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Old 01-08-2015, 09:07 AM
 
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You still need a mouse and keyboard. So what good is it just on your key chain?
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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Home Theater PC / Steam In Home Streaming device / Arcade PC.

It's only got one USB port, but I could also see using this for POS or a Kiosk of some sort if you used a USB hub.

Also has potential for remote sensing or monitoring in situations where you need the computing power it has (or an x86 CPU) instead of something like the Pi or one of the other light weight Linux boards.
These devices already exist. Just not with x86.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:10 AM
 
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You still need a mouse and keyboard. So what good is it just on your key chain?
You might need a keyboards and mouse at times... But not all the time. It's conveniently small for those times.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: california
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Some one should make a wireless bluetooth hub.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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You still need a mouse and keyboard. So what good is it just on your key chain?
It's not THAT small. The idea is to setup the device to auto-boot to a Media Front End that works with alternate remote controls OR you can simply get a bluetooth mouse & keyboard. Hell a lot of smartphones can even use the bluetooth protocol to act as a mouse & keyboard as well.

This is not meant to be a desktop computer, it's meant for entertainment.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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There are tons of uses and applications beyond just media and entertainment.

Like others have point out you can use BT for keyboard and mouse and just plug it into a monitor and you have a decent computer with a small form factor that can be placed just about anywhere.

I think $149 with a Windows license is amazingly cheap.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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There are tons of uses and applications beyond just media and entertainment.

Like others have point out you can use BT for keyboard and mouse and just plug it into a monitor and you have a decent computer with a small form factor that can be placed just about anywhere.

I think $149 with a Windows license is amazingly cheap.
Not to mention a quad core processor and 2GB of RAM -- That's awesome
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Old 01-08-2015, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I haven't seen what the power source, but I was expecting it to be powered via USB like others. HDMI power would be nice.


"and while a micro USB port supplies the power, Intel aims to fully power the stick through the HDMI connection in the future. Connectivity is provided through 802.11bgn WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, and Intel will also include an HDMI extender."
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:10 PM
 
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Managed thin client.
Yeah. You can fill an office with these. Then employees can store everything on a file server, and access web apps and portals for tasks. If it breaks-- the company can cough up a whopping $150 for a new computer. A lot of basic computer technician jobs would go out the window.
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Old 01-11-2015, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Yeah. You can fill an office with these. Then employees can store everything on a file server, and access web apps and portals for tasks. If it breaks-- the company can cough up a whopping $150 for a new computer. A lot of basic computer technician jobs would go out the window.
I would just use a virtual machine VDI. If it breaks just revert to snapshot at no cost.
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