Intel Compute Stick (Broadwell - Released 2015)
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New device launched at CES:

http://www.decryptedtech.com/shows-and-e...c-and-widi

Interesting device, based on Broadwell that had 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, Wireless, Windows 8.1 with Bing, a microSD slot, and it should retail at about $149.99. Looks much like a Chromecast.

If only it had Ethernet!!
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#2
Looks like it's atom, not broadwell.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/c...stick.html
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#3
i think this is an updated version?
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#4
Page says that this version is coming in 2015.
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#5
(2015-01-06, 17:35)gangstarrrrr Wrote: If only it had Ethernet!!

If it has USB, it can have Ethernet via a USB-to-Ethernet adapter. Having stuff hanging off the stick no big deal if you plug an HDMI extension cable into the TV and the stick at the other end, hidden behind a console or something. Or, you have it plugged into the back of your HDMI switch or AVR for that matter.

E.g.
http://www.amazon.com/Gigabit-Ethernet-C...00KGV7I9Y/
http://www.amazon.com/HooToo-Ethernet-Co...B00CKIFPQY
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(2015-01-06, 23:13)fyodor Wrote: Page says that this version is coming in 2015.

Ah fair enough. Looks interesting nonetheless.
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#7
Intel also plans Linux version of the Intel Compute Stick 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage capacity at just $89.
I think it's killer hardware for kodi!
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(2015-01-07, 13:01)looun Wrote: Intel also plans Linux version of the Intel Compute Stick 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage capacity at just $89.
I think it's killer hardware for kodi!

Wireless only == not killer hardware.
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#9
This must be the ultimate Kodi device...

quad-core Atom CPU,
32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM,
USB port,
WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0 support
mini-USB connector for power
Windows 8.1 = $149
Linux (1GB RAM/8GB RAM) = $89
http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/07/intel..._truncated
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#10
Ugh you beat me to this... created an account because I got excited about this...
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#11
How to control this thing? No IR port... Plug bluetooth receiver to the only full-size USB port?
Upd.:also, from ZDnet: "Unlike other sticks, Intel's can't currently be powered through HDMI, relying instead on the micro USB port to charge it."
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(2015-01-07, 22:36)barber76 Wrote: How to control this thing? No IR port... Plug bluetooth receiver to the only full-size USB port?
Upd.:also, from ZDnet: "Unlike other sticks, Intel's can't currently be powered through HDMI, relying instead on the micro USB port to charge it."

Think about it this way. If intel is releasing this now, Intel is encouraging others to do the same. Intel doesn't want to supply these things, they do things like this to show other vendors there is a market it for it, then let others take over. They're just waiting for the NUC and now the compute stick.

So I'm confident other vendors will eventually bring this about next year.
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#13
(2015-01-08, 02:24)tential Wrote: Think about it this way. If intel is releasing this now, Intel is encouraging others to do the same. Intel doesn't want to supply these things, they do things like this to show other vendors there is a market it for it, then let others take over. They're just waiting for the NUC and now the compute stick.

So I'm confident other vendors will eventually bring this about next year.

To show other vendors there is a market for it, Intel has to sell some sticks of their own - otherwise, how to demonstrate a demand?
For HTPC use, I'm their target audience, and I don't understand how should I use it. HDMI to TV, microUSB to charger, and then? I'm left with one full-size USB input and Wifi. And I need 1) remote control 2) free input for local media. At least. Given that its main selling point is being a PC, I may want to plug webcam there, too.
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(2015-01-07, 22:36)barber76 Wrote: How to control this thing? No IR port... Plug bluetooth receiver to the only full-size USB port?

It has built-in Bluetooth, so bluetooth remote is an option.
HDMI CEC could be another option in case it does support it.
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HDMI 2.0 or 1.4??
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