Best Compute Stick | Expert's Reviews

Truly finding the compute stick is only effective if you can get your hands on some options, which is exactly what we did.

After researching many products, we shaved the list down to the top 10 options today by researching design, capability, durability, features, price, and overall build quality.

We researched hours on these products and compared them to one another to see which one is the best for every need. Read this compute stick article with an extensive buying guide if you're interested in buying or learning about these compute stick.

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1 Intel PC Stick 8GB RAM 128GB ROM with Intel Atom Z8350 & Windows 10 Pro Mini Computer Stick Support 4K HD,Dual Band WiFi 2.4G/5G, Bluetooth 4.2, Support Auto-on After Power Failure, AIOEXPC

Intel PC Stick 8GB RAM 128GB ROM with Intel Atom Z8350 & Windows 10 Pro Mini Computer Stick Support...

9.5
2 MeLE PCG02 Fanless Mini PC Stick Windows 11 Pro Celeron J4125 8GB 128GB Micro Desktop Computer Stick Support HDMI 4K 60Hz Wi-Fi Ethernet Work on Business Office Industrial IOT Media Video

MeLE PCG02 Fanless Mini PC Stick Windows 11 Pro Celeron J4125 8GB 128GB Micro Desktop Computer Stick...

9.6
3 Mini PC Stick Pocket PC with Intel Atom Z8350 & Windows 10 Pro 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Support Auto-On After Power Failure,Support 4K HD,Dual Band WiFi 2.4G/5G, BT 4.2 AKLWY

Mini PC Stick Pocket PC with Intel Atom Z8350 & Windows 10 Pro 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Support Auto-On...

9.5
4 [Lightweight] Fanless Mini PC Stick - Equip with Intel Atom X5-Z8350 (8GB DDR3L, 128GB eMMC) with Windows 10 Pro, Small Form Portable Computer Stick Supports 128GB TF Card, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi

[Lightweight] Fanless Mini PC Stick - Equip with Intel Atom X5-Z8350 (8GB DDR3L, 128GB eMMC) with...

9.8
5 Mini PC, Mini PC Stick 8GB RAM 128G ROM Ιntel Atom X5-Z8350 Mini Computer Stick Windows 10 Pro PC Stick 4K HDMI 2.4G / 5G WiFi Bluetooth 4.2 Auto Power On Business Office Home Theater

Mini PC, Mini PC Stick 8GB RAM 128G ROM Ιntel Atom X5-Z8350 Mini Computer Stick Windows 10 Pro PC...

9.4
6 Intel NCSM2450.DK1 Movidius Neural Compute Stick

Intel NCSM2450.DK1 Movidius Neural Compute Stick

9.8
7 MeLE PCG02 Fanless Mini PC Stick Computer J4125 8GB 128GB Windows 11 Pro 4K HDMI Portable Businiess Compute Stick for Media Industry IoT Office, Support Win10 PXE Bluetooth WiFi Gigabit Ethernet

MeLE PCG02 Fanless Mini PC Stick Computer J4125 8GB 128GB Windows 11 Pro 4K HDMI Portable Businiess...

9.8
8 Mini PC Stick Windows 10 Home 4GB Ram 64GB eMMC, Built-in 3.0MP Camera, Intel Cherry Trail Quad Core X5 Z8350, Intel HD Graphic Gen8 Mini Computer Desktop Build-in WiFi Cooling Fan Bluetooth 4.0

Mini PC Stick Windows 10 Home 4GB Ram 64GB eMMC, Built-in 3.0MP Camera, Intel Cherry Trail Quad Core...

9.8
9 Intel Compute Stick Stk2m364cc, Core M3 4gb/64gb W/O Os

Intel Compute Stick Stk2m364cc, Core M3 4gb/64gb W/O Os

9.2
10 Fanless Mini PC, Intel Atom Z8350 Compute Stick Windows 10 Operate System, 2GB DDR 32GB eMMC, Support 4K HD, 3D, 2.4G/5.0G WiFi,Bluetooth, 2 USB Ports, for Office Education Entertainment etc

Fanless Mini PC, Intel Atom Z8350 Compute Stick Windows 10 Operate System, 2GB DDR 32GB eMMC,...

