We dug the original Intel Compute Stick, but it wasn’t without its issues. Last year’s model featured dated 802.11n wireless connectivity built in and had only a single USB port, which meant using a hub and / or dongles, should you want to connect multiple peripherals to the device or boost its wireless capabilities. Intel seems to have listened to the initial feedback on the first-gen Compute Stick, however, and recently launched a new model that addresses the shortcomings many took issue with in the original, and incorporated some newer technologies too.
Here we present to you the latest Intel Compute Stick for consumer applications, model STK1AW32SC. This new Compute Stick for 2016 features Intel’s newer Cherry Trail Atom platform, with 802.11ac WiFi, and USB 3.0. There’s still 2GB of RAM in the device, along with 32GB of storage, but Windows 10 Home now comes pre-installed...