Technology company Lenovo has launched the Ideacentre Stick 300, a high-end HDMI dongle that it says can transform the TV into a Windows-based PC, and which will be priced at a modest US$129.
Lenovo says that the Ideacentre Stick will transform the TV in to a multimedia hub that can stream movies, enable video chatting and allow users to work on documents.
The device is 1 mm thin, is based on the Intel Atom Processor Z3735F, and has 2GB of memory and 32GB of storage. It will initially ship with Windows 8.1 but will be available for a free upgrade to Windows 10 starting on July 29. The stick is enabled with WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
“We’ve looked at the computing needs of travellers, business people and families, and realized that a truly portable and affordable solution would be a significant benefit to users of all kinds,” said Jun Ouyang, vice president and general manager, worldwide desktop and visuals, Lenovo.
“Our goal with the ideacentre Stick 300 is to give those users a sense of freedom and enhanced mobility, while packing a serious punch in a small device.”