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Intel Compute Stick

Intel Compute Stick
alaScore 97

239 reviews

Mar, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 reviews of Intel Compute Stick. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The price also gets good feedback. Views are divided on the usability, while many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel Compute Stick is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Intel Compute Stick

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Intel Compute Stick from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Desire Athow (techradar.com)

Intel Compute Stick review

 

A PC, my dear, but not as you know it

Tiny form factor ; Can tweak BIOS ; Value for money

Form factor is controversial ; Fan isn't ideal ; Performance wasn't impressive

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Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Intel Compute Stick review

 

A small, relatively cheap but seriously limited micro PC

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Aatif Sulleyman (trustedreviews.com)

Intel Compute Stick

 

Intel has created a cheap, basic desktop computer that's small enough to fit inside your pocket. The Intel Compute Stick plugs into any monitor or television with an HDMI connection, so you can take your pictures, documents and presentations around...

Small, eye-catching design ; microSD card slot

Only one USB port ; Sluggish performance ; Requires Bluetooth peripherals

We’re looking forward to seeing what the second edition is capable of.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Adam Shepherd (itpro.co.uk)

Intel Compute Stick review: a wannabe pint-sized powerhouse

 

This tiny PC is a stick to beat yourself with, not a carrot

Small; Cheap

Very poor performance; Cooling issues; Port clearance may be a problem; Somewhat limited connectivity

The Intel Compute Stick works well as a demonstration of just how small a PC can be, but it's only half a computer and not the good half either

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Raymond Wong (mashable.com)

Intel Compute Stick: Turn any HDMI-ready display into a Windows 8.1 PC [REVIEW]

 

Good for basic web browsing ; microSD card slot for storage expansion ; Built-in Bluetooth

Keyboard and mouse not included ; Annoying set-up process ; Not powerful enough for serious multitasking ; HDMI dongle needed to fit into many displays ; Slower USB 2.0 port ; Slow Wi-Fi

The Intel Compute Stick is a neat way to turn any HDMI-equipped screen into a Windows 8.1 PC, but it's not worth the hassle.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Nimish Sawant (tech.firstpost.com)

Intel Compute Stick review: An entry level PC in your pocket, but comes with its quirks - Tech2

 

We review the Intel Compute Stick which offers a PC on an extremely portable form factory HDMI stick

So who should go for the Intel Compute Stick. Well, that is a tricky one to answer as this is an entirely new product category in a way. The advantage it offers over the incumbents in the small form factor PC space is its sheer size. At Rs 9,999 price...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Tuan Nguyen (maximumpc.com)

Intel Compute Stick Review

 

When Intel announced the Compute Stick earlier this year at CES, we were excited. There are a handful of devices already on the market that get content onto your TV. Amazon's Fire Stick and Google's Chromecast are both competent devices, and then there...

Apr, 2015

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Intel Compute Stick (Core m3)

 

Powered by a Core m3 processor, the Intel Compute Stick excels as a fully functional PC that fits in your pocket and can use a TV as a display.

Class-leading performance. Light, compact design. Includes Windows 10. Plugs directly into an HDMI port on a monitor or TV. Plentiful memory and storage. Equipped with lots of expansion and connectivity options, including three USB 3.0 ports....

Only one USB-C port. USB mouse and keyboard are required for initial wireless setup.

Performance and Conclusion Here we come to the real justification for this updated model: better performance. The Compute Stick might be made of parts that sip electricity, but its Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor helped it run the board on our benchmark...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Intel Compute Stick STK2m3W64CC

 

Still, an Atom-powered PC-on-a-stick can only do so much, and while these micro desktops were fine for streaming video or basic web surfing , they weren't up to being an all-day, every-day PC.

This upgraded Intel Compute Stick has a faster Core m3 processor and extra USB ports on its power brick.

It's much more expensive than the original Atom versions, and loses one USB port on the stick itself. Onboard storage is minimal.

The latest Intel Compute Stick takes a big leap forward in power -- and price -- while still being capable of turning any TV into a PC when not traveling in your pocket.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Intel Compute Stick (Core m3) review:

 

The Intel Compute Stick was a revolutionary product when first introduced in 2014 . It put a full Windows 8 (later Windows 10 ) PC powered by an Intel Atom processor into a body not much larger than a USB key, all for a remarkable price of around $150...

This upgraded Intel Compute Stick has a faster Core m3 processor and extra USB ports on its power brick.

It's much more expensive than the original Atom versions, and loses one USB port on the stick itself. Onboard storage is minimal.

The latest Intel Compute Stick takes a big leap forward in power -- and price -- while still being capable of turning any TV into a PC when not traveling in your pocket.

Jul, 2016