Intel Compute Stick

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Intel Compute Stick
Intel - Compute Stick (17419054735)
TypeStick PC
Release dateApril 24, 2015; 8 years ago (2015-04-24) (United States)[1]
Introductory price$66.99 (Linux) to $395.00 (Windows 10)[2]
Operating systemWindows 10, Windows 8.1, Linux
System on a chipIntel Core m5-6Y57, Intel Core m3-6Y30, Atom x5-Z8300, Atom Z3735F[3]
Memory1 GB to 4 GB[3]
Storage32 GB eMMC (Windows), 8 GB eMMC (Ubuntu), microSD (external)[3]
DisplayIntel HD Graphics
SoundIntel HD Audio (via HDMI and Bluetooth)
ConnectivityHDMI, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n, 802.11 b/g/n/ac), USB 2.0/USB 2.0 & USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0/Bluetooth 4.2
Dimensions103 mm × 37 mm × 12 mm (4.06 in × 1.46 in × 0.47 in)
WebsiteIntel Compute Stick

The Intel Compute Stick was a stick PC designed by Intel to be used in media center applications. According to Intel, it is designed to be smaller than conventional desktop or other small-form-factor PCs, while offering comparable performance. Its main connector, an HDMI 1.4 port, along with a compatible monitor (or TV) and Bluetooth-based keyboards and mice, allows it to be used for general computing tasks.[3]

The small form factor device was launched in early 2015 using the Atom Z3735F power-efficient processor from Intel's Bay Trail family, a SoC family that is predominantly designed for use with tablets and 2-in-1 devices. The processor offers 1.33 GHz processor base frequency and a maximum RAM of 2 GB.[4] This is sufficient for home entertainment usage, light office productivity, thin clients, and digital signage applications.[5]

In mid-2015 it was announced that second generation versions of the Compute Stick would feature advancements on the Bay Trail framework through application of Core M processors in the form factor. The new devices (released Q1 2016) allowed Intel to introduce additional processing power as well as 4 GB memory for "more intensive application and content creation" as well as "faster multi-tasking".[6]

The Intel Compute stick line was discontinued in June 2020.[7]


Number Code Name Shipped OS System on a chip Graphics USB # USB ports RAM Storage TPM Connectivity First shipped
STCK1A32WFCa Falls City Windows 8.1 with Bing Intel® Atom™ Z3735F Intel® HD Graphics 2.0 1 2 GB 32 GB eMMC
MicroSDXC slot
NA 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
2015 Q2
STCK1A32WFCLa Windows 10 with Bing 2015 Q4
STCK1A8LFC Ubuntu 14.04 1 GB 8 GB eMMC
MicroSDXC slot
2015 Q2
STK2MV64CC (CS525) Cedar City none Intel® Core™ m5-6Y57 3.0 3 4 GB 64 GB eMMC
MicroSDXC slot
2.0 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
2016 Q1
STK2M364CC Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30
STK2M3W64CC (CS325) Windows 10 NA
STK1AW32SC (CS125)[8] Sterling City Windows 10 with Bing Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8330 3.0+2.0 2 2 GB 32 GB eMMC
MicroSDXC slot
STK1A32SC[9] none


1.^ Additionally, the three models of the STCK1A32WFC family differ in the list of countries issuing regulatory approval for their sale.[10]


  1. ^ Newman, Jared. "Intel Compute Stick, world's smallest PC, will cost $150 with Windows, $110 with Linux". PCWorld. IDG Consumer & SMB. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  2. ^ Compute Sticks | Intel Shop
  3. ^ a b c d "Intel Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC, STCK1A8LFC Product Brief" (PDF). Intel. Intel. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Intel® Atom™ Processor Z3735F (2M Cache, up to 1.83 GHz)". Intel ARK. Intel. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Introducing the Intel Compute Stick". Intel. Intel. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Roadmap of Intel Compute Sticks in 2015/2016". The Stick PC Blog. The Stick PC Store. Retrieved 5 August 2015.
  7. ^[bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ "Intel® Computer Stick STK1AW32SC". Intel Ark. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Intel® Compute Stick STK1A32SC". Intel Ark. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  10. ^ Approved Country Lists for Intel® Compute Stick Models, Intel Corp., April 15, 2016

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