The PC industry transforms constantly to adapt to the needs of an audience used with the versatility and portability of smartphones and tablets. At first, it was the ultrabook, followed by 2-1n-1 devices, and now we are witnessing yet another revival of the computer: it is driven by Intel and has the form of a USB stick, capable of giving you the processing power you need for normal tasks.
The processors have influenced, in my opinion, since its inception, the shape of PCs. Thanks to Intel’s reference design we now have ultrabooks and HTPCs, devices that have become very popular in a very short time. Not long ago, the company has introduced on the market the idea of Compute Stick. These devices have the potential to become as common as the other two mentioned earlier. Technobezz believes that it could happen, especially if we take into account the performance offered by the second generation of Intel’s Compute Stick.
The PC is in a continuous transformation. The latest form of computing is represented by the well known Mini PCs. Intel Compute Stick and Intel Next Unit of Computing (Intel NUC) come in strong configurations, capable to provide a performance similar to those of a classical computer. They represent the new shape of your PC, so it will become increasingly more common, especially since it improves from one generation to the next. For example, Intel Compute Stick second-generation is more cost efficient, which is based on the sixth generation of Intel Core processors and latest Intel Atom processors.
These devices are improving from one generation to the next and in the future, there is a possibility to even see variants of Intel Compute Stick ideal for gaming.
What type of users would need a Compute Stick?
These new types of PCs are designed for both home and Office. Besides being incredibly small, they offer performance similar to classical computers. First, they satisfy the need of mobility of certain users. Intel Compute Stick turns any TV or monitor with HDMI to a computer, which allows users to always have the necessary information to them, both at home or at the Office. Also, thanks to its powerful configuration it can carry out a multitude of tasks, from editing documents up to the gaming.
Although the simple games are not giving any hassle to the latest version of Intel’s Compute Stick, this gadget cannot be considered a gaming one. However, in the future that might change.
As the processors have advanced, they became smaller and more performant. Considering that the heart and the brain of a PC are sitting in the processor is impossible not to ask yourself how small can a PC get. The answer? Much less than you could have imagined a few years ago.
If now we have a PC as small as 10 cm, in the future it is quite possible that it will reach the size of an USB stick. The technological developments is based on the needs of the users, seeking devices to ensure mobility, performance, and security for their data. The processor is the one who ensures all this and will play an important role in the future.
Apparently, everyone has been opened to this PC, and the first generation of Intel’s Compute Stick “was very well received on the local market” and “people are always open to new, eager to have the newest gadgets and devices.” said Bogdan Georgescu, Intel’s Channel Account Manger.