Intel Compute Stick

The form factor of Chromecast and the like is spectacularly convenient, but try to do anything other than streaming movies and you’ll hit a brick wall. While that’s understandable given their price points, Intel’s Compute Stick instead offers a full-fledged — if basic — computer running Windows 8.1 (or Linux) on a tiny, power-efficient stick. Plug it into a television or computer via HDMI browse the web, run productivity software, play games, and stream content from your other devices, Netflix, or Hulu. It’s also equipped with a quad-core Intel Atom processor, 8GB to 32GB of storage, and 1GB to 2GB of RAM.

Learn more at Intel – $90 to $150