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Intel Compute Stick - 2GB - W10 - 32gb - £56.98 Using code + Free Del @ BTShop (2 Year warranty )

£56.98 @ BT Shop
CODE: BNBD10816 I think this is the cheapest that I have seen this. It is the first gen model - BOXSTCK1A32WFCL (if you're wondering) and Is about £70 elsewhere at the moment. **Update** Checked t… Read More
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[mod] 8m, 2w agoFound 8 months, 2 weeks ago
CODE: BNBD10816

I think this is the cheapest that I have seen this. It is the first gen model - BOXSTCK1A32WFCL (if you're wondering) and Is about £70 elsewhere at the moment. **Update** Checked the code and it only seems to work on the Compute stick! Boooo!

Was umming and arring, over it at £66.99 but then just saw the code for a tenner off too, so i thought it was worth a share.I think last time this model was posted it was for £69.99.

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**Specs**

Product DescriptionIntel Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC - Atom Z3735F 1.33 GHz - 2 GB - 32 GB
TypePersonal computer - stick
Processor1 x Intel Atom Z3735F / 1.33 GHz ( 1.83 GHz ) ( Quad-Core )
Processor Main FeaturesIntel Virtualization Technology
Cache Memory2 MB
Cache Per Processor2 MB
RAM2 GB DDR3L SDRAM - 1333 MHz
Hard Drive1 x flash 32 GB - eMMC
Card ReaderYes
Graphics ControllerIntel HD Graphics
Networking802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0
OS ProvidedWindows 10 Home 32-bit Edition
Dimensions (WxDxH)3.76 cm x 10.34 cm x 1.25 cm
Weight54 g
Environmental StandardsENERGY STAR Qualified
Manufacturer Warranty2 year warranty Europe, Middle East, Turkey, Africa, Russia/CIS
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39 Likes
mudds
Any benefits to running this OS over android in a home setup? Could be tempted.

You can run Windows applications, so only if there's any specific Windows programs you might want to run that aren't on Android. Personally I avoid Windows for any media serving and use Linux, I also avoid Android as well as I personally think it's one of the worst bodged operating systems in existence.

I do use a Samsung S6 which runs Android as I don't like Windows phone or iOS, urghh why I am even saying this no one cares :)
11 Likes
Whilst these do look pretty nifty, I do wonder that the point of these really is when you can get windows tablet of similar spec for this sort of price, which you can just connect up to a TV or monitor to achieve the same result. It's effectively hi just a very titchy desktop PC, and hardly anyone uses them these days do they?
11 Likes
SFconvert
Whilst these do look pretty nifty, I do wonder that the point of these really is when you can get windows tablet of similar spec for this sort of price, which you can just connect up to a TV or monitor to achieve the same result. It's effectively hi just a very titchy desktop PC, and hardly anyone uses them these days do they?

Yeah, but its cheap!
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Sorry, but these were terrible for when they were on clearance st £40, and are just as bad at £50.

On paper the specs are fine, however they have a fundamental design flaw that means that the performance falls off a cliff when you try and use wifi and Bluetooth together. It is due to the shared chip they use which isn't up to the task of using the BT and wifi chip together. They then also start to overheat which cases further problems. This means that using it as a computer is effectively a no no, unless you also add a USB wifi adaptor yourself which kind of ruins the form factor and takes up the USB port.

So, ask yourself why you want one. It WILL cope with kodi and a Bluetooth remote - but it's an expensive way to do that and you will do much better with an android device. It will also just about function as a Windows atom pc - but you can get a Linx Windows tablet for less money that does exactly that, but without the wifi/BT problem mentioned above. That would also give you a second screen etc as another benefit.

I bought one myself as I thought it was a cool idea but I returned it quickly. I really hope Intel come out with a V2 as it really is a great concept - but sadly this first generation is just poorly designed and is not fit for purpose.

Seriously, don't bother - or if you do buy it from Amazon so you can return is without any hassle.

Edit: seen the tablet idea mentioned and po pood above - remember the compute stick requires a power supply anyway and you don't need a long hdmi, a short one will do for most people..I have one plugged into my AV receiver so it's out of the way (using a dell venue 8 pro) and it's great :). Even works for a fair few games on steam - copes with portal/2, civ5 and most of the indie games just fine. I love the atom chips and devices, it's just a shame they screwed this particular one up so much.

Edited By: Spud211 on Aug 08, 2016 22:00

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Edited By: NeoTrix on Aug 08, 2016 16:16: ...
1 Like #2
Good price, saves time upgrading the windows version too, which was a problem for the windows 8 version.


