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Intel Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC 2GB Windows 8.1 Review

By: Steven Bassiri | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Apr 22, 2015 3:11 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Intel

Packaging

 

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This is an engineering sample, so the box isn't the final box. Inside the components are well protected from the elements, especially the Intel Compute Stick.

 

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The accessory package is meant to support the product around the globe with many different power plug options. The Intel Compute Stick requires microUSB power, and a microUSB cord is provided. An HDMI extension cord is also provided in case the HDMI connector on the display is at an angle. The power adapter outputs 2A DC which should be more than enough for the 4W TDP device. Theoretically, the USB power adapter should provide up to 10W.

 

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The casing is a tough plastic, and has slots for ventilation. There is a blower fan built into the device. A little LED indicator on the front shows system power. The back of the device is bare.

 

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Just so you can get a feel for the size of the Intel Compute Stick, I have put it next to a variety of objects.

 

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The Intel Compute Stick carries a power button, a micro USB port for power, a single full sized USB port, and a microSD card slot. On either side, you will find slots for more ventilation.

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