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Intel Compute Stick mini PC expected to launch in April

Plus, two new processors are due to arrive in Q2
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New reports suggest the Intel Compute Stick mini PC is set to arrive in the UK in late April/early May.

The higher spec Windows PC on a stick is said to feature 32GB storage, 2GB RAM, a quad-core Intel Atom processor, SD-card input, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4, and will have a price tag of around £180, reports Hexus.

The Linus version will apparently come with 8GB storage and 1GB RAM, and will be priced at around £88.

In comparison, Hannspree is charging under £130 for its PC on a stick (See here for an insight into the ongoing battle of the mini PCs)

Alongside this, a leak also shows that two new Intel processors are expected to launch in Q2 this year.

Intel is apparently planning to launch the Core i7-5775C and Core i5-5675C processors based on the 14nm Broadwell architecture in second quarter of 2015.

The Intel Core i7-5775C Processor is a flagship product, which is due to come with a core clock of 3.3GHz and 3.7GHz turbo frequency. It is a quad-core model that has hyper threading enabled and features 6MB of L3 cache, 1600MHz DDR3 memory and a thermal design power (TDP) of 65W.

The other expected processor is the Intel Core i7-5675C, a quad-core model that has no hayper threading support, and has slightly lower specs that its counterpart with 31GHz base and 3.6GHz turbo frequency, 4MB of L3 cache, DDR3 1600MHz memory support and 65W TDP.

Both new chips are said to boast Iris Pro 6200 graphics. This is a Broadwell GT3e model that features 48 execution units, 64MB of eDram cache plus 128-bit memory interface.

In other news, Intel recently slashed $1 billion from its revenue forecast following a drop in demand for desktops, however had its spirits boosted two weeks ago when the company was awarded PCR’s top Grand Prix award at the PCR Awards 2015. 

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