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PeteOwen
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Identifying an Intel Product

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I have found a compute stick marked Intel Pocket PC W5 Pro which would, I believe meet my needs for a second PC.

Trouble is, while it is clearly marked Intel, I can't find any reference to  such a product on the main Intel site

Quite possible, of course, that I am looking in all the wrong places but, the only response to my searches points to posts here 🤦‍

ebay page is Windows10 Mini PC stick 8GB RAM +128GB ROM Intel Quad Core HDMI 4Kultra | 

Is there, perhaps, a trick I am missing;  is it a genuine, currently supported Intel product and, if it is, how is likely it compare to my present M3 Stick in terms of performance

Pete

 

 

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AlHill
Super User
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That stick is not an Intel product.

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

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AlHill
Super User
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That stick is not an Intel product.

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Or not, as in this case. This is most-definitely NOT an Intel product. Yet another case of a Chinese vendor copying an Intel Compute Stick product (they can join the crowd on Amazon).

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AlHill
Super User
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That W5 Pro is fraud for sure.  See second to last entry on this page:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000027168/intel-nuc/intel-compute-sticks.ht...

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

PeteOwen
Novice
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Thanks to all of you who put me straight on this - just strange that my search of the Intel site didn't get me to the page that eventually justified my question 🤦‍

Now looking like a minefield to me and I have to wonder how markets like ebay manage to get away with it

Pete

AlHill
Super User
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Well, they did not say it was an Intel Compute Stick, only that it had Intel Inside.   Lots of devices have Intel inside.   So, they really did nothing wrong, and let people draw their own conclusions.   Most folks would not have questioned it like you did.  Now, saying it is a Windows 10 Mini PC?  I am not sure that breaks any rules either.

So, they play a game and skirt the rules.  Just a good example of Buyer Beware.

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Using the exact same chassis design and, in most cases, putting only "Intel Inside" on the package (exactly as Intel does) is really skirting the line. In most cases, they fully intend for people to think that these are Intel products, in order for them to have (undue) confidence in the reliability of the product. It's slimy, no doubt about it.

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