Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300 turns your monitor into a Windows PC for under $130

Powered by Microsoft Windows and an Intel processor, the new PC stick is an ideal investment for consumers who are seeking a solution they can use in the office, at home or even at locations like a dorm room. All you'll need is a monitor or TV with a free HDMI slot and you're good to go.

Lenovo will also bundle a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard package to allow for natural interaction with content displayed on-screen. There's on-board Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Windows 8.1 (with free upgrade to Windows 10) all inside a package that measures in at just 15mm thick.

The ideacentre Stick will set you back by $129 and will be available on Lenovo's website soon. Participating stores will stock the stick later this year. See the press release below for more details.

BEIJING, JUNE 22, 2015 – Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the company's first compute stick, the Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300. Designed for consumer usage in the home and on-the-go, the new pocket-sized compute stick is powerful enough for entertainment and web browsing, while affordable enough for existing PC owners to justify owning a second or third mobile PC option. The ideacentreTM Stick 300 expands the mobile computing experience and options for savvy shoppers and is suitable for use in the home, dorm or office, while simultaneously offering portability and convenience for travelers.

Thumbs Up on Price

For the wallet friendly starting price of US $129, this plug and play technology can transform almost any HDMI compatible TV or monitor into a fully functioning Windows-based PC. The ideacentreTM Stick 300 does not look like a traditional computer, but it performs like one once a 2.4GHz wireless keyboard and mouse are added.

Transforming the Computing Experience

Imagine transforming the traditional TV in a vacation rental into a smart multi-media hub, capable of streaming a movie, video chatting with relatives or editing a work document on the fly. Convert the dusty monitor lurking in a spare bedroom into a web-enabled homework station, or transform a coveted man-cave into a home cinema.

Worthy of being crowned the "mini-me" of the traditional desktop PC, the pocket-sized ideacentre Stick 300 measures only 15 mm thin, boasts Intel Atom Processor Z3735F, 2G of memory and 32G 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. Fully enabled with WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, the ideacentre Stick 300 provides the connectivity you need to power up at any time.

Price and Availability

The Lenovo™ ideacentre™ Stick 300 will be available on www.lenovo.com with timiming to be detemined and will hit US retail shelves starting this fall. Pricing will start at US $129. Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.