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For example, the Compute Stick Core m3 ran circles around its Cherry Trail predecessor in GeekBench 3, posting a single-core score that's 200 percent higher and a multi-core score that's more than twice as high. Whereas the previous Compute Sticks could h...
Class-leading performance, Light, compact design, Includes Windows 10, Plugs directly into an HDMI port on a monitor or TV, Plentiful memory and storage, Equipped with lots of expansion and connectivity options, including three USB 3,0 ports, Three-year w...
Only one USB-C port, USB mouse and keyboard are required for initial wireless setup
I think that the Intel Compute Stick is damn impressive. The most difficult thing for me – when trying to review it – is imagining who this device is for. It's a little too expensive and less user-friendly when trying to justify using it as an alternative...
Intel's Core m3-packing Compute Stick gets outfitted with extra RAM, storage, and CPU power, making it a machine you might want to actually use for more than basic productivity and media playback. But at close to $400, it only makes sense if you truly ne...
Tiny form factor, Enough performance and ports to serve as a mainstream productivity PC
Expensive for what you get, Form factor is limiting, Port placement on power brick is clever, but implementation is cumbersome
Some heat, some noiseBoth of the Atom Compute Sticks get a little warm and have small buzzy fans that spin up when you're pushing them, but both are pretty subtle; those Atom chips were made for fanless tablets, and their heat output is relatively minimal...
A decent multipurpose PC in a tiny package, Bloat-free Windows 10, USB Type-C adapter also doubles as a USB hub, improving the stick's versatility, Relatively respectable performance and power consumption, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is a big improveme...
Core m3 in a small stick is slower than it is in a laptop, Stick gets hot and fan gets loud, Lack of expandability relative to other desktops, even the NUC
The latest Intel Compute Stick takes a big leap forward in power -- and price -- while still being capable of turning any TV into a PC when not traveling in your pocket...
This upgraded Intel Compute Stick has a faster Core m3 processor and extra USB ports on its power brick
It's much more expensive than the original Atom versions, and loses one USB port on the stick itself. Onboard storage is minimal
The host application comes pre-installed on the Compute Stick and is active at startup as a service. Therefore, one can use it to even enter credentials for system login. It allows the second screen keyboard to act as the primary keyboard for the Compute...
Compared to the 1st generation Compute Stick Intel has made some great improvements. First you get a better processor, the Intel Atom x5-Z8300. Intel has also added a second USB port, this time a USB 3.0 port. Having a second port is great. This means you...
Incredibly small form factor, Becomes preloaded with Windows 10, Low power consumption, An actual full-fledged PC able to do basic computer tasks, Intel made improvements over the 1st generation Compute Stick
2GB of memory limits it, If looking for a streaming device others are cheaper
For $159, the Intel Compute Stick is a pretty good deal. You get a full license for Windows 10 Home and a PC that's ready to go out of the box—just add a display, a mouse, and a keyboard to get started. And unlike Google's stick computing product, the Asu...
Incredibly affordable Windows PC, Improves on previous generation with addition of a second USB port, Highly portable
Slower performance, Limited utility
There's no shortage of devices that you can plug into the HDMI port of your TV to stream internet video. You can use a Roku Streaming Stick, an Amazon Fire TV Stick, or a Chromecast.At first glance, Intel's Compute Stick looks a lot like those media strea...
Powerful enough for most computing tasks, Inexpensive, Very portable
2GB of RAM limits multi-tasking, Still needs to be plugged into an AC adapter
Since last week I've been testing the Intel Compute Stick, the quad-core Atom Z3735F Atom powered PC that's a little bigger than the size of an HDMI connector. In this article are some benchmarks of this $150 quad-core + 32GB eMMC + 2GB RAM tiny computer...