Lenovo Enters PC Stick Market

Lenovo is releasing a PC-on-a-stick to rival Intel’s Compute Stick, and it’s cheaper, to boot. The Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300 is a dongle that will turn any monitor or TV with an HDMI input into a computer.

The 15mm-thick dongle boasts an Intel Atom Z3735F processor, 2GB memory, and 32GB of onboard storage, which can be boosted via it Micro SD slot, plus WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. It will ship with Windows 8.1, which will of course be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 upon its release on 29th July.

Jun Ouyang, Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Desktop and Visuals, described the IdeaCentre Stick 300:

“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.”

Lenovo promises that the IdeaCentre Stick 300 can transform “the traditional TV in a vacation rental into a smart multi-media hub, capable of streaming a movie, video chatting with relatives or editing a work document on the fly,” and allowing you to “Convert the dusty monitor lurking in a spare bedroom into a web-enabled homework station, or transform a coveted man-cave into a home cinema.”

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300 is due to ship in July, in-store and online, priced $129.

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