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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Latest Stick Computers: Are They Right For You?

Are the Latest Stick Computers Good Enough to be Your "Main PC"?

Rob Beschizza | July 18, 2016

Stick computers plug straight into a display's HDMI plug, like a giant USB thumbdrive, and Intel's made the most powerful one yet. At $390, the Intel Compute Stick Core m3 is by far the most expensive in its class, too.
[...] The thing that always annoys me about these is the need for external power. I love the idea of stick computers, but it's not as if it's practical to just stick them into a display. So I feel their form factor is something of a broken promise from the outset: they just end adding to the rat king of cables already lurking behind your display. Chances are you'll get more from a NUC.

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<more at; related articles and links: (Intel Compute Stick website) and (Intel Compute Stick (2016) review: Though improved, it still lacks mass appeal.The addition of a USB 3.0 port makes Intel’s Compute Stick more user-friendly, but this form factor still has a ways to go before it'll grab a wide fanbase. February 19, 2016)>

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