX/PlayStation/Server margins are incomparable.

  3. They’re using a barrel connector for DC power, this is an instant nope for me. This should be using USB-C, or Micro USB at the very minimum.

    It also seems rather large. The “stick PC” form factor is cool, but at a certain size threshold I’m probably just going to use it with an HDMI cable (to avoid risking damage to my HDMI ports). So why not just give me a normal female HDMI port?

  4. I know several places that use Intel Compute Sticks to run digital signage displays. Since Intel has stopped making theirs, it’s good to know the form factor isn’t dead although I’m not sure these manufacturers are up to Intel’s quality. Hopefully they are because these 64-bit systems would be a welcome upgrade compared to the old 32-bit Atoms.

    Thanks for the article, Brad.

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