Lenovo Too Jumps Into The PC-On-A-Stick Bandwagon With $130 ideacentre Stick 300
Leading computer vendor- Lenovo has now decided the follow the vogue of computer-on-a-stick and has launched a tiny and sleek stick computer known as ideacentre Stick 300.
It is similar to what Intel is offering with its Compute Stick but comes $21 cheaper. Dell also offers its own version of stick computer known as ‘Wyse Cloud Connect’ but that is based on Android OS and won’t suit the needs of many of you.
Hardware & Features of ideacentre Stick 300
The Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300 holds the potential to transform any display/TV that has an HDMI slot into a full-fledged Windows computer. All you have to do is connect the Stick 300 into the HDMI slot of a display or a projector and you’ll have a Windows computer at your disposal.
Jun Ouyang, VP and GM, Worldwide Desktop and Visuals at Lenovo said, “We’ve looked at the computing needs of travellers, business people and families, and realized that a truly portable and affordable solution would be a significant benefit to users of all kinds”. “
Our goal with the ideacentre™ Stick 300 is to give those users a sense of freedom and enhanced mobility, while packing a serious punch in a small device,” he added.
Its sleek form factor makes it ultra-portable so you can take it anywhere you want. The ideacentre Stick 300 currently runs on a Windows 8.1 out-of-the-box but will receive a free upgrade to Windows 10 after its official launch date of 29 July 2015. Lenovo will also launch its Windows 10 running version in the later part of this year.
It hardware includes a quad-core Intel Atom processor based on Intel Baytrail Z3735F chipset having 2 MB cache, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB storage, and support for 2.4 GHz wireless keyboard and mouse.
|CPU||Intel Baytrial Z3735F, 1.33 GHz quad-core|
|Storage||Up to 32 GB|
|Connectivity||WiFi, Bluetooth, 1xHDMI, 1xmicroUSB, SD Card Slot|
|OS||Windows 8.1 (Free upgrade to Windows 10)|
|Dimensions||100 x 38 x 15 mm|
|Free Goodies||Microsoft Office 365 (3 months trial)|
Though the ideacentre Stick 300 won’t let you do CPU intensive stuff on-the-fly, it will certainly allow for buttery smooth video streaming, video chatting, web browsing, and editing work files on the go.
The stick computer will be highly useful to those families and working class who travel a lot and cannot afford to part with their computers.
Price & Availability
Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300 will hit the retail stores in U.S. in July this year bearing a price tag of $129. No information has been revealed about its India launch date but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear any official word.