If you’ve been waiting patiently for Intel’s new Compute Sticks with Skylake chips, there’s good news: Those thumb-sized PCs will start shipping on April 29.
The three Compute Sticks, which have Intel’s Core M3 and M5 chips, can turn a TV or display with an HDMI port into a PC. All you need to do is plug the Compute Stick into the HDMI port.
The new Compute sticks were announced in January at CES. Starting at $299, the Skylake-based Compute Sticks aren’t priced as low as older models but pack the processing power of lightweight laptops.
The benefits of Compute Sticks are still debated. These computers rate high in portability but have memory, storage, and port limitations. Users also need to lug around a wireless keyboard and mouse.
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