The Intel Compute Stick has finally arrived in Singapore. With collaboration with StarHub, customers who sign up to StarHub’s 1Gbps Fibre Home Broadband service or other select broadband subscription plans will receive an Intel Compute Stick at no additional cost (usual price: S$229).
For those who are unsure what is a Compute Stick, it is a low-cost, pocket-sized computer that can transform any HDMI display into a fully functional PC capable of working with full productivity suites, playing music and movies, and even running some of the most popular games. More information in the Press Release.
Intel® partners StarHub to launch Compute Stick in Singapore
World’s first Compute Stick telco bundle available in Singapore from May 29
- New Intel Compute Stick brings pocket-sized PC performance and functionality to Singapore through an exclusive collaboration with StarHub.
- Customers who sign up to StarHub’s 1Gbps Fibre Home Broadband service or other select broadband subscription plans will receive an Intel Compute Stick at no additional cost.
- The bundle will be available from May 29, 2015.
- StarHub is the first telco in the world to offer the Intel Compute Stick together with broadband services.
SINGAPORE, May 29, 2015 – Intel Singapore today announced a collaboration with StarHub to offer the new Intel Compute Stick as a bundle with the telco’s 1Gbps Fibre Home Broadband service, and other select broadband or HomeHub subscription plans. StarHub is the first telco in the world to offer the Intel Compute Stick together with broadband subscriptions.
From May 29, 2015, customers who sign up to selected StarHub broadband plans at any StarHub Shop, authorised dealer or at StarHub roadshow will receive an Intel Compute Stick at no additional cost (usual price: S$229).
The Intel Compute Stick is a low-cost, pocket-sized computer that can transform any HDMI display into a fully functional PC capable of working with full productivity suites, playing music and movies, and even running some of the most popular games. The device also offers unique benefits to businesses, such as driving digital signage or enabling thin clients with ease.
Based on a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor running Windows 8.1 with Bing, the Intel Compute Stick has the right blend of performance, cost, and size to usher in a new computing paradigm, whether the user is in the living room or the conference room. With 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, the Intel Compute Stick has the power to stream media and edit photos, yet remains small enough to add intelligence to a wide range of external displays.
It supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, and comes with a micro SD card slot for expandable memory, micro USB power supply port and Bluetooth 4.0 for keyboard and mouse. Its innovative form factor also includes a full-sized USB 2.0 port, which allows the Intel Compute Stick to further connect to a variety of peripherals, including external hard drives, printers, and more.
“More and more Singapore households are connecting to the Nationwide Broadband Network, leading to higher expectations in home entertainment and productivity,” said Ms Wang Li-Na, Head of Marketing, StarHub. “StarHub’s collaboration with Intel to provide the Compute Stick will open up a whole new world of entertainment for our customers, enabling them to take full advantage of StarHub’s reliable broadband and TV experiences.”
Mr Sumner Lemon, country manager for Intel Singapore and Malaysia, said, “A new generation of connected consumers and businesses are demanding technology that works on their terms. Together with StarHub’s broadband services, the Intel Compute Stick promises to transform how users work and play, maximizing their mobility potential, making new connected experiences possible, and setting a new standard for stick computing devices.”
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s computing devices. As a leader in corporate responsibility and sustainability, Intel also manufactures the world’s first commercially available “conflict-free” microprocessors. Additional information about Intel is available at newsroom.intel.com and blogs.intel.com, and about Intel’s conflict-free efforts at conflictfree.intel.com.
StarHub is Singapore’s fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G and 2G services. It also manages an islandwide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans, as well as commercial and residential IPTV services.
Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore’s most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in ‘hubbing’ – the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index.