Intel today launched a mini-computer in India, dubbed as Intel Compute mini-PC Stick. There are 2 variants of Intel Compute stick, one runs on Windows 8.1 whereas other one runs on Ubuntu. The Windows 8.1 variant is available to Indian users through Flipkart and it is priced at Rs.9,999. While there are no details about Ubuntu variant’s availability. Couple of weeks ago, Lenovo also launched a ideacentre Stick 300 Smallest PC running Windows.
Intel Compute Stick is a mini-computer which was first revealed at CES earlier this year. It connects to your TV or Monitor via a HDMI port. On configuration part, Windows 8.1 compute stick is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor and is coupled with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage and also has a SD card slot. It comes with Intel HD graphics card.
When it comes to connectivity it has Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0 and it connects to TV or monitors via its HDMI 1.4a port, it features a USB 2.0 port. The Ubuntu variant of Intel Compute Stick has similar specs and the only difference in Ubuntu variant is that, it has 8GB of internal storage and only 1GB of DDR3 RAM.
“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.” said Director, Sales and marketing of Intel, Rajiv Bhalla.
Vice president of Flipkart, Amitesh Jha, commenting on Intel and Flipkart partnership said
“Intel has always been synonymous with computing innovation. The Intel Compute Stick is an extremely relevant product in new generation computing as it is small enough to fit in your palm and big enough for the highly efficient Intel Atom processor and any operating system. With this partnership, we will continue to empower our consumers with exciting choices at incredible prices.”