9.7

List of best compute stick  Reviews

SaleBestseller No. 1
273 Reviews

Intel PC Stick 8GB RAM 128GB ROM with Intel Atom Z8350 & Windows 10 Pro Mini Computer Stick Support 4K HD,Dual Band WiFi 2.4G/5G, Bluetooth 4.2, Support Auto-on After Power Failure, AIOEXPC

  • 【SMALL & PORTABLE】This Pocket PC Stick is so Mini, Product Size (3.9*1.5*0.5) Inch, You Can Play It Anywhere In Your House,You Can also Easily Put It In Your Pocket Or Handbag When You're On Business or Traveling.
  • 【CPU & OS】This Intel Stick Has Quad-Core Intel Atom X5-Z8350 Processor With A Base Frequency Of 1.44 Ghz And Up To 1.92 Ghz In Burst Mode. Pre-Installed Windows10 Pro (64bit) Operating System.This Mini Computer Stick Support Auto-On After Power Failure.
  • 【RAM & ROM】This PC Stick Has Built-In 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM, 8GB RAM Makes The Machine Run Faster And Smoother,128GB ROM Has Been Divided Into Two Partitions, C Disk and D Disk. C Disk Is Used To Install Windows 10 Pro System, And D Disk Is Used To Store Your Files. In Addition,This Mini Computer Stick Supports Expanding Storage Up To 128GB By Inserting a TF Card (of course, This TF Card Needs To Be Purchased By Yourself).
  • 【WI-FI & BLUETOOTH】This Mini Computer Stick Has Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4G&5G) + Bluetooth 4.2, Stronger And More Stable Wifi Wireless Signal,Makes Everything Like Online Homework, Class Work, Word Processing,Internet Surfing , Online Shopping,Streaming And Video More Smoother. Bluetooth 4.2 Support Connect Device And Respond To Running Instructions Faster.
  • 【INTEL HD GRAPHICS 】Intel HD Graphics 400 Can Support 4K HD Video Playback Perfectly And Bring You More Visual Effect,This Intel PC Stick With Windows 10 Pro Can Bring You More Entertainment.
Bestseller No. 2

MeLE PCG02 Fanless Mini PC Stick Windows 11 Pro Celeron J4125 8GB 128GB Micro Desktop Computer Stick Support HDMI 4K 60Hz Wi-Fi Ethernet Work on Business Office Industrial IOT Media Video

  • Windows11 Pre-installed, Support Linux - This PCG02 mini computers equipped with Celeron J4125 (2GHz to 2.7GHz) Quad-Core Processor, pre-installed 64-bit Windows 11 Pro OS, support Linux, Ubuntu as well. This small and quiet computer on a stick is a great helper for your business and office, or for entertainment use. Enjoy your computing while traveling, in classrooms, conference rooms, industrial IOT applications, and more.
  • Memory and Storage - This PCG02 compute stick equipped with 8GB LPDDR4, 128GB eMMC, fully functional to run Windows 11 and HD video, a Micro SD card slot can be added separately to expand the storage up to 1TB, with two USB 3.0 ports and Bluetooth 4.2, easily connecting to other devices, allow you to deal with multiple tasks and projects easily at the same time.
  • Combines with Elegant and Fanless Cooling Design - This fanless stick pc has a special cooling system to pretend overheating, no fan no noise. Providing a quiet and stable computing environment when in class or a meeting, supports 7/24 hours operation. The elegant micro pc only 5.1*2.0*0.52 inch and 0.26 lb, can be can slip into your pocket and get on the go.
  • Dual-band WiFi and Gigabit Ethernet Port - The first Stick PC with Gigabit Ethernet in the world, and equipped with 2.4G/5.8GHz AC Dual Band WiFi, attached with external antenna for reliable high-speed connectivity. It supports Bluetooth 4.2 to connect with wireless keyboard, mouse, printer, webcam, etc.
  • Smart Features for Commercial - This HDMI stick pc comes with Kensington Security Lock Slot for commercial applications, supports Wake on LAN / PXE/ Auto Power on/ RTC Wake, perfect for digital signage, billboard, and IOT Application. Intel HD graphics 600 and HDMI 2.0 high definition output support real ultra HD 4K resolution, gives you a superior viewing experience. We offer lifetime technical support, 1 Year warranty, 7 Days and 24 Hours serving.
Bestseller No. 3

