Intel Compute Stick
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|Release date||April 24, 2015(United States)|
|Introductory price||$66.99 (Linux) to $395.00 (Windows 10)|
|Operating system||Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Linux|
|System-on-chip used||Intel Core m5-6Y57, Intel Core m3-6Y30, Atom x5-Z8300, Atom Z3735F|
|Memory||1 GB to 4 GB|
|Storage||32 GB eMMC (Windows), 8 GB eMMC (Ubuntu), microSD (external)|
|Display||Intel HD Graphics|
|Sound||Intel HD Audio (via HDMI and Bluetooth)|
|Connectivity||HDMI, 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|
|Dimensions||103 mm × 37 mm × 12 mm (4.06 in × 1.46 in × 0.47 in)|
|Website||Intel Compute Stick|
The Intel Compute Stick is 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.
The small form factor device was launched in early 2015 using Atom Z3735F power-efficient processor from Intel's Bay Trail family, a SoC family that is predominately 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. This is sufficient for home entertainment usage, light office productivity, thin clients, and digital signage applications.
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".
|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
|STCK1A32WFCLa||Windows 10 with Bing||2015 Q4|
|STCK1A8LFC||Ubuntu 14.04||1 GB||8 GB eMMC
|STK2MV64CC (CS525)||Cedar City||none||Intel® Core™ m5||3.0||3||4 GB||64 GB eMMC
|STK2M364CC||Intel® Core™ m3|
|STK2M3W64CC (CS325)||Windows 10||NA|
|STK1AW32SC (CS125)||Sterling City||Windows 10 with Bing||Intel® Atom™ x5-Z8300||3.0+2.0||2||2 GB||32 GB eMMC
- 1.^ Additionally, the three models of the STCK1A32WFC family differ in the list of countries issuing regulatory approval for their sale.
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- Compute Sticks | Intel Shop
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