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The CRN Test Center's 2015 Products Of The Year

Tom Spring

PC STICK

WINNER: INTEL COMPUTE STICK

With Intel's Compute Stick, less is more, as the adage goes. The tiny device is essentially an oversized USB drive that doubles as a tiny lowpowered Windows 8.1 PC. It can turn any HDTV or monitor into a bare-bones PC for a staggeringly low price of just less than $150. For consumers, the Intel Compute Stick is part novelty and part ultimate streaming media tool. But what makes the Intel Compute Stick a game-changer isn't its consumer appeal. Rather, the Intel Compute Stick's biggest potential is catching fire as a digital signage tool, powering a digital classroom, or being used as a point-of-sale device or information kiosk.

 
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