Newegg a US computer store that has an Australian web site is set to start flogging Intel’s new computer stick that turns TV’s into a Windows or Linus computer.
The device is set to be made available to Australian
customers soon with the online retailer now taking pre orders for the device.
Launched at CES the device that looks like a Google
Chromecast dongle can be plugged into any HDMI port on a PC.
The Stick has built-in Wi-Fi support and Bluetooth capability.
Once it’s plugged in it delivers support for a keyboard and mouse.
The device is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom processor,
and has 2 Gigabytes of RAM, 32GB of storage and a micro SD card slot that
allows a user to easily add a 128 GB SD card.
Intel (INTC) had priced the new device at $149 for the
Windows 8.1 model and $89 for the Linux model in the USA. Australian pricing is
tipped to around 25% dearer due to the fall in the dollar and GST.
NewEgg has listed the product as being available from April
24 however the Company is currently taking pre orders.
Last month, Intel announced that first-quarter revenue is
expected to be about US$1 billion less than previously expected, US$12.8
billion, plus or minus US$300 million.
When its quarterly earnings are released on April 14, Intel
will revise its reporting to include the Client Computing Group, a combination
of the PC Client and Mobile groups.
By merging those groups, Intel can “essentially hide its
massive losses for the segment,” a $3.15 billion operating loss in 2013 and
$4.2 billion in 2014, said Bill Maurer on the Seeking Alpha investment news