Mini PC Stick Pocket PC with Intel Atom Z8350 & Windows 10 Pro 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Support Auto-On After Power Failure,Support 4K HD,Dual Band WiFi 2.4G/5G, BT 4.2 AKLWY

  • 🚀【CPU & OS】This Pc Stick Has Quad-Core Intel Atom X5-Z8350 Processor With A Base Frequency Of 1.44 Ghz And Up To 1.92 Ghz In Burst Mode. Pre-Installed Windows10 Pro (64bit) Operating System.This Mini Computer Stick Support Auto-On After Power Failure: Step 1: Power Up Your Pc Stick And Press “Esc” To Enter Bios.Step 2:Select Menu "Advanced" Then "System Component",Press Enter. Step 3: Select Menu "Poweron After G3",Press Enter Again. Step 4:Select "Enabled", Press F4 To Save.
  • 🚀【MINI & QUIET】This Pocket Pc Stick Is So Mini, Product Size (3.9*1.5*0.5) Inch, You Can Easily Put It In Your Pocket Or Handbag When You're On Business Or Traveling. It'S So Quiet When It Works, Because It Has A Very Quiet Fan,The Fan Allows The Heat Generated By The Computer To Cool Down Quickly, So That The Portable Computer Stick Can Work Better.
  • 🚀【WI-FI & BLUETOOTH】This Mini Computer Stick Has Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4g&5g) + Bluetooth 4.2, Stronger And More Stable Wifi Wireless Signal,Makes Everything Like Online Homework, Class Work, Word Processing,Internet Surfing , Online Shopping,Streaming And Video More Smoother. Bt 4.2 Support Connect Device And Respond To Running Instructions Faster.
  • 🚀【INTEL HD GRAPHICS 】Intel Hd Graphics 400 Can Support 4k Hd Video Playback Perfectly And Bring You More Visual Effect,Mini Pc Stick Windows 10 Pro.
  • 🚀【EXPAND STORAGE】This Intel Stick 4GB DDR 64GB EMMC,Support Micro SD Card(Not Include) Up To 128GB.
Bestseller No. 4

[Lightweight] Fanless Mini PC Stick - Equip with Intel Atom X5-Z8350 (8GB DDR3L, 128GB eMMC) with Windows 10 Pro, Small Form Portable Computer Stick Supports 128GB TF Card, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi

  • 【Intel Atom Processor】Powered by Intel Atom X5-Z8350 quad-core processor (2M cache, 1.44GHz base frequency, max up to 1.92GHz). Lightweight CPU consume less power, away the fan's roar, make daily work easier and faster, whether it's office work, emails, browsing, video viewing, lightweight games and more. NOTE: WINDOWS 11 WON'T WORK ON THIS ITEM.
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  • 【Storage Expansion Solutions】The mini pc stick ships with 8GB ddr3l ram and 128GB eMMC rom, allows quickly expandable storage via Micro-TF card up to 128GB, pre-installed Windows 10 professional 64-bit (activation was automatic), setting up was easy by just following the steps instructed.
  • 【HD Graphics and HDMI Display】The mini PC stick is equipped with HD Graphics 400, HDMI port is easily compatible with most monitors, supports connecting touchable monitors via USB port, ditch the mouse and keyboard. Connection to a projector for meetings or used as a media centre to enjoy TV shows, simplifying your work and doubling your productivity.
  • 【HD Graphics and HDMI Display】The mini PC stick is equipped with HD Graphics 400, HDMI port is easily compatible with most monitors, supports connecting touchable monitors via USB port, ditch the mouse and keyboard. Connection to a projector for meetings or used as a media centre to enjoy TV shows, simplifying your work and doubling your productivity.
Bestseller No. 5

