The world's number 1 in PC market and third in the smartphone race, Lenovo, has just announced a new product under a new category that is beginning to gain stronghold and get attentions from every corner of the tech scene. Lenovo announced the Ideacentre Stick 300, a USB-sized accessory fully capable of turning any TV or PC monitor into Windows-powered experience. It's like a CPU unit that is super downsized to just as big as a USB dongle.
Obviously, Portability and affordability are two of the main offerings of this Ideacentre Stick 300. It is cheaper in terms of pricing when it is compared to other and already-existing competitions from Google, Dell and others. When officially launched next month, users will only cost this PC Stick $130 or about Php6,000 in Philippine peso.
Right out of the box, it will be powered by a Windows 8.1 OS and the good thing about it is that it can be upgraded to Windows 10 which happens to be releasing next month.
Lenovo Ideacenter Stick 300 specs:
- Intel Atom Z3735F Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB internal storage
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 1 HDMI port
- 1 MicroUSB 2.0
- 1 SD card reader
- Small speaker
- Windows 8.1 (upgradeable to Windows 10)
- 3-month Microsoft Office free trial
There is no word yet if the Ideacentre Stick 300 will ever land in the Philippines. But I really hope it does. Starting next month the device will be available on Lenovo website with pricing starting at just $129, some wireless keyboard and mouse will also be bundled with the PC stick for additional fee of course.Tax and shipping fee not included.