Smartphones are computers in our pockets already, but Intel’s new compute card turns a real PC into something you can take with you wherever you go. Equipped with a range of processor options, including an ultra-efficient Celeron and notebook-class Core i5s, this panel that looks like a USB backup battery is attracting interest from Intel’s OEM partners who are hoping for it. use for everything from smart signage to modular notebooks.
The Intel compute card, which was initially unveiled at CES earlier this year, will be offered in a range of configurations revealed at Computex today, including up to 4GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage, as well as an integrated wireless AC 8265 network and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. Intel also today announced the availability of the Compute Board Device Design Kit, which will allow OEM partners to create devices that work with the modular compute core.
Already, partners such as LG Display, Sharp, Dell, HP and Lenovo are working on accessory solutions for Compute Card. , HDMI and Ethernet connectivity, which becomes a full-fledged computer when you insert the computer card.
You can imagine how solutions like this could work with similar laptop style cases or even home theater equipment to create a PC-based computing experience that both remains suitable for you, but also becomes flexible for various uses. different.