Mini PC, Mini PC Stick 8GB RAM 128G ROM Ιntel Atom X5-Z8350 Mini Computer Stick Windows 10 Pro PC Stick 4K HDMI 2.4G / 5G WiFi Bluetooth 4.2 Auto Power On Business Office Home Theater

  • [PC Stick] Quad-Core processor with a frequency of 1.44-1.92 GHz. Pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with 8GB RAM / 128 ROM and UHD Graphics support to run an operating system and play 4K HD video perfectly. Excellent computer performance to make your life easier.
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  • [Windows 10 Pro & Storage Expansion] This mini pc could be expanded to the storage with a TF card up to 128GB(not included). Provides enough capacity to store your own pictures, videos, or data. And following the steps indicated you can activate Windows 10 Pro 64-bit pre-installed easily. Bring you a smooth operation and a fast multitasking experience.
  • [Mini Size & Efficient Fans] The size of this mini pc stick (3.9 x 1.5 x 0.5 inches) is smaller than a mobile phone and can be carried with you anywhere for business entertainment or study. Equipped with high-quality fans can cool the computer quickly and ensure normal operation. These thoughtful designs can meet your individual needs.
  • [Wireless Technology & Interfaces] The computer stick built-in 2.4G / 5G dual-band WiFi and support Bluetooth 4.2. It can be used to connect to a keyboard mouse or speaker. Designed with 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 1x HDMI supports 4K, 1x micro SD card slot(up to 128GB), 1x DC power port.
Bestseller No. 6

Intel NCSM2450.DK1 Movidius Neural Compute Stick

  • Neural Network Accelerator in USB Stick Form Factor
  • Real-time on-device inference; no cloud connectivity required
  • No additional heat-sink, no fan, no cables, no additional power supply
  • Prototype, tune, validate and deploy deep neural networks at the edge
SaleBestseller No. 7

MeLE PCG02 Fanless Mini PC Stick Computer J4125 8GB 128GB Windows 11 Pro 4K HDMI Portable Businiess Compute Stick for Media Industry IoT Office, Support Win10 PXE Bluetooth WiFi Gigabit Ethernet

  • Windows 11 Pro (64-bit) with J4125 processor----MeLE pcg02 gle computing Stick desktop is built in Celeron J4125 quad-core processor (turbo speed up to 2.5GHz),delivers incredibly responsive and smooth Atom z8350 and Celeron N3350,J3355,j3455,j4105. This micro pc is amazing to work in 7X24 hours stable performance for web browsing, Java programming,python,billboard digital signage,astrophotography,office work, shopping online, etc
  • Support Gigabit Ethernet,2.4G/5.0G Dual Band Wi-Fi & BT4.2 --- built 2.4G/5.0G dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2, and also an external antenna. It means stronger and more stable Wi-Fi wireless signal, makes every online work like online homework, office work, internet surfing, online shopping, watching video smoother. Bluetooth 4.2 supports connecting devices (keyboard, mouse, etc) and respond to running instructions faster.
  • 8GB RAM 128GB ROM ---This MeLE PCG02 Stick PC Equipped with 8GB DDR and 128GB eMMC, it's enough to run Windows 11 Pro smoothly, HD graphics 600 and HDMI 2.0 high definition output support real ultra HD 4K resolution. Also you can expand storage with a Micro SD card up to 1TB, easy to connect to other devices with two USB 3.0 ports.
  • Fanelss Design ,A Silent Micro PC ---This small computer desktop adopts a unique designed heat sink for cooling instead of cooling fan, which is more effective and totally 0dB silent. The mini design of MeLE mini PC helps saving electricity. It’s only 5.1*2.0*0.52 inch and 0.26 lb, can be put into pocket or handbags, easy to carry for travel and business trip.
  • Windows 11 Pre-installed ---We are on the transition period of windows 11 pro and 10 pro,most of them have been licsensed with windows 11 pro,If you prefer Windows 10 Pro, you are welcome visit mele.cn to to re-install OS,Vice Versa.It also Supports Operating OS Windows 10/11 Home,Windows 10/11 Pro,Windows IoT Enterprise Ubuntu, Debian, Linux. (Windows Home and IoT key need purchase separately).
Bestseller No. 8

