Intel launched its first Compute Stick in 2015, which was a full Windows 8.1 PC inside a tiny HDMI dongle. Today, as part of CES 2016, Intel introduced three new Compute Stick models that can all run Windows 10. All three models will go on sale sometime in the first quarter of 2016.
The cheapest of the three new models has an Intel Atom x5-Z8300 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and two USB ports. It will sell for $159 with Windows 10 pre-installed. The other two versions use the faster Intel Core M chips. Both will have 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and three USB ports. The version with the Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor will sell for $399 with Windows 10 pre-installed. The Compute Stick with the faster Intel Core m5-6Y57 vPro processor will sell for $499 but will not come with an OS.
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