Edited By: JimBobJr on Aug 08, 2016 16:26
1 Like #3
Any benefits to running this OS over android in a home setup? Could be tempted.
1 Like #4
I think TopCashback gives 2.02% for BT Shop purchases.
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diddydavro
I think TopCashback gives 2.02% for BT Shop purchases.

I don't think they do it when using codes
"What will stop me getting cashback?
Using a promotional/voucher codes not posted and approved by TopCashback."
#6
It's worth a try.
1 Like #7
Just ordered, thanks!!
11 Likes #8
Whilst these do look pretty nifty, I do wonder that the point of these really is when you can get windows tablet of similar spec for this sort of price, which you can just connect up to a TV or monitor to achieve the same result. It's effectively hi just a very titchy desktop PC, and hardly anyone uses them these days do they?
11 Likes #9
SFconvert
Whilst these do look pretty nifty, I do wonder that the point of these really is when you can get windows tablet of similar spec for this sort of price, which you can just connect up to a TV or monitor to achieve the same result. It's effectively hi just a very titchy desktop PC, and hardly anyone uses them these days do they?

Yeah, but its cheap!
39 Likes #10
mudds
Any benefits to running this OS over android in a home setup? Could be tempted.

You can run Windows applications, so only if there's any specific Windows programs you might want to run that aren't on Android. Personally I avoid Windows for any media serving and use Linux, I also avoid Android as well as I personally think it's one of the worst bodged operating systems in existence.

I do use a Samsung S6 which runs Android as I don't like Windows phone or iOS, urghh why I am even saying this no one cares :)
1 Like #11
What is this thing doing is it like Amazon stick with Windows ?
4 Likes #12
Computer scientists would have killed for this sort of performance just 20 years ago. It always boggles my mind when I see computers like this on a stick.
1 Like #13
how would this be for streaming websites and kodi ?
1 Like #14
ciaranmcw92
how would this be for streaming websites and kodi ?
I currently use a lower spec Linx tablet and that works fine with both.
1 Like #15
bas75
What is this thing doing is it like Amazon stick with Windows ?
Plug into a monitor/tv with HDMI and you have a PC running Win 10. Great for web and simple tasks etc.
2 Likes #16
Any good for emulation - NES, SNES, C64?
1 Like #17
bas75
What is this thing doing is it like Amazon stick with Windows ?

This is one of those "if you don't know what it is, you probably don't need one" moments. It's a portable PC. You could use it like an Amazon Fire Stick. But I wouldn't recommend it. There's better solutions on the market now than a full-blown PC.

This is a techie toy really. Useful if you want/need to carry a PC around with you (plug in to a monitor/TV, use smartphone for mouse/keyboard). Of limited use otherwise.
#18
diddydavro
I think TopCashback gives 2.02% for BT Shop purchases.


How much do you get from £56.99 if you get 2% cashback
1 Like #19
Is that a trick question? £56.99 * 0.02 = £1.14.
But as someone said, you might not get the cashback if you use a discount not approved by TCB.
#20
Probably going to sound stupid but this wouldn't run Microsoft office word or PowerPoint? Also as previously asked could I use this instead of a raspberry pi for emulating the older concours I.e. Snes
#21
CheapMan23
Probably going to sound stupid but this wouldn't run Microsoft office word or PowerPoint? Also as previously asked could I use this instead of a raspberry pi for emulating the older concours I.e. Snes
Yes it will. It is a Windows PC!!
#22
I had one of these. Returned it because the wifi was awful.
1 Like #23
doodah7
CheapMan23
Probably going to sound stupid but this wouldn't run Microsoft office word or PowerPoint? Also as previously asked could I use this instead of a raspberry pi for emulating the older concours I.e. Snes
Yes it will. It is a Windows PC!!


Yes it will but at snail speed. Because it's a crap Intel Atom cpu with only 2gb ram.
1 Like #24
It's an Intel Atom processor PC with 32GB storage and 2GB RAM.

That's basically it. It has zero difference to buying a full size PC with the same specifications (except fewer USB/etc ports).

It can do anything and everything that a regular Intel Atom Windows PC can do, given the storage and RAM constraints (but you can attach more storage, just like with a regular PC).
#25
juniper
Is that a trick question? £56.99 * 0.02 = £1.14.
But as someone said, you might not get the cashback if you use a discount not approved by TCB.

