Intel's original Compute Stick was a neat idea that ultimately wasn't executed very well. Any system based on one of Intel's Atom processors is going to be a little slow, but flaky wireless, inconsistent performance, and a clunky setup process all made it less appealing than it could have been. It had all of the hallmarks and rough edges of a first-generation product.
Today Intel showed us its next-generation Compute Sticks, and it's clear that the company is taking seriously the criticism of the first model. There are three new versions to talk about: the lowest-end stick uses a Cherry Trail Atom CPU and is the closest relative to the first-generation Compute Stick.
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