Intel ended the development of the company's computer cards, as confirmed Tom's Hardware. This credit card sized device contained the basic fundamentals of a PC – processor, storage, RAM, wireless modem, and so on. – and was intended to make it easier for companies that want to create similar products at home stations that can be upgraded to the new Intel version marketing. You simply take out the old computer card and insert the last hardware. Intel introduced the device for the first time at CES 2017.
But now the story of the Compute Card is coming to an end after only one generation of Intel's 7th generation processors; This modular dream has never even reached its first upgrade. "We continue to believe that modular computing is a market with many opportunities for innovation," said an Intel spokesperson. Tom's Hardware. "However, as we look at the best way to seize this opportunity, we decided not to develop new Compute Card products." Intel says it will continue to sell its remaining stocks until the end of the year.
The NexDock was one of the first products to adopt the Intel Compute Card. But according to Tom's Hardwarethe company behind it may have already seen the end. "We have just discovered that the future of Compute Card is uncertain," wrote Nex Computer in a blog published earlier this week.
Other companies have also tried to bring this idea to life: a company, The Hive, introduced a device called Amplicity at CES 2015. It included a similar module, and The Hive proposed a subscription model that billed $ 99 a year to customers. hardware upgrade.
Despite public optimism about the basic idea, Intel seems to have realized that the Compute Card was not the future of PCs. It is already easy to update a desktop regularly, but not as much as simple devices with a control screen or all-in-one. Never mind.