At Computex 2017, which runs from May 30 to June 3 in Taipei, Intel revealed additional details about the modular Intel Compute Card platform.
Let's remind, initially Intel Compute Card was presented at the January exhibition CES 2017. In fact, this small gadget the size of a plastic card is the basis for a modular PC. Under the hood of the Compute Card are an energy-efficient Intel processor, memory and drive, modules for wireless connection and so on.
On the idea, such a PC card with dimensions of 95 x 55 x 5 mm can be inserted into the slot of smart TV, laptop and desktop docking stations and other devices. This will greatly facilitate the upgrade of the system – you will only need to replace the card, not the entire device. Including, the Compute Card can be used in helmets of virtual reality like HTC Vive. Based on Intel Compute Card, they plan to produce Dell, LG and Lenovo products. Intel also introduced a docking system that will allow the Compute Card to be used as a desktop. The docking station provides USB 3.0, Ethernet, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors. Deliveries of the Intel Compute Card are scheduled to begin in August 2017.