Most of you know what it is Intel Comput Stick, but for those who have not yet caught up, please note that the Intel Compute Stick is a tiny computer-on-a-stick that’s small enough to hold in one hand or slide into your pocket. Plug the HDMI connector on one end into a display and you can turn just about any screen into a PC. Lenovo does not want to be left behind and introduced its model of the PC-on-a-stick called the IdeaCentre Stick 300.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300 has the same basic specs including an Intel Atom Z3735F Bay trail processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0. It has an HDMI connector, a micro USB 2.0 port (for power), a full-sized USB port, and an SD card reader.The IdeaCentre Stick 300 measures 3.9″ x 1.5″ x 0.6″.
A new pocket-sized device that you can plug into your TV or monitor to transform the seemingly dumb piece of equipment into a fully functional Windows 8.1 PC.All you’ll need is a monitor or TV with a free HDMI slot and you’re good to go.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre Stick 300 cost about $20 less than the Intel stick, and you’re getting a full-fledged home computer versus a corporate “thin client” like Dell’s similarly priced Wyse Cloud Connect.
Lenovo will initially ship its PC stick with Windows 8.1 with Bing software, but it’ll be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 starting July 29th, and the company will sell the stick with Windows 10 pre-instlaled later this year. The stick also comes with a 3-month free trial of Microsoft Office 365.