Canonical has just announced that an Ubuntu version of the Intel Compute Stick, on sale this coming week and priced around $110. The Intel Compute Stick is a small HDMI dongle that you plug into a TV or monitor and provides a full PC experience. It’s a great idea as something falling between a Chromecast device and a full media centre…
The new version of the stick will come with the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed, and has an Intel Atom 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. There’s also a microSD card slot for more storage should you need it.
It’s not the first time that we’ve seen the Intel Compute Stick however, but it’s the first time that an Ubuntu version has been offered. The Windows version, which has slightly better hardware, costs more at $150.
The Ubuntu version will reportedly be available from companies such as Amazon, but so far there’s no word yet on which day in the coming week it’ll be available so check Amazon for updates over the next few days.