One year ago, Intel’s $US150 ($214) Windows PC dongle launched amid much happiness and optimism about easy living-room computing. Then we tried it, and it sucked. But with new years come new processors, and possibly a gadget you might want to buy.
Cramming a full Windows PC inside of a cheap, $150 HDMI dongle sounds like a great idea — but Intel’s first attempt really fell flat. The Intel Compute Stick was underpowered, frustrating, and failed to live up to the hype. It wasn’t good enough to be a do-everything PC that fits in your pocket. No…