The Intel windows 8.1 Compute Stick is a mini computer in a device the size of a USB. At one end has an HDMI connector, which is connected to the monitor of our choice for a computer all in one with either Windows or Linux.

Intel introduced the Compute Stick back in January during CES and is expected to arrive later this month. For now, only a few vendors take reservations, eg Newegg is selling the Compute Stick with Windows 8.1 with 2GB of RAM and 32GB SSD for $150, while the model with Linux is for $110. Other features are a USB 2.0 port, WiFi and Bluetooth.

Intel Compute Stick transforms either a TV or monitor on a PC with Windows or Linux thanks to its HDMI connection and from today finally bookable within the United States on sites like Amazon and Newegg scheduled to be delivered on April 24.

Curiously, while according to Newegg, both models have the same features on other sites like Amazon, the Linux version appears as 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, although in principle nothing to prevent us to install the operating system you want in the model we want. Intel joins the fashion of putting a complete PC on a stick (for example, a couple of days ago we told you about Chromebit, the version of Google Chrome OS).

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