As a temporary solution after a long chain of my hardware failures I have decided to get the Intel Compute Stick thing. At the moment I don’t have other modern desktop or notebook device at home (tablets don’t count – none of them fit’s my requirements for a comfortable desktop use).
Unfortunately, the Stick with Ubuntu is still unavailable so I opted for the available one.
I didn’t expected too much from the device but it actually works. The preinstalled OS is not my favorite but it works OK as a launcher for the Firefox. I’m going to test few more things (remote access stuff, some emulators,…)
The speed is better than I expected. But I’m rather patient person so others may find this computer to be slow. Anyway, I noticed that 20+ opened tabs in the Firefox cause some temporary freezings…
The Geekbench 2 score is 2309 (the links point to my actual results). It’s not so bad number as a 2.0 GHz dual-core PowerPC computers have Geekbench scores about 2000 and the BQ Aquaris phones (I have an Aquaris 4.5 with the Ubuntu) have scores about 1300. But it’s a synthetic benchmark, of course 😉