Transform your display into a fully functional computer with the Compute Stick from Intel. This over-sized thumb drive PC offers the performance similar to your other computer and allows you to stream online videos, play games, work on projects, and more. On the inside, it sports a quad-core Intel Atom processor along with 2GB of RAM so you can simultaneously run multiple software programs. It connects to any HDMI-equipped monitor or TV and delivers high-resolution images utilizing integrated Intel HD Graphics. Additionally, it supports multi-channel audio through the same HDMI connection. For long-term storage, it is outfitted with a 32GB flash storage drive that provides instant access to your programs and data. You can expand its storage capacity by inserting an optional micro-SD card into the memory card slot, which can accept a 128GB micro-SDXC card. Furthermore, it is pre-installed with the Windows 10 operating system to complete the ready-to-go out-of-the-box PC experience.
This Compute Stick PC delivers full plug-and-play connectivity by offering USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports for connecting with a printer, storage drive, or other USB devices. With built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi, it lets you wirelessly access the Internet to check emails and browse websites as well as a network for sharing files and videos. Another included wireless feature is Bluetooth 4.0 that lets you control the Stick PC with your Bluetooth keyboard and mouse from the couch in a living room or on the other side of a conference room. Bundled along with the Intel Compute Stick to ensure you stay productive are an HDMI extender cable and a 5V, 3A micro USB adapter for providing it with power.
- Quad-Core Intel Atom Z3735F Performance
- This Stick PC features a quad-core 1.44 GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor, with 2MB of L2 cache. With Intel Burst Performance technology, the maximum clock rate this processor can achieve is 1.84 GHz. Having four cores also allows the system to run multiple programs at the same time without slowing down the computer.
- Computer When, Where, and How You Want
- The Intel Compute Stick is a compute-on-a-stick device that’s ready-to-go out-of-the-box and offers the performance and quality similar to other PC system manufactures. It comes pre-installed with Windows 10 to offer you a complete PC experience on an ultra-small, power-efficient device that is just 4″ long, yet packs the power of a quad-core processor, on-board flash storage, Wi-Fi connectivity, and a micro SD card slot for additional storage. It’s everything you prefer about your desktop computer in a device that fits in the palm of your hand.
- Personal PC
- The Compute Stick connects to your HDMI-enabled TV or monitor to provide you with the storage and performance needed for light productivity and gaming as well as social networking, web browsing, and streaming online media.
- Business Ready
- For small- to medium-sized businesses, this Stick PC can be utilized as a thin-client solution for delivering ultra portability and reliable plug-and-play simplicity with access for on-the-fly support.
- PC-like Embedded
- You can use the Intel Compute Stick to create digital signage kiosks with no-effort installation and deliver streaming or static HD content on displays located anywhere.
- Start Menu
- After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8’s Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
- Microsoft’s digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.
- Microsoft Edge
- After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
- Windows Store
- For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
- Windows Continuum
- Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it’s not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
- Xbox on Windows 10
- Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.