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Intel Compute Stick (2nd Gen, 2016)

Intel Compute Stick (2nd Gen, 2016)
alaScore 96

36 reviews

Mar, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 reviews of Intel Compute Stick (2nd Gen, 2016). The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size. The price is also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the usability and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Intel Compute Stick (2nd Gen, 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Intel Compute Stick (2nd Gen, 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Intel Compute Stick (2nd Gen, 2016) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

25% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Intel Compute Stick 32GB Windows 10Intel Compute Stick 32GB Windows 10

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Welch (theverge.com)

Intel Compute Stick review: Windows 10 for your TV

 

Why wouldn't you want an entire Windows computer on a tiny little stick? As someone who uses a MacBook day in and day out, the idea of $159 Intel's Compute Stick, a Windows 10 PC shrunken down to...

Super portable ; Plugs into any display with an HDMI port ; Runs full Windows 10 Home

2GB of RAM limits multitasking ; 32GB of built-in storage ; Can create a mess of wires

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Alaina Yee (pcworld.com)

Intel Compute Stick (2016) review: Though improved, it still lacks mass appeal

 

For $159, the Intel Compute Stick is a pretty good deal. You get a full license for Windows 10 Home and a PC that's ready to go out of the box—just add a display, a mouse, and a keyboard to get started. And unlike Google's stick computing product, the...

Incredibly affordable Windows PC ; Improves on previous generation with addition of a second USB port ; Highly portable

Slower performance ; Limited utility

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Justin Pot (digitaltrends.com)

Intel Compute Stick (Cherry Trail 2016) review

 

The 2016 Compute Stick is impressively small, but underpowered for many tasks.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Intel Compute Stick (2016)

 

And these micro-size computers have certainly put a new meaning to to the idea of handheld computing. Starting with the original Computer Stick, a surprise hit at CES 2015 and now modestly updated for 2016, you could finally squeeze a full-featured...

The pocket-size Intel Compute Stick adds several improvements for its second generation, and it works great for casual Web surfing and HD media streaming.

Very little storage, so installing apps or downloading movies is difficult. Despite the streamlined design, extra cables and adapters make for a tangled presentation.

Intel's revamped Compute Stick promises a computer in every pocket, just be prepared for an entry-level experience, although it's still fine for email, social media and movies.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Devindra Hardawar (engadget.com)

Intel Compute Stick review (2016): Second time's the charm

 

I had high hopes for Intel's original Compute Stick, but it ended up being a massive disappointment. Sure, it was cool to have a fully functional computer the size of a few thumb drives. But it was awfully slow and limited in some truly baffling ways...

Powerful enough for most computing tasks ; Inexpensive ; Very portable

2GB of RAM limits multi-tasking ; Still needs to be plugged into an AC adapter

Intel's new Compute Stick bundles just about everything you'd need for a basic computer into a compact, inexpensive package.And unlike its predecessor, it works.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Steven Bassiri (tweaktown.com)

Intel Compute Stick

 

Intel's new Compute Stick

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Intel Compute Stick (2016, "Cherry Trail" Atom x5) Review and Ratings

 

Intel's updated Compute Stick sports an extra USB port and a better wireless chip for improved streaming. It's still an impressively compact and affordable, but unless every inch of space counts, you can buy cheaper alternatives with more features.

Tiny form factor ; Full Windows 10 pre-installed ; Additional USB 3.0 port added ; Improved wireless chip

Performance isn't substantively better than previous model's ; Fan is sometimes audible ; Competing InFocus Kangaroo has more features, costs less, and isn't much bigger

With the addition of an extra USB port (of the 3.0 variety), as well as an improved wireless radio, a newer CPU, and a reduction of glossy plastic on its exterior, the 2016 Atom-powered Compute Stick is a competent successor to the original model, and...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Intel's Compute Stick gets bigger -- and better -- for its second generation

 

Nearly every television, every spare computer monitor, or even projectors with HDMI inputs can now be transformed into an instant Windows 10 desktop computer, all with a little sleight of hand. The trick is to palm one of the new generation of...

The pocket-size Intel Compute Stick adds several improvements for its second generation, and it works great for casual Web surfing and HD media streaming

Very little storage, so installing apps or downloading movies is difficult. Despite the streamlined design, extra cables and adapters make for a tangled presentation

Intel's revamped Compute Stick promises a computer in every pocket, just be prepared for an entry-level experience, although it's still fine for email, social media and movies.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

gameing pc

 

with this chip haveing max power supply and cooling unlike most of the atom chips stuck on a non cooling intergraded bored "tablet" with power attached to a battery restraining it too only sip. this can go further almost to an excellent gameing PC for...

only 2gbs of RAM and small cache. needs to go further with these but just a little. they are kinda pricey for what they are

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: David C. (newegg.com)

Deployed over 50 with only minor issues

 

I used 50-60 of these for a low-cost digital signage solution to loop video, display web content, etc. Out of all of those, we never had a complete device failure. A couple of units in spots with deficient wireless signal would lose connectivity once...

- Compact - Low power consumption - Well suited to web browsing - Inexpensive

- Wireless signal strength is only decent - Only one USB - Requires 1A to boot properly (1.5 ideal) - More than most TVs supply - Limited to 32 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM

Mar, 2016
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