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# 204466 2-Oct-2016 20:27
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Has anyone used Intel's COmpute Stick?




new model only $179 at DSE:




Looks pretty good for the price!

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  # 1644427 2-Oct-2016 22:37
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I've had two of the 2015 variety, and am on my third.  The first 2 self-bricked, and were replaced by Intel (with little difficulty -- kudos to Intel for responding so well, less kudos for the stick itself!).  My latest one came with Win10 installed, and it updated itself to Win 10 Anniv.  The one referred to may be the earlier model that I have had.  Later model has an additional USB 3 port I believe.


If anyone is thinking of buying one, I strongly suggest they look at the Intel community discussions, bearing in mind that what you see there are the problems, not the successes.  But it will give you some idea of the problems you may meet.


Personally, when they are working, I think they are rather good.  I use mine with a MS wireless keyboard, and have a further 64 GB installed (which you need, not much space left on the original 32 GB after the OS).  No good for *serious* work (only Atom), but fine with Word and suchlike.  No problems streaming NZ TV and suchlike.



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  # 1644645 3-Oct-2016 12:13
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Thanks so much for this.




Do you know if the usb 3.0 port and this stick can support a 2tb hard drive?

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  # 1644763 3-Oct-2016 14:52
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I'd certainly think so (so long as it was powered), but I can't be sure -- sorry


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  # 1644765 3-Oct-2016 14:57
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I've just switched our small outbound call center to these little things and are working really well! All they need is access to our CRM which is just a Web application. They also run a soft phone with USB headset and even having just the wireless call quality has been great.


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  # 1644777 3-Oct-2016 15:32
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I'd certainly think so (so long as it was powered), but I can't be sure -- sorry

Agree. External drive support is a property of the operating system chosen.

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