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Old 01-07-2015, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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It's an amazing time in technology. It's the logical step. We carry around key chain persistent memory (usb sticks), why not an entire computer?

Intel Compute Stick transforms any HDMI screen into a desktop computer | ExtremeTech
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:27 PM
 
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Quite the temptation.
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I definitely expect to be in on this, if not first generation, then not too far behind.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I don't see a use for it, tablets and smart phones are more easy and portable. I was thinking maybe server room as a boot device, but cloud changes that to a boot Vm.


What would you use this for?
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Wandering.
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What would you use this for?

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.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Managed thin client.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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In-home presentations on a client's large TV rather than on a tablet or laptop.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Derby, CT
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Yep, this could be my new Plex machine, or maybe even my mother's!

Plenty of HTPC front-ends support using your smart phone as a remote controller over WiFi too, so that's not an issue!
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Wow that is really neat. BT so you don't need to use the USB for Mouse\Keyboard.
I'd wait to buy until they get the kind that can get power from the HDMI port. I think I'd need another power strip in the living room to plug one more device into.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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Wow that is really neat. BT so you don't need to use the USB for Mouse\Keyboard.
I'd wait to buy until they get the kind that can get power from the HDMI port. I think I'd need another power strip in the living room to plug one more device into.
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.
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