Pocket-size PCs have become the latest trending device lately, starting from dongle-shaped compact sticks to mini laptops. They provide not only comfort in-terms of weight, but also can be access and use anywhere. With mini laptops already fading, being replace by tablets of different sizes, dongle-style stick devices have suddenly become popular and are now widely used.
The most common of this device are Amazon Fire Stick and Google Chromecast, but they serves only for streaming contents (videos, audio, and games) to any TV or monitor they’re pluged into. However, Lenovo has taken a step further with its newly launched portable device named Ideacentre Stick 300.
The Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 is not a streaming device like others but a full-blown Windows 8.1 PC, pocket-friendly, and easily accessible on any external screen that have HDMI port. Inserting this stick into any display automatically turns it into a PC. What’s more? It is upgradable to Windows 10.
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In specifications aspect, it is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3735F processor, slammed with 2GB of RAM. It includes a 32GB of built-in storage, which can be further expanded via a MicroSD card slot placed at its side with capability of playing any media files. WiFi onboard makes it easy to pair with keyboard and/or mouse on the go.
Apart from WiFi, the Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 also support Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, USB 2.0, and Micro-USB connectivity. The device will start shipping from next month and can be purchase from Lenovo website. It cost $129 USD (NGN 25,700).