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Intel Compute Stick Will Challenge Google Chromebit
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dkay490
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6/16/2015 | 1:04:43 AM
Re: A new way to say laptop
See thats where Raspberry Pi 2 comes into play. Eliminating all the cons these sticks have!!!
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5/3/2015 | 5:13:01 AM
Re: A new way to say laptop
I think the main application for these devices is for use in the home, for making presentations, and for public public information displays, and public kiosks. Having a cheap portable device which plugs into a large display and turns it into a locked down Internet connected device which can interact with family members, customers, and the public is where the Chromebit really comes into its own.

 

The Intel device on the other hand is a limited device in that it relies on local data storage and configuration, slow local processing and local peripherals - which is going to cause all the problems and limitations you described. 

 
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4/9/2015 | 12:10:35 PM
Re: A new way to say laptop
So that would be a fifth piece needed too, a powered USB hub so you can connect both keyboard and mouse.

Still, my inner geek says "DO WANT", but I just don't know what to do with the thing.
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4/8/2015 | 11:39:05 PM
A new way to say laptop
I'm all for thin client, and l prefer SSD's to hard drives. But, what do you really get with these devices? You still need a keyboard, mouse and a monitor. It'll be like a laptop in four pieces, with only one usb port.


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