More than a week ago we went to discuss Intel’s Compute Stick, if you have seen our post here at onetechavenue, you should already an idea what the USB flash drive sized computer that plugs into HDMI equipped displays for a full-blown computing experience. Well, the one we have earlier comes with Windows 8.1 operating system and now as promised, Intel will also release a Linux variant of the stick which will become available next week for only $110.
The Linux edition of Intel Compute stick will feature Ubuntu 14.4 LTS 64-bit and will be powered by a Quad-core Intel Atom processor Z3735F clocked at 1.3GHz with Intel Virtualization Technology with integrated Intel HD graphics. Unlike its Windows counterpart, the Linux version is only supported with 1 GB of RAM and comes with a modest 8 GB of internal storage but intel kept the memory expansion slot as it looks to require a lot more storage than the one that’s built-in if you want to use the personal computer dongle as your daily driver.
Other features remain the same as its Windows variant which includes: integrated Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connection, Bluetooth 4.0, one HDMI 1.4A and a USB 2.0 port for connectivity.
Intel Compute Stick (STCK1A32WFC)
1.3 GHz Intel Atom Z3735F quad-core Processor | Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT-x) support
Intel HD Graphics
1 GB DDR3L RAM (soldered) | 1333 MHz
8 GB eMMC Internal Storage
microSD expansion slot | Supports microSDXC | UHS I-Support up to 128 GB
Built-in Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
1x USB 2.0 port
1x HDMI 1.4a port
Intel HD Audio via HDMI | Supports Multi-channel digital Audio
103.4 x 37.6 x 12.5 mm
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit
The new Intel Compute Stick with Linux will be available next week through Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg.com.