Probably even less as cashback is normally on the ex. VAT amount.
#26
I've had one for a year or more, paid about £120 for it and I use it in the bedroom. It runs kodi fine and as good as a fire stick but its good being able to use it to surf the web using my chrome browser as I would on a desktop PC, also handy to look at the odd word or excel file from the bedroom.

The wifi is a bit flakey but mine is right next to the router so I dont have that issue and the only other down side is the single USB port, I have a dongle for a wireless mouse plugged in which I prefer to a remote like the fire stick. I did try a USB 4 port expansion with an RJ45 socket but the mouse sometimes failed to bring the PC out of sleep when using this, also the mouse became un-responsive when web pages were downloading, must be a bottleneck.

Overall for £50 or £60 its great as a bedroom type PC which gives a bit more scope than a fire stick.
#27
Bay trail long in the tooth, even the cherry trail platform would have been replaced by now if the replacement hadn't been cancelled. If using just for Kodi and media playback then an android device would be better IMO.

Edited By: jaydeeuk1 on Aug 08, 2016 19:55
1 Like #28
SFconvert
Whilst these do look pretty nifty, I do wonder that the point of these really is when you can get windows tablet of similar spec for this sort of price, which you can just connect up to a TV or monitor to achieve the same result. It's effectively hi just a very titchy desktop PC, and hardly anyone uses them these days do they?

And, how would you connect your tablet to the TV ? Via a long HDMI cable across the middle of your living room ?
1 Like #29
I currently have this plugged into my Samsung TV.
It has a quad-core Intel Atom processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM and 32GB storage ( with a MicroSD card slot for additional storage ), 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, 1 x USB port.

You plug it to the HDMI port of the TV and it needs to be powered by mains. Mine came with Windows 8.1. I have plugged a bluetooth mouse and can do all sorts of things from the comfort of my sofa. If I had a Logitech keyboard+mouse combo, I would have been able to do more.

I primarily use it for watching foreign channels not broadcast here such as HBO or AXN.
2 Likes #30
argosextra
diddydavro
I think TopCashback gives 2.02% for BT Shop purchases.


How much do you get from £56.99 if you get 2% cashback


Seriously ??????
3 Likes #31
stevelo1973
argosextra
diddydavro
I think TopCashback gives 2.02% for BT Shop purchases.
How much do you get from £56.99 if you get 2% cashback
Seriously ??????

lol

its about half innit ?
1 Like #32
sam_of_london
doodah7
CheapMan23
Probably going to sound stupid but this wouldn't run Microsoft office word or PowerPoint? Also as previously asked could I use this instead of a raspberry pi for emulating the older concours I.e. Snes
Yes it will. It is a Windows PC!!
Yes it will but at snail speed. Because it's a crap Intel Atom cpu with only 2gb ram.

Yawn. It will be fine, it's a Bay Trail quad-core Atom, the days of Atoms being absolutely useless are long gone. These are plenty fast enough and fine for basic productivity work, web browsing, emulation of older consoles, video streaming, etc. can't think of anything 'without normal scope' that people would want to do that this couldn't.

I imagine the reason it's cheap is this is a 3-year old chip now, we're on Cherry Trail and even that's been out a while but there hasn't really been any speed improvements, just better graphics and efficiency.
#33
how do you connect keyboard/mouse is it bluetooth or usb or what
usb hub maybe??

Edited By: madmax666 on Aug 08, 2016 21:35
9 Likes #34
Sorry, but these were terrible for when they were on clearance st £40, and are just as bad at £50.

On paper the specs are fine, however they have a fundamental design flaw that means that the performance falls off a cliff when you try and use wifi and Bluetooth together. It is due to the shared chip they use which isn't up to the task of using the BT and wifi chip together. They then also start to overheat which cases further problems. This means that using it as a computer is effectively a no no, unless you also add a USB wifi adaptor yourself which kind of ruins the form factor and takes up the USB port.

So, ask yourself why you want one. It WILL cope with kodi and a Bluetooth remote - but it's an expensive way to do that and you will do much better with an android device. It will also just about function as a Windows atom pc - but you can get a Linx Windows tablet for less money that does exactly that, but without the wifi/BT problem mentioned above. That would also give you a second screen etc as another benefit.

I bought one myself as I thought it was a cool idea but I returned it quickly. I really hope Intel come out with a V2 as it really is a great concept - but sadly this first generation is just poorly designed and is not fit for purpose.

Seriously, don't bother - or if you do buy it from Amazon so you can return is without any hassle.