Mini PC Stick Windows 10 Home 4GB Ram 64GB eMMC, Built-in 3.0MP Camera, Intel Cherry Trail Quad Core X5 Z8350, Intel HD Graphic Gen8 Mini Computer Desktop Build-in WiFi Cooling Fan Bluetooth 4.0

  • Fantastic Portable: Pocket Size But Powerful computer, easy to carry when you travelling, Outside the office, or Having Tour. If you are a business customer, please contact us for business price.
  • Fabulous camera: 3.0MP, MIPI interface, a wide angle len,
  • With Built in microphone, no need to take any other device when video chat
  • Dual-channel Wi-Fi: 2.4G/5G dual wifi supports dual band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, avoid band 2.5G single interference, transmission is more stable, faster transfer rate
  • We still have 1*USB 3.0 port and 1*USB 2.0 port for data transmission in such a small device
Bestseller No. 9

Intel Compute Stick Stk2m364cc, Core M3 4gb/64gb W/O Os

Bestseller No. 10

Fanless Mini PC, Intel Atom Z8350 Compute Stick Windows 10 Operate System, 2GB DDR 32GB eMMC, Support 4K HD, 3D, 2.4G/5.0G WiFi,Bluetooth, 2 USB Ports, for Office Education Entertainment etc

  • [Equipped with Win10 OS] This Fanless Mini PC was equipped with Win10 Home Operating System and Intel Chipset; Built-in 2GB of DDR and 32GB of EMMC; The outstanding performance ensures you a smooth, stable and safe using experience
  • [Support 4K HD, 3D] Installed Intel HD Graphics GPU and Hardward 3D Acceleration,The compute Stick can supports 4K video playback and 3D images rendering, and it gives you a superior viewing experience.
  • [Built in 2.4G and 5.0G Dual-Band WiFi] The new generation of W5 pro mini pc have built in 2.4G and 5.0G WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, not only provides you with a variety of networking options, but also makes transmission and download more smooth, reducing the waiting time.
  • [Multiple Interfaces] This new computer stick have 1x 2.0 and 1x 3.0 USB port, 1x TF card slot, 1x HDMI and a switch button. The USB 3.0 feature allows it to process data more quickly with low time lag.
  • [Extensible Storage] This type of PC stick contains 32 GB onboard storage. You can also extend the storage to 128GB by adding a TF card. It’s ideal for surfing internet, watching movie, or downloading files.

Best compute stick Buying Guide

It's easy to be overwhelmed by the variety of products available online. You can get lost in all the options and not know what you want. That is why it's essential to ask yourself these questions and consider some tips before buying compute stick:

  • How much does it cost?
  • How easy is it to use this product?
  • What is the return policy for this product?
  • Is there customer service support available for this product?
  • What are the benefits of this product over other products on the market?
  • Does the best compute stick  have a warranty or guarantee?
  • Check the features to see if they suit your needs.
  • Consider your budget.
  • Read reviews.
  • Compare brands
  • Make a list of pros and cons.

