Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 Will Put Intel’s Compute Stick To Shame
After Intel and its Compute Stick, Chinese tech company Lenovo is also prepping to roll out its ‘PC in a dongle’ product which is being called Ideacentre Stick 300. It appears that the firm got some inspiration from its IdeaPad lineup of products, hence the name. In a nutshell, Ideacentre Stick 300 will not only be taking on Compute Stick, but it will also be duking it out with Google’s Chromecast. The only catch; you are going to have pay slightly more in comparison to Chromecast to get it.
Ideacentre Stick 300 Provides A Way To Stream Content To A Television, And Is Also Able To Turn Your HDMI Capable TV Or Monitor In To A Fully Functional PC
Engadget states that Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 will be carrying a price tag of $129.99 when it hits stores during the month of July. Compared to Intel’s Compute Stick, you get to save $20 and get a boatload of options right at your fingertips, ranging from attaching the dongle to the HDMI port of your monitor or TV and converting it in to a fully functional PC.
Additionally, if you happen to live in those regions where a common use of Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, or Spotify is practiced, then you are in luck since Ideacentre Stick 300 features dedicated applications for the aforementioned streaming services, and will cater to your entertainment needs. Underneath its miniscule form factor, is Intel’s Atom Z3735F SoC running, along with an undisclosed version of Windows 8.1
We would have been thrilled to see the Windows 10 platform, but the good news for all those who will purchase Ideacentre Stick 300 will be that it will receive a free upgrade to run Windows 10. The remainder of the specifications include 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory to facilitate app storage.
It also features a Bluetooth 4.0 module, and hopefully, the wireless bridge created between Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 and other peripherals will not go through sporadic breakages as it does so often when two or more devices are paired through this form of connectivity.
Looking at the price, would you make a purchase of Ideacentre Stick 300 after looking at all of its features? Let us know your thoughts.
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