Intel has unveiled is own HDMI dongle, the Compute Stick, at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
For consumers, the new device is set to compete with Google Chromecast and the Amazon Fire Stick streaming video from Huklu, Netflix and the likes, to the TV set, but the stick will also serve as a small computer “with plenty of storage and performance needed for light productivity, social networking, web browsing.”
The Intel Compute Stick is a new generation compute-on-a-stick device that comes with pre-installed with Windows 8.1 or Linux, and is equipped with a quad-core Intel Atom processor, with built-in wireless connectivity, on-board storage, and a micro SD card slot for additional storage. “It’s everything you love about your desktop computer in a device that fits in the palm of your hand,” according to Intel.
The new Compute Stick will become available later tis year.