Intel, in a bid to promote desktop CPU platforms, has divided the whole market into six segments in terms of market positioning and price: Enthusiast Tower catering to demand for gaming, video/audio content and high performance, Mainstream appealing by high performance-price ratios, all-in-one (AIO) PCs, Mini PCs (NUC), Portable AIO PCs and Compute Sticks. Mini PCs will support both Windows and Chrome OS, and the other five only Windows 8.1/10, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.
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