Intel, the American multinational technology firm, launched the Intel Compute Stick in India today where the device has been made available through Flipkart with a price tag of INR 9,999. The compute stick is a mini PC of sorts and has the power to convert any device with a HDMI port into a fully functional entry level computer. Now you can literally carry your computer with you at all times and access it by connecting it to a TV. How cool is that!
The device is powered by an Intel® Atom Quad-Core processor and has Windows 8.1 as the operating system with Linux options available also. The Windows version of the Compute Stick comes Pre installed with Bing and Windows 8.1, the Intel Compute Stick includes 32GB storage and 2GB memory. For the Linux version, the device comes Pre-installed with Ubuntu 14.04, this offering of the Intel Compute Stick includes 8GB storage, 1GB memory. The Intel Compute Stick could serve as the standard for stick computing devices with greater reliability, ease of usage, and performance capabilities.
Intel Compute Stick in Action
Both variants of the Compute Stick come with Wi-Fi*(802.11bgn) and Bluetooth* 4.0 for connectivity along with a USB 2.0 port for connecting peripheral devices. The storage in the device should be sufficient for managing work on the move. But if you really need that extra space, then you could utilize the microSD slot for storage expansion. Don’t worry about the performance of this device. It has been optimized to deliver the best for games, videos, spreadsheets or presentations. All in all, it is a complete package that has already set the bar quite high for stick computing devices.
Rajiv Bhalla, director, Sales and Marketing – Intel South Asia, said: “The Intel Compute Stick takes computing to the next level and helps deliver the best computing experience possible in an incredibly small device.” At this digital age where smartphones and tablets are gradually taking over the world by storm, devices like Intel Compute Stick will help to satisfy the needs of the average user whose demands for processing capabilities just doesn’t seem to end.
Intel Compute Stick on Sale in Flipkart
Being priced at INR 10,000 approx, this is one of the best devices out there. Although the original price of the product is INR 12,000 the online seller seems to be providing a discount at the moment. Those who wish to buy this amazing device should order it right away. It doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket and provides decent processing capabilities that should help you to get your work done. The stick has been currently made available in India through Flipkart, one of the largest online retailers in the country.
This isn’t the first time that a product has been launched through the e-commerce channel. Android One devices in India have been launched via different online sellers in the past. Even Xiaomi entered the Indian market through an online seller. This mode of entry is becoming quite popular with new products as it eliminates the need for a physical facility to be set up. Let’s see if the Intel Compute Stick is able to appeal to the masses in India.
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