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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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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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MeegoPad unveils 3 new Cherry Trail mini PCs

MeegoPad was one of the first companies to offer a PC Stick capable of running Windows software (even if it shipped with an unlicensed copy of Windows). Now there’s no shortage of tiny, affordable Windows 10 PCs… but MeegoPad seems to think there’s room for a few more. The company is launching three new tiny computers […]

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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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Zotac PC Stick is a Cherry Trail computer-on-a-stick

Zotac has been offering tiny desktop computers for several years, but now this year the company is launching its smallest model to date. The Zotac PC Stick is a PC-on-a-stick that looks a bit like a variation of Intel’s Compute Stick. But this model has a few features that set it apart from Intel’s PC […]

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Asus QM1 PC gets a Cherry Trail CPU update

The Asus Chromebit may be the first PC stick from Asus that’s available in the United States. But the company isn’t limiting its PC-on-a-stick products to models that run Chrome OS. A few months ago Asus introduced a Windows stick called the Asus VivoStick, but we noticed that the company also had an Intel Compute […]