Intel's computer you can fit in your pocket

IDG News Service | Apr 9, 2015

Intel's Compute Stick is powered by a quad core Atom processor and will be shipping in late April for $149 with Windows 8.1.

A full computer in about the size of the flash drive. That's what the Intel Compute stick is which will be shipping later this month. It's up for preorder but has already sold out. With Windows 8.1 it costs 149 dollars and with Linux 110. It's powered by an Intel Atom quad core processor, 2 gigs of RAM, 32 gigs of storage, Wifi and Bluetooth. There's also a full sized USB port for one peripheral in addition to a mouse and keyboard you can connect via Bluetooth. It plugs directly into a monitor or TV via HDMI and is powered through a micro USB jack on the stick. Intel first announced the Compute Stick in November and it was supposed to ship in March, but instead it will begin shipping April 24.
The stick joins other small form factor PCs from Intel including the NUC, which is powered by the company's 5th generation Broadwell CPU.
Nick Barber, IDG News Service.