Intel has today launched a Compute Stick in India, based on Windows 8.1, which is now available on e-commerce channel Flipkart for the price of 9,999 INR. The Linux based variant, which was showcased at CES this year hasn’t been launched in India.
This Intel Compute Stick allows you to use any TV or monitor as a personal computer. Users need to plug this device with any HDMI enabled TV or monitor, and can also connect a wireless keyboard and mouse and turn any large or small display into a full fledged Windows 8.1 running machine.
For performance, Intel Compute Stick relies on Intel Atom quad core processor clocked at 1.83 GHz and paired with Intel HD graphics and 2 GB RAM. This device has 32 GB internal memory which is good enough to save important documents, apps and multimedia files, so users can access them wherever they want through this portable device. For more data you can use cloud storage or add secondary MicroUSB storage.
Intel Compute Stick offers several connectivity options including Micro USB port 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, micro SD card slot, Wi-Fi, HDMI port, etc. This isn’t the only computer stick available. Recently Asus launched Chromebit which turns any display into a chromebook and earlier iBall introduced iBall Splendo PC-on-a-Stick for 8,999 INR.
Commenting on the launch of the Intel Compute Stick, Rajiv Bhalla – Director, Sales and Marketing – Intel South Asia said: “Intel continues to look for great ways to deliver new product opportunities for our end users and channel partners. The Intel Compute Stick takes computing to the next level and helps deliver the best computing experience possible in an incredibly small device. It brings computing to new devices and environments, transforming the way, when and how we compute. We are extremely pleased to bring this revolutionary device to India.”