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Intel Compute Stick priced after firm unveils wearable chip

The mini PC features an Atom processor
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Intel has revealed its Compute Stick, an Atom powered mini PC, at CES this year.

The stick is an HDMI dongle that connects to a monitor to deliver a fully functional PC, which houses a quad-core Baytrail Atom processor.

It also comes equipped with 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a micro-USB slot for additional storage.

The Windows version will cost $149, and an 8GB Linux version is priced at $89. Both will arrive in March.

Intel also unveiled the Intel Curie, a wearable chip which contains a Quark system on a chip (SoC). 

It features a motion sensor, Bluetooth radio, 384KB flash memory, 80KB SRAM and battery charging capabilities.

This news comes after Intel revealed plans that it will spend $300 million to diversify its workforce.

The firm plans to tackle the issue on the lack of diversity within technology with its new program.

Read all of PCR’s CES 2015 news coverage here.

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Intel's CEO Brian Krzanich holding the Curie at CES

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