Intel’s Ubuntu Compute Stick Will be Available to Consumers Next Week
Intel’s Ubuntu Compute Stick is about to launch, finally going on sale from next week. The Ubuntu version (Intel product number STCK1A8LFC) will be up for purchase from retail and online stockists.
The Windows 8.1 version of Intel’s Compute Stick has been in the market for a while now. The new Compute Stick with pre-installed Ubuntu is much cheaper and will be available for $110 US Dollars. Although it is cheaper but on the downside, it will have less storage space.
General Manager of Intel NUC and Intel Compute Stick Products, Joel Christensen says that the company is excited about the new product and looking forward to this partnership. He also believes that the product will open more possibilities in the market.
This is another milestone in our productive partnership with Canonical. We are pleased to be able to offer our latest product, the Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu, to our customers. I’m excited for the possibilities this combination will create in the marketplace.
The ISO for this version is relatively less than the Windows version, it is only 1 GB. This means that the holding space for OS is less. This decrease in the size of OS states that there will be more device storage space.
I don’t know if this is actually good, since Intel has also reduced the onboard storage from 32 GB to 8 GB. Ubuntu can be installed in just 384 MB and overall it is faster. Reason being less storage, memory and processing power as compared to the Windows 8.1 version. It also has a microSD card slot which can be used to extend the storage space.