Intel’s Idea Of A Small Cheap Computer

My idea of a small cheap computer is a small cheap computer running GNU/Linux if you have a big screen and a pointer or Android/Linux if you have a small screen and are all thumbs.“If you have the Windows version, it will include 2GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage, but the Linux Computer Stick only has half the RAM and 8GB of built-in storage owing to the operating system’s smaller footprint.” Intel has a different idea, either that other OS or GNU/Linux. As if to muddy the waters, there’s no up and down price comparison either. The GNU/Linux version comes with only half the RAM and a lot less storage… I guess they still are Wintel guys at heart, busy hiding the price of that other OS. Still, I think you can buy 1gB RAM and 24gB of storage for less than $50 so that other OS is costing something, I’ll wager, unless it’s “with Bing”.

See CES 2015: Intel introduces Compute Stick with Atom quad-core CPU.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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One Response to Intel’s Idea Of A Small Cheap Computer

  1. ram says:

    The ZDnet article is speculating. Intel has not released its “compute sticks” yet, nor have its specifications been finalized or published (by Intel).

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