Intel today introduced the Intel Compute Stick in India. Powered by an Intel Atom Quad-Core processor, this ultra-slim device is capable of transforming any HDMI display or monitor into a fully functional computer.
The Intel Compute Stick will serve as a new standard for stick computing devices which are enabled to deliver a mini-PC experience with full-size performance, reliability and complete ease.
Also, the two versions built on the Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor which are launched in India provide users with a choice of two operating systems:
Windows 8.1 - Pre installed with Bing and Windows 8.1, the Intel Compute Stick includes 32GB storage and 2GB memory.
Linux - Pre-installed with Ubuntu 14.04, this offering of the Intel Compute Stick includes 8GB storage, 1GB memory.
Both devices come with Wi-Fi (802.11bgn) and Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity, a USB 2.0 port to connect peripherals and a micro SD card slot for additional storage.
The new generation computing device is versatile and is optimized to get the most out of the Intel Atom Quad-Core processor for games, videos, spreadsheets or presentations. Further, the Intel Compute Stick is currently available on Flipkart
Recently, iBall also announced the launch of iBall Spelndo PC-On-Stick, powered by the Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor which runs Windows 8.1and has a 2GBRAM with 32GB in-built memory.
On the launch of the Intel Compute Stick,Rajiv Bhalla - Director, Sales and Marketing - Intel South Asia said: "Intel continues to look for great ways to deliver new product opportunities for our end users and channel partners. The Intel Compute Stick takes computing to the next level and helps deliver the best computing experience possible in an incredibly small device."
He added, "It brings computing to new devices and environments, transforming the way, when and how we compute. We are extremely pleased to bring this revolutionary device to India."
Amitesh Jha, VP- Flipkart,Flipkart said, "Intel has always been synonymous with computing innovation. The Intel Compute Stick is an extremely relevant product in new generation computing as it is small enough to fit in your palm and big enough for the highly efficient Intel® AtomTM processor and any operating system. With this partnership, we will continue to empower our consumers with exciting choices at incredible prices."
Sandeep Parasrampuria, Director, iBall, said, "Intel has led the way of bringing innovative technologies for its consumers to meet their ever-increasing computing demands. iBall is launching iBall Splendo PC-On-Stick based on Intel Compute Stick technology, which is another leap towards this."
He added, "The innovative design of the Intel Compute Stick is fully optimized to get the most out of the performance of the Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor for games, videos, spreadsheets, or presentations. As always, with this collaboration, our aim is to bring to our consumers great computing experience at the most optimal prices. This also is the easiest way to make you present TV into a smart TV plus a PC."
Saket Kapur, General Secretary, Federation of All India Information Technology Associations (FAIITA), said, "Intel has been a pioneer in bringing revolutionary products and technologies in India. With the Intel Compute Stick, we aim to offer consumers the latest computing device based on Intel processor, having wide applicability at an affordable price."