Ultimately, if you can answer all the questions, congratulations! You have found the compute stick for you! But if not, keep reading because we will provide more helpful information.

Consider the price

When you are on the market, deciding whether to buy the compute stick can be challenging. My first point of discussion will be the price. Before making a purchase, one must determine how much they have and how much they're willing to spend. The problem is that many people don't do this before making decisions about purchasing products, leading them to become indebted later.

 

It's possible that you're debating whether or not you should purchase this product. The answer is that it depends on the things most important to you and why you require the goods. If you are concerned about the price, then the answer is no; you shouldn't purchase it because there are likely other more cost-effective options.

Read reviews

To ensure this is the compute stick, read some reviews to check that other people are happy with their purchase. Real people post reviews on blogs, websites, and social media pages. Reading reviews helps you avoid expensive mistakes on products.

 

When you find yourself in need of a product, knowing which one is best can be challenging. This blog post will teach you how to choose the compute stick based on customer reviews.

 

One way to determine which products are best for you or your family is to read reviews. A customer review is the written opinion of a customer who has purchased and used a product. This can be extremely helpful when choosing between different products, but they are not always readable. There are several ways to read and understand reviews.

Compare brands

We can't deny that reading reviews on different brands is helpful when deciding which one of the products is better, especially if you have more than one choice under your budget of over $300, under $600, or more than $1000. If two brands are equally good, it's best to choose the cheapest option for buying an appliance under $1,000 or a more expensive product over $1,000. If your budget is limited to $500 or less, choosing your favourite brand is best.

Make a list of pros and cons.

This involves listing all the positive aspects of buying one product over another. For example, if you buy an expensive product under $300 with great features, you must consider that its warranty isn't as good as a slightly more expensive product with terms. Better warranty. For example, some devices or electronics are covered by a 90-day warranty, while others have a 12-month warranty. It all depends on your needs and preferences.

Most of the best products are pretty expensive. Making a pros and cons list makes it easy for you to see the strengths and weaknesses of the product, so you can compare and help you make the right choice and avoid wasting time and buying the wrong product quantity.

Does the best product have a warranty or guarantee?

Does the product you are considering have a warranty or guarantee? It's essential to know before making your purchase. There are many guarantees, so you must know what kind of guarantee the store will give you when you purchase.

 

For example, some stores offer a 30-day money-back guarantee with no questions if they are unhappy with their purchase. Other stores may offer an exchange-only policy to replace defective items but not refund customers' money after exchanging them for new ones.

 

Still, other stores may extend limited warranties on products that exceed specific criteria, such as being purchased during a certain time frame or location, regardless of the store warranty or guarantee they offer.

What is the return policy for this product?

As a consumer, knowing your rights when you purchase an item is essential. For example, this product's return policy may differ depending on where you bought it from and how long ago that was. It's always best to research before deciding whether or not something will work out in your favour as far as returns go. Knowing the return policy for any product you are considering purchasing is essential. The return policy for products sometimes is a bit complicated.

Is there customer service support available for these products?

How do you feel when a company lacks customer service for its products? It can be frustrating and lead to feeling left in the dark. The good news is that there are many ways to contact customer support for your product, even if they're not listed on their website or social media.

There are several resources online to find contact information for any company, including customer service numbers and links to their email forms. Contacting them by mail or social media like Facebook Messenger is also available.

What are the benefits of this product over other products on the market?

You're looking for the compute stick but don't know which one to buy. There are many options available on the market today- how do you decide? You want to make sure you purchase a quality product to deliver your desired results.

Manufacturers will walk through all of the benefits of their product over other products on the market so you can see why it is worth your time and effort to invest in them. This gives you an idea about what they offer and provides insight into what makes their company different from others who sell similar products. Their goal is not just for customers to return repeatedly but also to refer their friends to buy the best outcome.

 

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