Product OverviewIntel Compute Stick: Plug and Play Power in the Palm of your Hand Quad-core Intel Atom x5 processor for balance performance
The Intel Compute Stick is a tiny device the size of a pack of gum that can transform any HDMI TV or display into an entry-level computer. But it's what's inside that's really incredible: a quad-core Intel Atom x5 processor that gives you balanced performance for work or play. The Intel Compute Stick delivers everything you love about computing in a device that fits in the palm of your hand.
Just plug the Intel Compute Stick into any HDMI TV or monitor, connect your wireless keyboard and mouse, and you're ready to roll. You can even use the Intel Remote Keyboard app to control your device through your phone or tablet. And with Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 you can instantly and reliably connect and access files in the cloud, along with built-in Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to wireless peripherals or transfer files to the Compute Stick's on-board storage.
With a brand-new design, this pint-sized powerhouse delivers full-size performance, reliability, and ease of use that lets you work and play when and how you want. It's ready to go out-of-the-box, so you're ready to take your media, games, files, and power applications with you wherever you go.
Pre-installed with Windows 10 The Intel Compute Stick delivers balanced performance for work or play with the quad-core Intel Atom x5 processor. This tiny device comes pre-installed with Windows 10, so you can use your favourite applications to stream media, manage photos and files, or create personal projects. And with Intel HD Graphics, you enjoy fluent playback and stunning HD images.
Connectivity is quick, reliable, and seamless. With two built-in antennas and Intel wireless 802.11ac technology you can connect right out of the box and stream movies while using the built-in Bluetooth 4.0 to easily connect wireless speakers or transfer pictures from your smartphone to the Compute Stick's on-board storage. And now with two USB ports (USB 3.0 and 2.0), you can connect the peripherals you need such as keyboard and mouse.
With the palm-sized Intel Compute Stick, now you can transform any HDMI display into an entry-level computer to keep you productive and entertained wherever you go.
Optimized design for full performance Intel relentlessly innovates to bring you technology that helps you meet your computing needs. The innovative design of the Intel Compute Stick is fully optimized to maximize performance for your personal and business applications. At home or in the office, now it's easier to work when, where, and how you want. The Intel Compute Stick has the quality and value you've come to expect from Intel in a product designed and built by the company itself.
Intel Compute Stick. Connect. Compute. It's that simple.
Intel Compute Stick is an Ideal Solution for: • Home Entertainment. • PC-Like Embedded. • Productivity. • Thin Client. Features
• Quad-core Intel Atom x5 processor. • Onboard storage. • Onboard memory. • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265. • Bluetooth 4.0. • Includes HDMI extension cable. • Includes Power adapter. • Windows 10 Operating System Pre-installed.
Mini PC Type
DDR3L (Non upgradable)
Internal Storage Type
Expandable Storage Type
Micro SDXC v3.0 Slot (Upto 128GB)
WiFi 802.11ac (Dual Band) + Bluetooth 4.0
Intel HD Graphics
1 x HDMI 1.4b
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Operating System Installed
Remote Control Included
113 x 38 x 12 mm (WxHxD)
Please note your statutory rights are not affected.
Intel Compute Stick Quad Core Atom x5-Z8300, 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, Micro SDXC Slot, ac WiFi+BT, HDMI, 2x USB Windows 10 is rated
4.8 out of
Rated 5 out of
Much better than Rev.1Bought to replace a lenovo stick that went faulty.
I chose to stick with atom processors as you can run from a standard 2A phone charger.
Compared to the original intel stick (the lenovo being that reference design) this one runs a lot cooler and quieter.
The dual USB port is great also for several reasons, one the USB3 port can charge an ipad (even on a 2A supply), second having 2 ports means I don't have to carry a hub, third it means gigabit networking.
Even seems slightly lighter than the lenovo, if a bit larger.
Impressed with the revisions.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of
Small but powerfulThis is an extremely handy portable gem. We use one on our astronomic rig to run all processes and programs and the other is connected to a display screen; we communicate to each via their wifi and both run independently. You do need to follow installation location instructions as they can be susceptible/cause interference on astronomy set-ups but as a normal PC this is not a problem. A great piece of kit! Yes we will probably buy another one.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of
A solid productOK, let’s get the internet troll complaints out of the way. This is not (and was never designed to be):
a) A gaming machine
b) A high powered server
c) A power user’s machine
d) It doesn’t include a keyboard or mouse (bring your own!)
It is however a solid performer for the things it ‘was’ designed to do, including:
* A pocketable PC that can be used with any HDMI monitor for running ‘normal’ apps like Word, Excel, Power Point etc. It’s not going to be super fast, but it’s plenty usable. If you’re concerned about the limited storage (about 20GB free after Windows install) then add a micro SD card (I have a 128GB installed no problems).
* A wall board system for displaying information in places such as call centres etc
* An advertising or kiosk system (within a secure enclosure)
It comes with Windows 10 (Home) pre-installed and activated so it’s ready to go out of the box for less than the price of a retail copy of Windows 10 for a regular PC.
