Popular PC makers Lenovo has today announced their first mini-pc, the Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300 Mini-PC. This HDMI stick transforms any display with HDMI port into a PC in seconds. The device runs Windows 8.1 out of the box with an upgrade to Windows 10 starting on July 29th.
The ideacentre Stick 300 is just a mere 15mm thin and is just under 4″ inches long. Packed inside is an Intel BayTrail Z3735F processor along with up to 2GB of RAM. It also has 32GB of storage built in. A 3-month free trial for Microsoft Office is also included.
A $130 this device should prove to be a great option for those in need of a PC that they can bring quite literally anywhere. The ideacentre Stick 300 Mini-PC will be released in the US starting this fall on Lenovo’s website and on retail shelves.
News Release – Final Draft, 2015 @ 8 am EST
Shake Hands with the New LenovoTM ideacentreTM Stick 300: Affordable Personal Computing in the Palm of Your Hand
Lenovo’s new compute stick delivers powerful computing and big savings in a small package
Connect Lenovo’s first stick PC to any display to transform it into a computer, ideal for media, web browsing, video chatting and content creation
ideacentreTM Stick 300 packs a powerful computing punch for a lightweight budget, starting at US $129.
Provides the performance promise of Intel® with Windows 8.1 but will be eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 starting July 29
BEIJING, JUNE 22, 2015 – Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the company’s first compute stick, the LenovoTM ideacentreTM Stick 300. Designed for consumer usage in the home and on-the-go, the new pocket-sized compute stick is powerful enough for entertainment and web browsing, while affordable enough for existing PC owners to justify owning a second or third mobile PC option. The ideacentreTM Stick 300 expands the mobile computing experience and options for savvy shoppers and is suitable for use in the home, dorm or office, while simultaneously offering portability and convenience for travelers.
Thumbs Up on Price
For the wallet friendly starting price of US $129, this plug and play technology can transform almost any HDMI
compatible TV or monitor into a fully functioning Windows-based PC. The ideacentreTM Stick 300 does not look like a traditional computer, but it performs like one once a 2.4GHz wireless keyboard and mouse are added.
Transforming the Computing Experience
Imagine transforming 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. 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.
Worthy of being crowned the “mini-me” of the traditional desktop PC, the pocket-sized ideacentreTM Stick 300 measures only 15 mm thin, boasts Intel®
Windows 8.1 but will be available for a free upgrade to Windows 10 starting on July 29. Fully enabled with WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, the ideacentreTM Stick 300 provides the connectivity you need to power up at any time.
Price and Availability
The LenovoTM ideacentreTM Stick 300 will be available on www.lenovo.com with timiming to be detemined and will hit US retail shelves starting this fall. Pricing will start at US $129.
Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.
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