Intel announces retail availability of its Compute Stick, a HDMI stick computer with an Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core processor running Windows 8.1. The device features 2GB RAM, 32GB flash storage, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, a microSD card for expandable memory, Bluetooth 4.0, and a microUSB power supply.
A version with Ubuntu is expected to follow this summer for $110 but that model will have just 1GB memory and 8GB flash storage.
The Intel® Compute Stick, a new pocket-sized computer based on a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor running Windows* 8.1 with Bing, is available now through Intel Authorized Dealers for much of the world. The Intel Compute Stick can transform any HDMI display into an entry computer capable of working with productivity apps, playing local or streamed content, driving basic digital signage or enabling thin clients. It will support Wireless 802.11 b/g/n, a microSD card for expandable memory, MicroUSB power supply and Bluetooth* 4.0 for keyboard and mouse. The Windows version, available now, is expected to retail starting at $149. A Linux version with Ubuntu*, available this summer, is expected to retail for $110. Online etailers such as Amazon*, Newegg*, BestBuy.com*and others are expected to carry the product. More information can be found in our broadcast video gallery and on the Intel® Compute Stick site.