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Intel Compute Stick roadmap: Cedar City and Fall City 2 in 2015-2016

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Most of you know what it is Intel Comput Stick, but for those who have not yet caught up, please note that the Intel Compute Stick is a tiny computer-on-a-stick that’s small enough to hold in one hand or slide into your pocket. Plug the HDMI connector on one end into a display and you can turn just about any screen into a PC.

intel compute stickQuite quickly evolving specification Intel Comput Stick, first model has features an Intel Atom Z3735F Bay Trail processor. The next generation of Intel Comput Stick has Intel Core M processor.

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What waits future Intel Compute Stick??? as you can see it looks pretty good! Below we present a roadmap illustrating the changes in the specifications of the Intel Compute Sticks.

intel compute stick roadmapCedar City (Q4 2015, Intel Core M Compute Stick)

Later this year Intel will launch the first Compute Stick with an Intel Core M processor. The next generation of Intel Compute stick with an Intel Core M which presented it was Cedar City (code-named specification). It features:

  • Intel Core M processor
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 64GB of SATA storage
  • USB 3.0
  • 802.11ac WiFi
  • Support for 4K displays
  • MHL

The MHL feature means the Cedar City model will be able to draw power from the HDMI port on TVs that support MHL. You won’t have to use a micro USB cable to power the stick. Intel only plans to offer a Windows version of the Cedar City Compute Stick, but I suspect you’ll be able to install Ubuntu or other GNU/Linux operating systems on your own.

Fall City 2 (Q1 2016, Intel Atom Broxton Compute Stick)

In early 2016, Intel will launch Fall City 2 (code-named specification) models, which replace the current Compute Stick models. These sticks will feature Intel Atom Broxton architecture. Falls City 2 should offer better performance thanks to their next-gen processors. They’ll also feature USB 3.0 ports for faster data transfers, MHL support for connecting to a display without a separate power cable, and these models will support 4K displays thanks to improved graphics. Intel will offer Linux and Windows versions of the Falls City 2 Compute sticks. The Linux model still has just 1GB of RAM and 8GB of eMMC storage, but the Windows model will ship with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage.

Source: Liliputing

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