Intel Compute Stick, the dongle-sized computer launched in India for Rs 9,999

“The Compute Stick can turn your HDMI-enabled TV or monitor into a full-fledged computer”

Intel has just launched the Compute Stick in India. The device was originally unveiled at this year’s CES, and lets you convert an HDMI-enabled TV or monitor into a full-fledged computer. The dongle-sized device comes in two variants – one running Windows 8.1 and the other featuring Linux. iBall recently launched the Splendo, which is basically the same device but carries iBall branding.

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The Windows version of the Intel Compute Stick (overview) comes with 32GB of internal memory and 2GB of RAM. The Linux Ubuntu 14.04-powered variant offers 8GB of flash storage and 1GB of RAM. Both devices come with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a USB 2.0 port as connectivity options. The Compute Stick is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor.

The Intel Compute Stick is being offered exclusively on Flipkart and Intel authorised retail partners across the country. The Windows 8.1-powered variant of the portable PC is priced at Rs 9,999, but the brand is yet to reveal the price of the Linux edition.