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Portable micro PC computer on USB stick

I think the best answer to your question is the Intel Compute Stick. To answer your feature requests: It is small-scale being in principle a HMDI stick (~100x27x13mm) It has a processor that is good ...
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Portable micro PC computer on USB stick

You might of heard of it, but the Intel Compute Stick is a very small PC running an Intel Atom processor (Atom Z3735F). The standard model has 32GB of flash storage and though it costs $150, it comes ...
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Cheapest x86 machine?

There are several developers working towards this right now! Unfortunately most of these projects are still in the "Crowdfunding" or "Pre-order" stages. One promising board, the "UP-Board" currently ...
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Portable micro PC computer on USB stick

I agree with Firepower and SEJPM that the Intel Compute Stick is the route to go for around $150 but if you are looking for a cheaper version of that, the MeeGoPad T02 is a great alternative for $79 (...
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Cheapest single computer board with Wi-Fi and audio

I'm looking for something similar to this myself; currently I'm using a CHIP from NextThingCo; you'd have to write the software yourself for what you want, but it runs standard linux. Wi-Fi ...
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Cheapest single computer board with Wi-Fi and audio

Your best bet is one of the Rasbperry PI 2 or 3 is $35 The PI 3 does actually have built-in wifi, but no WPS button or activity leds. They both have a RJ45 for hard wiring with activity leds. You ...
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Does a stick PC like this exist?

Sounds a lot like the USB armoury which I found googling for a remarkably similar, older product whose name I still don't remember. The feature list suggests you could emulate a device for ...
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Does a stick PC like this exist?

No, such a thing does not exist. However, you can do something quite similar, even though it's not quite a PC on a USB stick. If I understand your question correctly, you want to use one computer (...
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Adapter to connect Intel Compute Stick to Mac to see the output

I am assuming that you want to connect the Intel Compute Stick to something that you can view the output of the device, correct? First off, you cannot connect it into the HDMI port of your MacBook ...
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Beaglebone Black Upgrade

Soekris Net5501 fits the bill. Have a look at it. It has GPIO, 4 ethernet ports, serial port, SATA host, USB port. It’s not tiny, but it’s not uncomfortably big either.
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Browse the web on a non-internet TV

Depending on how much you want to spend I would say Raspberry Pi would be the way to go as you will be able to install a nice OS that could be tailored to what you are after, or if you would farther ...
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Cheapest x86 machine?

Atomic Pi, ~$35 on Amazon. Runs an Atom X5 Z3850 CPU (quadcore, with 2GB of RAM, and 16GB SSD), very energy efficient. Good for Linux, not Windows.
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Cheapest x86 machine?

You can buy used. For example, This - HP DC7800 Ultra Small Form Factor Desktop Computer (Refurbished) - is an extremely cheap x86 platform that does actually have some upgrade potential. It costs $50,...
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Does a stick PC like this exist?

The Pi Zero makes this easy and cheap. Set up the Pi and follow this tutorial: https://learn.adafruit.com/turning-your-raspberry-pi-zero-into-a-usb-gadget/ethernet-gadget. I found that ssh is a good ...
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