What are the best small computers?

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    #1Intel Compute Stick CS325

    Intel Compute Stick CS325

    The Intel Compute Stick CS325 is a mini stick computer by Intel that features the powerful Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor, the Intel HD graphics, 4Gb of DDR3 RAM and 64 GB of eMMC internal storage, plus Windows 10 pre-loaded. 

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    Margaret Larson
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Intel Compute Stick CS325 is a fantastic compact computer. This machine has plenty of processing and graphics power as well as 4GB RAM plus Windows 10. It does everything I need when working away from the office. "
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    #2Intel Compute Stick CS525

    Intel Compute Stick CS525

    Intel Compute Stick CS525 is a microcomputer manufactured by Intel. It has an Intel Core m5-6Y57 processor along with an Intel HD graphics capability. It is also equipped with 4GB of RAM alongside 64GB of memory capacity.

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    Gary Weaver
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The Compute Stick is a wonderful small computer. It does everything that a large computer does. It is small and can fit in most spots. T is a great solution to needing a small computer."
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    #3Intel Compute Stick CS125

    Intel Compute Stick CS125

    The Intel Compute Stick CS125 is a mini PC stick that works connected to your monitor thanks to an HDMI port. It features the Intel Atom x5-Z8300 Quad-Core, 2Gb of DDR3L RAM and 32 Gb of Onboard eMMC Flash Storage. 

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    Ashley Boyd
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "I purchased this new Compute Stick hoping that it would fit my rather particular needs. I wanted something that I could easily place behind a wall mounted TV that would allow me to do some very light web browsing and, more importantly, stream Xbox One games from my console that I had on the second floor. Let me say that it fills those needs spectacularly. I was able to plug in a Logitech unifying nano receiver for a K400 and the Xbox One wireless receiver without too much worry. I did need to use a small extension for the Xbox receiver, as the USB plugs are close together, and they wouldn't both fit as the Xbox receiver is kind of bulky."
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    #4Intel Compute Stick BLKSTK2M364CC

    Intel Compute Stick BLKSTK2M364CC

    The Intel BLKSTK2M364CC Compute Stick is a micro-computer stick that runs on a 2.2 GHz Intel Core m3-6Y30 Processor and has 4 GB of RAM as well as a 64 GB Hard Drive. It can easily be connected to any compatible monitor for fast and convenient use.

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    Lin Ma
    Written on May 14, 2018
    " Intel Compute Stick BLKSTK2M364CC is a good small computer. it is a micro-computer stick that runs on a 2.2 GHz Intel Core m3-6Y30 Processor and has 4 GB of RAM as well as a 64 GB Hard Drive. It can easily be connected to any compatible monitor for fast and convenient use."
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    #5Lenovo Ideacentre N5902

    Lenovo Ideacentre N5902

    Lenovo Ideacentre N5902 is a microcomputer manufactured by Lenovo. It has an Intel Atom 1.33 GHz processor and 2 GB RAM. It is also equipped with a 32 GB storage capacity as well as a Windows 10 operating system for a more advance experience.

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    Virginia Piña
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "It doesn't have the newest hardware and could use more memory for sure but it's still a decent computer. I like that it doesn't take up much space."
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    #6Intel Compute Stick BOXSTCK1A8LFC

    Intel Compute Stick BOXSTCK1A8LFC

    The Intel STCK1A8LFC is a mini-PC sticker that features the Intel Atom Quad-Core Processor Z3735F at 1.33GHz of speed, 2 USB ports and pre-loaded Windows 10 Home. 

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    Mary Weber
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This Intel Compute Stick gives you exactly what you'd expect from a tiny low-spec machine for $39. 1.33 GHz processor, 1024 MB RAM, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 micro-SD slot, short HDMI extender, and micro-USB to USB cable with USB wall charger. With only one USB port, a cheap USB hub is recommended. Requires a little configuring once Ubuntu boots. Tips to make the most of this purchase for new Linux users like myself: -Adjust to the correct resolution in the sidebar: System Settings > Displays -Do NOT use the Software Updater. Instead, Ctrl+Alt+T to open Terminal, "sudo apt-get update", "sudo apt-get upgrade", "sudo apt-get autoremove", and "sudo reboot". -If you cannot mount a micro-SD, use "sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse exfat-utils". -If you need a fresh build, hit F10 before Ubuntu starts and boot into the recovery tool."
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    #7Acer Chromebox C3205U

    Acer Chromebox C3205U
    Acer introduces its new Chromebox, a desktop equivalent to its Chromebook delivering a cloud-centric PC for casual users. This small form factor PC brings the fast and secured Chrome OS into a small form-factor desktop giving you the freedom to choose how you want to connect. Whether it is a big screen TV or any size monitor, you can safely access the web and your favorite Google Chrome apps.
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    Juan Antonio Gálvez
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "The Acer Chromebox C3205U is a decent small computer. It is a good computer for the cost but can't compare with the more expensive, powerful models. I bought this for my son to use and he loves it. It has decent battery life, works cleanly, and hasn't had any issues yet. For the price, it's worth the buy."
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    #8ASUS CHROMEBOX-M004U

    ASUS CHROMEBOX-M004U

    Asus Chromebox M004U is a desktop computer equipped with a 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955U processor. It has a GB DDR3 RAM, GB solid-state hard-disk drive, and an Intel HD graphics. (Currently Unavailable).

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    Ruth Taylor
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I had been looking to find a replacement for my old laptop computer, and after having done a bit of research, I decided to try the Asus Chromebox. I am glad I did, as this computer definitely ticked all the boxes in terms of what I was looking for in a laptop. It was very intuitive and user friendly, which is definitely a plus since I don't consider myself a particularly tech-savvy person! It works at a high speed and allows me to browse the internet quickly and efficiently, a great benefit for someone who spends a good deal of time surfing the web. It offers plenty of storage space and I really love the fact that it has such a small footprint. It might not be a top of the line computer with more advanced capabilities, but for what I needed, the Chromebox definitely fit the bill."

Summary

Best What are the best small computers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Intel Compute Stick CS325Electronics 9 Paid
2Intel Compute Stick CS525 Electronics 6 Paid
3Intel Compute Stick CS125Electronics 5 Paid
4Intel Compute Stick BLKSTK2M364CC Electronics 4 Paid
5Lenovo Ideacentre N5902Electronics 1 Paid
6Intel Compute Stick BOXSTCK1A8LFCElectronics 1 Paid
7Acer Chromebox C3205UElectronics 0 Paid
8ASUS CHROMEBOX-M004UElectronics 0 Paid
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