Canonical reveals Intel Compute Stick in Ubuntu version

Canonical has unveiled the Intel Compute Stick that will now be available in a Ubuntu version. For the first time an Intel Compute Stick will be available for sale in a Ubuntu version.
 
We’ve already seen the release of ideacentre Stick 300 by Lenovo and Pen Stick PC by ASUS last month. Now, Canonical has developed an Ubuntu flavored version of the the Intel Compute Stick. It is an HDMI dongle for getting a PC-like experience by plugging into a TV or monitor. Through this users can stream media, play games, and work.
 
Jane Silber, CEO of Canonical said:
 
“Consumers are looking for a more personal, flexible and cost-effective computing experience, and also looking for a choice of OS. It’s great to see Ubuntu becomes part of the Compute Stick family. This is another example of how we’re working with Intel to bring a wide range of devices to market to give as many people as possible the chance to discover Ubuntu.”
 
Intel Compute Stick 
Image Source: insights.ubuntu.com
 
It has the following specifications:
  • 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS pre-installed.
  • Powered with an Intel Atom 1.3Ghz quad-core processor.
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB of on-board storage.
  • microSD slot.
It is priced around $110 and will be available from Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg.com. The Windows version is costlier than the Ubuntu version, maybe because the Windows version has a somewhat better hardware.
 
It is expected to release this week, but the exact date of release is not yet revealed.