Intel’s Credit Card-Sized Computer

While some laptop and desktop computers are designed to be customized and upgraded, Intel is thinking about how we’ll be upgrading the various Internet-connected home appliances and robots we may own in the future. Intel’s Compute Card, which is about the size of a credit card, is a mini-computer designed to be easily inserted into smart devices. The idea is to make upgrading gadgets like smart refrigerators, interactive retail kiosks, and connected security cameras as easy as swapping out one component. This prevents the need to buy an entirely new system once new standards in connectivity or faster processors are released. The computer includes essentially all of the same aspects of a standard-sized computer, including a processor, memory, storage, and wireless tech.

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