Intel’s new thumb-size Compute Stick PCs are getting faster and more sophisticated, but also more expensive.
Two new Compute Sticks — which plug into TVs or monitors — will be in production next month with the latest, sixth-generation Core M3 and M5 processors. Those processors are also in some of the latest laptops and hybrids shown at this week’s CES.
A Compute Stick with the Core M3-6Y30 will be priced at $399 with Windows 10. A Core M5-6Y57 vPro Compute Stick model will be priced at $499 without an OS.
The devices will have 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and three USB ports.
Intel also announced a low-cost Compute Stick for $159. It will have the Atom x5-Z8300 chip, 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, two USB ports and Windows 10.