Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 announced to offer pocket-sized Windows PC

Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 announced to offer pocket-sized Windows PC

Lenovo has announced the Ideacentre Stick 300 as its first compute stick to offer a pocked-sized Windows PC. The new device comes with an affordable starting price of $129 (approximately Rs. 8,200).

Similar to Intel Compute Stick model that was launched earlier this year, the Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 has an HDMI port to transform any HDTV into a Windows PC. The device is powered by an Intel Atom Z3735F processor that is paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB on-board flash storage.

Lenovo has provided Microsoft Windows 8.1 on the Ideacentre Stick 300 and promises a free upgrade to Windows 10 soon after its official release on July 29.

The device has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 support to provide wireless connectivity and users can attach any of their 2.4GHz-supported wireless keyboard or mouse to get a full-fledged Windows PC-like experience. In addition, it has a microSD card slot to let users expand the built-in storage.

Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300

Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300

On announcing the Ideacentre Stick 300, Jun Ouyang, vice president and general manager, Worldwide Desktop and Visuals, Lenovo, 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 be available for purchase in the US through online and offline retail channels starting July.

The specifications and the price of the new device suggest that it is based on the Intel Compute Stick and will be available as an alternative to the iBall Splendo stick launched in India a few days ago and what WPG is planning to produce in the country in the second quarter.

That said, it points to the fact that the new era of PCs will not just have the bulky systems but feature some really tiny and pocketable computing devices, thanks to new technology that Intel and Microsoft are developing at their labs.

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