Edit: seen the tablet idea mentioned and po pood above - remember the compute stick requires a power supply anyway and you don't need a long hdmi, a short one will do for most people..I have one plugged into my AV receiver so it's out of the way (using a dell venue 8 pro) and it's great :). Even works for a fair few games on steam - copes with portal/2, civ5 and most of the indie games just fine. I love the atom chips and devices, it's just a shame they screwed this particular one up so much.

Edited By: Spud211 on Aug 08, 2016 22:00
3 Likes #35
Spud211
Sorry, but these were terrible for when they were on clearance st £40, and are just as bad at £50.
On paper the specs are fine, however they have a fundamental design flaw that means that the performance falls off a cliff when you try and use wifi and Bluetooth together. It is due to the shared chip they use which isn't up to the task of using the BT and wifi chip together. They then also start to overheat which cases further problems. This means that using it as a computer is effectively a no no, unless you also add a USB wifi adaptor yourself which kind of ruins the form factor and takes up the USB port.
So, ask yourself why you want one. It WILL cope with kodi and a Bluetooth remote - but it's an expensive way to do that and you will do much better with an android device. It will also just about function as a Windows atom pic - but you can get a Linx Windows tablet for less money that does exactly that, but without the wifi/BT problem mentioned above. That would also give you a second screen etc as another benefit.
I bought one myself as I thought it was a cool idea but I returned it quickly. I really hope Intel come out with a V2 as it really is a great concept - but sadly this first generation is just poorly designed and is not fit for purpose.
Seriously, don't bother - or if you do buy it from Amazon so you can return is without any hassle.
There is a V2 - and as this review claims, it now actually works

Edited By: GNKelly07 on Aug 08, 2016 21:58
1 Like #36
There is a V2.. It's the 2016 version
2 Likes #37
sam_of_london
doodah7
CheapMan23
Probably going to sound stupid but this wouldn't run Microsoft office word or PowerPoint? Also as previously asked could I use this instead of a raspberry pi for emulating the older concours I.e. Snes
Yes it will. It is a Windows PC!!
Yes it will but at snail speed. Because it's a crap Intel Atom cpu with only 2gb ram.

It's Word and Excel not Crysis that the question was about. This computer will run Office perfectly fine!!
#38
zworld
SFconvert
Whilst these do look pretty nifty, I do wonder that the point of these really is when you can get windows tablet of similar spec for this sort of price, which you can just connect up to a TV or monitor to achieve the same result. It's effectively hi just a very titchy desktop PC, and hardly anyone uses them these days do they?
And, how would you connect your tablet to the TV ? Via a long HDMI cable across the middle of your living room ?
You could use a short hdmi cable and put the tablet behind the TV (the same way this would plug in to a tv, surely). Then use a wireless keyboard and mouse (the same way you would with this Compute stick). Surely this is pretty much the same thing, but a tablet has the added advantage of being usable in its own right once unplugged. But I'm no expert.
1 Like #39
GNKelly07
There is a V2 - and as this review claims, it now actually works

Thanks! I had missed this :)
1 Like #40
Spud211
Sorry, but these were terrible for when they were on clearance st £40, and are just as bad at £50.
On paper the specs are fine, however they have a fundamental design flaw that means that the performance falls off a cliff when you try and use wifi and Bluetooth together. It is due to the shared chip they use which isn't up to the task of using the BT and wifi chip together. They then also start to overheat which cases further problems. This means that using it as a computer is effectively a no no, unless you also add a USB wifi adaptor yourself which kind of ruins the form factor and takes up the USB port.
So, ask yourself why you want one. It WILL cope with kodi and a Bluetooth remote - but it's an expensive way to do that and you will do much better with an android device. It will also just about function as a Windows atom pc - but you can get a Linx Windows tablet for less money that does exactly that, but without the wifi/BT problem mentioned above. That would also give you a second screen etc as another benefit.
I bought one myself as I thought it was a cool idea but I returned it quickly. I really hope Intel come out with a V2 as it really is a great concept - but sadly this first generation is just poorly designed and is not fit for purpose.
Seriously, don't bother - or if you do buy it from Amazon so you can return is without any hassle.
Edit: seen the tablet idea mentioned and po pood above - remember the compute stick requires a power supply anyway and you don't need a long hdmi, a short one will do for most people..I have one plugged into my AV receiver so it's out of the way (using a dell venue 8 pro) and it's great :). Even works for a fair few games on steam - copes with portal/2, civ5 and most of the indie games just fine. I love the atom chips and devices, it's just a shame they screwed this particular one up so much.
What about running Acestream? Seems that only Windows has working Acestream software.

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