PC-on-a-stick is the latest technology that has caused great interest among computer users around the world. But its availability is limited for now since only a few companies engage in its manufacture. Google, Dell, and Intel are now showcasing their mini (pocket-size) desktops in which Intel’s Compute Stick leads the pack with its pluggable USB on HDMI port to function as a PC that processes information, provide productivity and office tools, videos and sounds for entertainment.
Lenovo launching its first PC-on-a-stick called Ideacentre Stick 300. Miniature devices such as a Streaming Stick from Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Google Chromecast provide a variety of services involving streaming of video contents to TVs but a PC stick provides more features that are not available in streaming dongle-type sticks like a full desktop operating system. It is complemented with a pre-installed Windows 8.1 and an Intel chip – Atom Processor Z3735G as well 32GB storage and a RAM at 2GB.
It also features support for Bluetooth 4.0 and different wireless capabilities to allow execution of a number of tasks. The O.S. Itself can be upgraded to Windows 10 once Microsoft releases on July 29. Interestingly, the Ideacentre Stick 300 will be tagged at $129 (BHD 50).