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    Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    Measures 95 x 55 x 5mm, to be exact. Can spec a 7th gen Core vPro processor.
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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    And, like the Intel compute Stick 2015, WiFi speeds will be abyssmal and the WiFi chipset will continue to be at conflict with the Bluetooth chipset.

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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    <Sarcasm> Oh look, a Kaby Lake powered fridge, just what I needed </sarcasm>

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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    It's like a Raspberry Pi Compute Module that completely misses the point. Well done Intel.

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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    http://arstechnica.co.uk/gadgets/201...n-your-wallet/

    Intel hasn't given us specific information about the specs and speeds of its first Compute Cards, but you can expect the fastest ones to approach the performance of high-end fanless laptops like Apple's MacBooks. Intel told us that processors with a TDP of up to 6W could fit inside the Compute Cards, which covers both low-power Atom chips like those that powered early versions of Intel's Compute Stick to full Core M and Y-series Core i5 and i7 CPUs like the ones you find in laptops.
    I think it is pretty nifty they have managed this,but it does seem more like a solution looking for a problem!!

    Edit!!

    I wonder if this could be integrated into a keyboard??

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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    but...it looks cool! NAS?...

    As for price...

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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I wonder if this could be integrated into a keyboard??
    I presume you could plug it into a netbook shell. It still comes down to cost, modularity always costs more.

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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    Tape a screen to one side & a battery to the other and you'll almost have a smartphone

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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    Tape a screen to one side & a battery to the other and you'll almost have a smartphone
    As long as it's duct tape

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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I think it is pretty nifty they have managed this,but it does seem more like a solution looking for a problem!!
    anyone see this thread? http://hexus.net/tech/news/systems/9...-joining-fray/

    For that to take off it needs way more miniaturisation. Could be the problem needing solving.

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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    anyone see this thread? http://hexus.net/tech/news/systems/9...-joining-fray/

    For that to take off it needs way more miniaturisation. Could be the problem needing solving.
    Gigabit line of sight wireless networking should make wireless VR headsets much easier to make than backpack PCs with enough grunt for decent rendering. Even if you think the backpack PC is the way forward, the problem there is you need a 150W gpu to push enough pixels around.

    In terms of a portable compute module, I already have a phone which can do that role thanks to bluetooth keyboard/mouse and a display over wifi/hdmi.

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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    I could imagine this being quite useful in a corporate environment.. pop it out of the dock at work, take the tiny card home, pop it in your dock there, and you're working at home with the same PC set-up as you use at work. Saves a whole bunch of staff from lugging around a laptop they don't really need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattc View Post
    I could imagine this being quite useful in a corporate environment.. pop it out of the dock at work, take the tiny card home, pop it in your dock there, and you're working at home with the same PC set-up as you use at work. Saves a whole bunch of staff from lugging around a laptop they don't really need.
    The likes of Citrix means people can work from home in a corporate environment over the Internet without having to carry *anything*. That doesn't work as well for road warriors who need to carry a screen, so they will need a laptop anyway.

    That form factor really looks too similar to a phone, just without the battery and touchscreen.

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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    All I want is a phone with windows and an Intel instruction set where I can run our companies crappy VPN and client software so I can code on my VM from anywhere. That's the dream, no laptop required!

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    Re: Intel unveils 'credit card-sized' computer

    Quote Originally Posted by mattc View Post
    I could imagine this being quite useful in a corporate environment.. pop it out of the dock at work, take the tiny card home, pop it in your dock there, and you're working at home with the same PC set-up as you use at work. Saves a whole bunch of staff from lugging around a laptop they don't really need.
    You'd need staff to have a suitable dock at home, which means a large chunk of corporate IT that is kept in employee's homes - I can't see that going down well.

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