The Intel Compute Stick is out and is creating quite the buzz in the Indian market. Packed with an Intel Atom quad core processor, it is available in two OS platforms, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It is available on Flipkart for just 9999 INR. Click here to have a look at it.
While the Intel Compute Stick can fit in your hand, what is packed inside is much more impressive. The Windows variant comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard storage along with McAfee antivirus plus for protection against Trojans, while the Ubuntu variant comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB onboard storage. They both come with Wi-fi and Bluetooth connectivity options, USB 2.0 and a micro-SD which supports up to 128GB.
The Intel Compute Stick is quite handy, you can connect it to your television via HDMI to transform it into a Computer, all you require is a wireless mouse and keyboard and you’re all set to go. It is quite similar to the iBall Splendo PC-on-a-Stick which was released In June.
At the launch of the Intel Compute Stick, Rajiv Bhalla – Director, Sales and Marketing – Intel South Asia said: “Intel continues to look for great ways to deliver new product opportunities for our end users and channel partners. The Intel Compute Stick takes computing to the next level and helps deliver the best computing experience possible in an incredibly small device. It brings computing to new devices and environments, transforming the way, when and how we Compute. We are extremely pleased to bring this revolutionary device to India.”
Reviews abroad aren’t looking quite good for Intel’s Compute Stick. Pros include ‘making your smart-TV smarter’ and ‘comes with windows 8.1’ while cons include ‘only 32GB of storage’ and ‘not suitable for heavy tasks’. Let’s see what Indians have to say about this latest gizmo.
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