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Intel partners with Streamlabs on mini PCs built for Twitch

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Simply NUC’s EasyCast PC.

Streamlabs announced today that it’s partnering with Intel to create dedicated live-streaming PCs. According to VentureBeat, the companies are teaming up to bring Intel CPUs to third-party hardware device makers like Shuttle, Simply NUC, Zotac, and Acer, who are building plug-and-play PCs that are ready for 1080p streaming at 60fps right out of the box, and preloaded with Streamlabs OBS software.

Each hardware partner is offering its own version of a mini PC, with slightly different specs. Simply NUC’s EasyCast is a tiny four-inch by four-inch mini PC that has a i5-7300U vPro processor. The box starts at $29 a month as part of a device-as-a-service program, and it’s the first product of the partnership to be released. It’s got 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage.

Shuttle’s streaming setup.

With its Broadcast PC, slated for release later this fall, Shuttle will be offering a streaming bundle which includes a webcam, USB microphone, headset, gaming keyboard, and mouse. The 5.59-inch by 5.59-inch PC will be equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, and can be plugged into a game console or separate gaming PC for an instant streaming platform.

Zotac ZBOX MI553B mini desktop computer

Zotac’s ZBOX MI553B Series will be available early next year, and it’ll also come preloaded with Streamlabs OBS software. Acer is working on its PC as well, and will have a concept ready at Streamlabs’ booth at TwitchCon, which kicked off today.