A few weeks ago Intel drones made the news with their participation in Lady Gaga’s Halftime show at the Super Bowl. This week they are in the news because Intel has lunch its first ever quadcopter. The Aero ready to fly drone is next logical advancement of Intel’s Aero drone platform (basically a build at home drone kit) which went on sale in October.
Intel launched its first ever commercial drone back in November, a monstrous 8 rotor Falcon 8+ drone. The New Aero system has a price tag of $1,099 and is available on Intel’s website. The drones boasts a Aero compute board with Intel RealSense. It also has a Atom x7-Z8750 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and a USB 3.0 port.
Its a pretty robust system similar to the Phantom 4, however, it doesn’t come with a battery pack, so you will have to get one on your own. But remember this is not a drone aimed at the average drone consumer, it is more for those interested in using it as a testing platform to develop. Still it shows that Intel is serious about their future in the drone space.