Lenovo's ideacentre Stick 300 is the company's first plug and play portable thin client that is small enough to fit in a user's pocket.
Like other portable thin client computers, the ideacentre Stick 300 is a pocket-sized "PC on-a-stick" device with an Intel Atom Processor, 2GB of memory and 32GB of storage that is expected to allow users to create a thin client using any HDMI-compatible television or computer monitor. Users plug the ideacentre Stick 300 into a monitor and connect a wireless keyboard and mouse via Bluetooth to create a thin client PC, according to the company. The solution is similar to those debuted by companies including Intel, Dell and Google.
“We’ve looked at the computing needs of travelers, 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 at Lenovo, in a statement. “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.”
The ideacentre Stick 300 will ship with Windows 8.1 in October, but Lenovo is offering a free upgrade to Windows 10 after July 29 once the platform becomes available.
The device will be available in North America for $129, as Lenovo hopes to attract both consumer and enterprise PC users looking for a cheap thin client solution on the go.