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Lenovo unveils Ideacentre Stick 300: Windows PC in your pocket

Lenovo has entered the PC stick business with the Ideacentre Stick 300. The tiny stick plugs into any TV or monitor via HDMI to transform it into a Windows PC.

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The Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 is only 100 x 38 x 15 mm (3.94 x 1.5 x 0.59 inches) yet packs a full Windows PC inside. This includes an Intel Atom processor (Baytrail), 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, SD card reader, HDMI, and a microUSB 2.0 port. It has Wi-Fi b/g/n for connectivity and Bluetooth 4.0 for use with wireless peripherals. Due to the lack of ports Bluetooth will likely be needed for connecting a keyboard and mouse.

Simply plug the Ideacentre Stick 300 into the TV or monitor, add a wireless keyboard and mouse, and you have a full desktop PC for entertainment or work. This is aided by the included 3-month trial for Microsoft Office 365.

Later this year the stick will be available to be ordered with either Windows 8.1 with Bing or Windows 10. Those buying it with Windows 8.1 will get a free upgrade to Windows 10.

The Ideacentre will be available on Lenovo's web site on an undetermined date starting at $129; it will hit retail shelves this fall.