I recommend having a Bluetooth keyboard / mouse combo for setup – preferably one with a plugin USB dongle. Alternatively plug in via the USB ports.
It can play full 1080p video from YouTube without any problems. Browsing the web or sending emails are no problem at all.
It runs silently unless you really tax it (e.g. doing a Windows update).
Some people have complained about problematic WiFi but I’ve had no problems so far.
I’m a software developer and after testing this for a couple of weeks I recommended it to a couple of customers and they are very happy with the results.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of
Excellent little computer, you will be pleasantly surprisedFirst off, this obviously isn't for gamers, or CAD designers, or film directors, so don't expect it to be able to outperform a traditional desktop or laptop PC.
I bought this computer for my mum because she didn't have any form of desktop computer. She has an iPad but nothing that she's able to transfer personal documents and photos onto etc.
She just needed a basic computer to store her music collection, old photos and some personal and work documents so she can work on them in office.
For this use case, it is fantastic. She can stick it in any telly or monitor wherever she goes and she can work straight away.
Performance wise - bearing in mind I had very low expectations for this computer (read the spec) I am very pleasantly surprised by it. Most reviews tell you that the 2GB of RAM is limiting but I haven't ran into any troubles with my testing. Browsing the net and streaming videos like YouTube and Netflix works perfectly alongside iTunes and office all running at the same time. The startup time is usually under 15 seconds.
-The bad bits -
It was a bit of a pain to set up as the computer didn't recognise the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse that I bought for my mum, so I had to find a wired keyboard and mouse, also for some reason the computer didn't recognise my 4K TV at all during the set up process so I had to find another TV. (Now that the computer is set up it works fine on my 4K TV).
One other thing, we bought a 128GB micro SD to expand the storage on the computer. If you do the same, be VERY careful when installing the micro sd, there is a gap between the computer's casing and the actual slot for the SD card. We managed to get the card stuck in the case and destroyed it trying to remove it.
We got the card in second time round (learning from our mistakes) and it went in perfectly fine. Just take your time and make sure it goes in at a completely flat angle and you'll be fine.
My mum's happy
I actually want one for myself now :D
Date published: 2016-09-12
Rated 5 out of
First great giece of git I brought in a long time!!!Originally I brought the Lenovo stick from another vendor as they has it on sale, which was the first generation unit. Was OK but WIFI connectivity was bad and general usage got slower with MS updates.
I found Scan had the Intel Stick second generation in stock so I brought it. Upon firing it up, straight you realise they fixed the issues with the first generation stick.
Much more faster because its stable, WIFI is excellent, very strong connection.
Comes with Windows 10 already installed.
I've installed Kodi and stream content either from local network or from the internet. Played content up to 1080p, no glitches or slow what so ever.
I use this unit when I'm away for work. Works great when in hotels.
I've also paired this with a Bluetooth keyboard which has a touch pad built in. works a treat and have synced a Bluetooth game controller too.
As you can imagine games will be limited but if away for work, can stream media, check Emails and do work if required.
I've also used for meetings to where the client has a projector or a TV screen. Must admit most of the meeting end up talking about how amazed they are at the unit rather than the meeting itself!
Only slight draw back is the Lenovo unit was able to be powered by a USB cable i.e. from the TV directly for example. The Intel stick has a dedicated power supply. It has a long cable so you should be able to plug it in nearby.
Date published: 2016-06-17
Rated 5 out of
easyIts faster than the last one and small enough to fit behind a monitor as well as near silent
Date published: 2016-06-06
Rated 4 out of
Works perfectly as a mini remote serverI am using the Compute Stick as a mini remote server. It's not a very powerful computer but it does what I want it to very well so I don't have any complaints. The only trouble I had was that remote desktop access (using TeamViewer) didn't work very well with no display plugged in, but a cheap HDMI dummy plug fixed that.
I can recommend the stick if you have a good use for it, but don't expect to find the equivalent of a full desktop or laptop computer in a stick like this.
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 4 out of
Love this little thing.I have used this for a couple of weeks now, watching videos, surfing internet and had no problems what so ever. Some have complained that the fan is noisy but I have only heard it kick in once so far and that was only because it was just a few feet away. My only recommendation is that you will need either a USB drive or a micro SD card as the first Windows 10 update it did needed more disk space than was available on the on board 32Gb disk. I bought a 128Gb micro SD card when I bought the Compute Stick and I just leave in place all the time. All in all I am very happy with it and have already recommended one to a friend.
It won't work from a single USB port because most USB ports won't supply enough power.
HOWEVER, there are some double USB port power cables, e.g. I'm using a Startech USB2HAUBY3 cable that uses two USB ports on the TV to the Micro USB power on the Intel Compute stick and it's working fine.
Whether this works for you or not depends on your TV's USB port capacity.