Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300
Taking your laptop around can be a frustrating business. The weight and size means you always have to take a carrier, which can be a real chore when you’ve got a busy schedule. But PCs-on-a-stick are evolving by the day and the latest release in that mould comes in the form of the Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300.
The plug-and-play technology in the Lenovo 300 allows Joes to convert their TV or monitor into a working PC with HDMI technology. Plug in a mouse and a keyboard and Joes can then use their TV to surf the Web, hot social media, watch movies, play games, or you know… work!
The Lenovo ideacentre 300 is small. How small? It measures in at just 15mm thick and runs on a Intel Atom Processor Z3735F – for a PC of that size, we can only assume that’s good! It contains 2G of memory and 32G of storage, and is WiFi and Bluetooth enabled.
There are plenty of devices like this around with Google’s Chromecast, the Fire TV Stick from Amazon, and Roku’s Streaming Stick, but with Windows as its operating system, Lenovo seem to be offering something which is far more productivity-based instead of pure entertainment.
Jun Ouyang, Lenovoa’s vice president and general manager, Worldwide Desktop and Visuals, said: “We’ve looked at the computing needs of travelers, 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.”
The Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300 will go on sale via the Lenovo Website and should retail around £130 when it goes on sale on the 29th July. Initially it’ll be shipped with Windows 8.1 but will be available for a free upgrade to Windows 10 when available.