After products like MagicStick or MeegoPad T07, GOSTICK is yet another crowdfunding campaign for an Intel Atom Cherry Trail TV stick. The device does have some interesting specifications with an Intel Atom x7-Z8750 quad core processor, 4 to 8 GB RAM, and 64 to 128 eMMC flash.
There are three version of the stick GOSTICK Standard (4GB RAM/64GB flash), GOSTICK Enhanced (8GB RAM/64GB flash), and GOSTICK Extreme (8GB RAM/128GB flash) that beside different memory and storage capacity basically share the same specifications:
- SoC – Intel Cherry Trail Atom x7-Z8750 quad core processor @ 1.6 GHz/2.56 GHz (Turbo) with HD Graphics 405
- System Memory
- Standard – 4GB RAM
- Enhanced and Extreme – 8GB RAM
- Standard and Enhanced – 64GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot up to 128 GB
- Extreme – 128 GB eMMC flash + micro SD slot up to 128 GB
- Video Output – HDMI
- Audio Output – HDMI + 3.5mm audio jack
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 802.11ac, and Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports (5Gbps), 1x USB 3.1 type C port (10 Gbps), 1x micro USB port
- Power Supply – TBD
- Dimensions – N/A (but it looks fairly big for a stick)
The stick all run Windows 10 Home 64-bit. The specifications are very attractive, but the Indiegogo campaign has at least two red flags: flexible funding, and only 3D renders are provided, without pictures of the actual prototype that is based on x7-Z8700 (since x7-Z8750 is barely available). However, they have uploaded a demo video that’s said to run on GOSTICK with 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash, showing Windows 10 Home Info (it’s activated in the demo), Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop CS6, and Blender 3D graphics and animation software.
A potential backer also asked GO Technologies, the Singapore based company behind the project (
third red flash: no working website, That’s the company website: http://www.gostick.com.sg/ which includes contact information, but I still can’t find whether the company is registered @ here), whether they could really get Atom x7-Z8750 in time to deliver on their schedule promise (April 2016), and the company provided a screenshot of an email allegedly coming from Intel showing x7-Z8750 should be available right now with 2 to 4 weeks lead time. He did not exactly do a good job at hiding the Intel’s sales person name though…
In case the project is indeed legit, pricing is quite attractive with GOSTICK Standard going for $169, and Enhanced and Extreme versions for respectively $199 and $219 with all three rewards including worldwide free shipping.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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