Lenovo's Ideacenter Stick 300 Is A Windows PC On A Stick For $US140

Lenovo's Ideacenter Stick 300 Is a Windows PC on a Stick for $US140

The computer-on-a-stick is not a new — nor always terribly successful — idea. But that hasn't stopped Lenovo, which has announced its own stab at the concept: the Ideacenter Stick 300.

The new device comes in several spec levels, featuring an Intel Baytrail CPU, up to 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and SD card reader, HDMI out and a single Micro USB port. It will run Windows 8.1 out of the box, but will also receive a free upgrade to Windows 10 when the OS launches.

In its cheapest guise, the stick will cost $US140 though availability is yet to be announced. We wonder if the device can overcome some of the fundamental problems that make the (very similar) Intel offering, the Compute Stick, a massive flop. We sure hope so. [Neowin]

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