Intel June Canyon NUC with Gemini Lake coming soon (and other Intel mini PC news)

Intel’s Hades Canyon NUC may be the most powerful mini-desktop the company has ever built, but it’s not the only mini PC Intel brought to this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. I got a chance to sit down with Intel’s John Deatherage to talk about the company’s other mini PCs, and he laid out the roadmap […]

Intel Compute Sticks with Apollo Lake chips coming in 2017 (leaked roadmap)

Intel’s Compute Stick is basically a fully functional, low-power PC crammed into a device that looks like an oversized USB flash drive. Plug it into the HDMI port on a TV, connect a power source, and you can run Windows, Linux, or other operating systems on a TV, monitor, or commercial display. So far, Intel […]

Ubuntu on Intel Atom mini PCs (Linuxium’s builds for Bay Trail and Cherry Trail computers)

Over the past few years a number of companies have released small desktop computers with Intel Atom processors. Some ship with Windows software. Some have Linux. And others have no operating system at all. Want to install your own operating system? If you’re using Windows that shouldn’t be too hard. But Linux may be another […]

Deals of the Day (8-17-2016)

Looking for a small PC? They don’t get much smaller than an Intel Compute Stick… but while first-gen models of this PC-on-a-stick can be purchased for as little as $50 these days, the newer, more powerful models with Intel Core M processors, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage often sell for over $400. But […]

Deals of the Day (5-3-2016)

The second-gen Intel Compute Stick features an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 802.11ac WiFi, USB 3.0, and a microSD card slot. Launched earlier this year, I found that the new model offers a slight speed boost over the 2015 model. More importantly, it offers significantly better WiFi performance […]

Intel unveils Compute Stick design with RealSense camera

Intel recently updated its Compute Stick line of mini-computers with new models sporting Intel Core M Skylake processors. But the company isn’t stopping there. Notebook Italia reports that Intel is showing off a new reference design for a PC Stick with a Core M chip and a built-in Intel RealSense, depth-sensing camera. As you’d expect, […]

Intel Compute Stick now available with Core M CPU now available for $317 and up

Intel’s most powerful PC-on-a-stick is now available for purchase (or pre-order) in the United States. The new Intel Compute Stick features an Core M3-6Y30 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. CDW is taking orders for a model with no operating system for $317, and Amazon has a Windows 10 version for $385. B&H […]

Early look at Intel’s Compute Stick with a Core M Skylake processor

Intel’s┬áCompute Stick line of computers are tiny PCs that are small enough to slide into your pocket, but powerful enough to plug into the HDMI port of your TV to run Windows 10 on virtually any display. In 2015 Intel launched a model with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and earlier in 2016 the […]

Running Ubuntu on a Cherry Trail Intel Compute Stick (or other operating systems)

Intel’s second-generation Compute Stick is a tiny computer with an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage. It’s only a little more powerful than the 2015 model, but it offers significant improvements in WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB performance. A model with Windows 10 software is already available for about $150, […]

Intel Compute Stick with Atom x5 now available

Intel’s second-generation Compute Stick is now available for about $150. The tiny computer features a slightly faster processor, an extra USB port, and significantly better wireless performance the model I reviewed in 2015. First announced in January, the new Compute Stick features an Atom x5-Z8300 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth […]