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Mele PCG-01: A Better Compute Stick than Intel’s

The Mele PCG-01 also known as the Fanless Intel Compute Stick Mele Pcg01 Quad Core Mini Pc Atom Z3735f 2gb Ddr3 32gb Emmc Hdmi 1.4 Wifi Bluetooth 4.0 Windows 8.1, Is the correct way Intel should of made their Compute Stick. Intel’s Compute stick uses a tiny built in fan that makes a high pitch noise while running at full speed. The guys in China behind the Mele PCG-01 have taken the Intel Compute Stick and made it a lot better. Here are a few of the major changes that the Mele PCG-01 features over the Intel version. The Mele PCG-01 uses the same Atom Z3735F processor as the Intel Compute Stick, however Mele selected to utilize a copper heatsink and heat conducting silicone to keep…

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Best Accessories for the Intel Compute Stick

Here is a list of some of the best accessories for your Intel Compute Stick: USB to Ethernet adapter – The built in Wifi chip on the Intel compute stick is not the greatest and Intel acknowledges that as well. It is always better to have a dedicated wired connection if possible so you don’t have any drop outs in your internet connection. [Check out our recommended one on Amazon – Cable Matters® USB 2.0 to 10/100 Fast Ethernet Network Adapter in Black] 4 port USB hub – If you are going to be plugging a lot of devices into your compute stick you will need a USB hub due to the fact that the Intel Compute Stick only has 1 available USB port. [Check…

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Top 10 Uses for the Intel Compute Stick

Here is a list of the top ten ways that you can use the Intel Compute Stick with Windows, or any of the other Compute Sticks that run Linux or Android. These are in no particular order, due to the fact that everyone could rank them different based on their needs. Install Kodi for a Home Theater PC (HTPC): Once you install Kodi (formally known as Xbox Media Center or XBMC) you open up limitless possibilities in what you can achieve to watch and stream content from anywhere. In another article I will go over some of the features of KODI on the Intel Compute Stick. I will say that the Intel Compute Stick runs Kodi perfectly  with no hiccups. Travel device: This is a…

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[Video] Intel Compute Stick Bios walk through

Here is a quick run through of the Bios that is on the Intel Compute Stick. Please remember that this is a pre-production engineering sample of the Intel Compute stick so some things may change in the final version. Overall it is a pretty basic Intel bios, where you can turn on and off features. I did set the setting for performance as that was not on by default. The only thing I have noticed is that you can hear the fan(s) spin up when you are doing intensive tasks like watching a 1080p video.

[Video] Unboxing of the Intel Compute Stick

Here is a little video that I made of the Intel Compute Stick unboxing. Please note that this is the pre-production engineering sample, but it will most likely be exactly the same as the final retail version.

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