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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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

Intel’s Compute 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 […]

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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, […]

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Intel Compute Stick Review (Atom x5, Windows 10 model)

There’s no shortage of devices that you can plug into the HDMI port of your TV to stream internet video. You can use a Roku Streaming Stick, an Amazon Fire TV Stick, or a Chromecast. At first glance, Intel’s Compute Stick looks a lot like those media streaming devices. But under the hood, the Compute […]

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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 […]

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Intel introduces Compute Stick with Atom x5 Cherry Trail processor

Intel’s new Compute Stick with a Core M Skylake processor isn’t the company’s only new PC on a stick for 2016. The company has also unveiled two new models featuring lower-power (and cheaper) Atom x5-Z8300 Cherry Trail chips. The Intel Compute Stick STK1AW32SC and STK1A32C should be available in the first quarter of 2016. Both models […]

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Intel’s new Compute Stick is a Core M Skylake-powered PC Stick

Zotac, Asus, and others may be launching PC sticks with Intel Atom Cherry Trail processors. But Intel is going a step further and launching a new line of Intel Compute Stick mini PCs featuring more powerful Core M Skylake processors. Update: The company also has its own new Cherry Trail models. Pricing has also been announced. The […]

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Intel Compute Stick now available with Windows 10

When the original Intel Compute Stick shipped earlier this year, it came with Windows 8.1 pre-installed, but like most recent Windows computers it’s eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10. Don’t want to go through the hassle of upgrading? Now Intel is selling the Compute Stick with Windows 10 Home. B&H sells the tiny computer […]