Intel Compute Stick Gets Better with Core M Processors
Intel Compute Stick is getting a lot better after Intel announced new models with Core M3 and Core M5. The 6th generation processors are promising a much better processing power and a much needed riddance from the issues that the first generation dongles had.
The official website of Intel has a very detailed account of what you should be able to accomplish:
Get ready for amazing. The Intel® Compute Stick is a tiny device the size of a pack of gum that can transform any HDMI* TV or display into a complete computer. But it’s what’s inside that’s really incredible: an Intel® Core™ M processor—with blazing fast speed that gives you performance for work, play, or both—and lets you upgrade to a world of new experience.
And with optional Intel® vPro™ technology, you have the confidence that your data and networks are safe. The Intel® Compute Stick delivers everything you love about a desktop computer in a device that fits in the palm of your hand.
The benefits of this start from speed boosts that are significant enough not to ignore and go on to boast of better connectivity. The new Intel Compute Stick has 802.11ac wireless networking which is much faster and then it has 2×2 antenna arrays and Bluetooth 4.2.
If you notice that the size of the dongle is bigger, that comes with an added benefit too; you now get three USB 3.0 ports (two of them are on the adapter though).
All three models come with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Talking of the pricing, the M5 model (without Windows 10) will cost you $499 and the cheaper M3 model Intel Compute Stick (with Windows 20) will cost $399.