The Intel Compute Stick's dimensions are 103×37×12 mm. Here's its front side, with a U.S. nickel for comparison sake.

Along one edge are a series of airflow vents and, to their right, a microSD slot for supplemental storage.

The opposite edge contains (left-to-right) a security notch, a USB expansion port, the aforementioned micro USB power port, even more airflow vents, and the power switch.

The thermal assistance of a heat gun did the trick to loosen the adhesive holding everything in place so the two halves could be separated.

At one end, you'll see the USB connector on top, the micro SD interface below, and the 2.4 GHz antenna on the far right.

Here is the underside with the USB connector and a coin cell to keep the battery-backed SRAM (holding various CMOS and BIOS system settings) alive in the absence of external juice.

Beneath the Faraday Shield above the connector is a Realtek RTL8723 handling both 2.4 GHz 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0+HS (high speed) facilities.

The large Faraday Shield covered two SK Hynix H5TC2G63FFR 2 Gbit DDR3L SDRAMs in the center, along with the 8 GBytes' worth of Kingston Technology EMMC08G-S100 eMMC flash memory storage in the upper left corner.

Removing the combo heat sink/Faraday Shield on the front side reveals the Intel processor at the center of this shot and the X-Powers AXP288D at right. To the left of the CPU are two more SK Hynix 2 Gbit SDRAMs, together with the previously mentioned two on the other side forming the 1 GByte of system memory. And above the CPU is a Winbond 64 Mbit flash memory for BIOS storage, which is separate from the earlier mentioned eMMC storage device.