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  Reply # 1278531 7-Apr-2015 17:20
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wsnz: With the variety of devices such as this on the market now, it's a real pitty the TV manufacturers don't just produce dumb panels thereby reducing cost, and we can enhance them to smartTV status ourselves!


I wish auto manufacturers would do the same.  install a screen and generic hardware into the center console with a generic API for the auto functions, and just let you drop in an SD card with an OS.


should I expect to unlock RACE MODE with the right key?

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  Reply # 1278680 7-Apr-2015 21:31
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Yep, bound to be a Warp Mode button!!

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  Reply # 1288393 21-Apr-2015 12:06
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So this is selling now in the US, well the Windows version is. Who will be distributing it in NZ and when? Does anyone know if any retailers are taking advance orders?




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  Reply # 1288515 21-Apr-2015 14:06
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kiwifidget: Who will be distributing it in NZ and when? Does anyone know if any retailers are taking advance orders?

Of the distributors we deal with, Ingram Micro will be the obvious to carry these.  Synnex may also get access to sell them.




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  Reply # 1289942 23-Apr-2015 08:57
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Just received email from Ingram - they're taking back orders for the Intel Compute Stick now. Expected delivery 2nd Week of May.



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  Reply # 1289955 23-Apr-2015 09:18
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Did they mention the price?




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  Reply # 1289957 23-Apr-2015 09:21
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or a VPN please?

I just had a quick Google and this review was not encouraging:
http://gizmodo.com/intel-compute-stick-review-don-t-buy-it-1699377058 




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  Reply # 1289983 23-Apr-2015 09:43
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Dynamic: 
I just had a quick Google and this review was not encouraging:
http://gizmodo.com/intel-compute-stick-review-don-t-buy-it-1699377058 



Hmm I just skimmed it but... half the article complains about the single USB port not being enough for both a mouse and keyboard at the same time (something that's easily enough solved with a wireless mouse\keyboard combo surely?) and that the wifi\bluetooth don't work well together.  The other half complains about the fact that it doesn't game well. Neither of these are deal breakers for how I would want to use it.  I'll wait for more thorough reviews.


EDIT: This looks more thorough and I trust anandtech more:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/9167/intel-compute-stick-review/

Indeed it doesn't look like a great option to purchase in its current form, but I look forward to the second generation.

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  Reply # 1289994 23-Apr-2015 09:48
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  Reply # 1290313 23-Apr-2015 17:50
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At those prices I'd rather a chromebox.

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  Reply # 1298815 6-May-2015 08:48
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Just received my Stick this morning, but I wont have time to unpack it until tomorrow afternoon.




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  Reply # 1298831 6-May-2015 09:23
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Dynamic: or a VPN please?

I just had a quick Google and this review was not encouraging:
http://gizmodo.com/intel-compute-stick-review-don-t-buy-it-1699377058 


lost all respect for that reviewer when he started complaining about it requiring a keyboard and mouse and they required usb ports, what a shocker!

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  Reply # 1298832 6-May-2015 09:30
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I looked around for these mini computer sticks to see what is available and to my horror there are about 1000+ different kinds, (ie the chinese clones) ... i gave up searching. will wait till an amazing product comes out that will play anything (1080p mkv format) my network windows computer throws at it via wifi streaming.

or if someone can point me to one. budget: minimum

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  Reply # 1298837 6-May-2015 09:34
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i'd like one that can easily handle steam in home streaming and run kodi.   really wish steam made a android client for streaming...

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  Reply # 1298843 6-May-2015 09:43
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I have ordered one today, if anyone wants me to try anything I would be happy.

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