One of the most exciting features about the next version of Windows, is the ability to install it directly on an HDMI stick. A number of devices have been in pre-launch phases, but one coming to market hasn’t been finalized. On Wednesday, Lenovo announced their latest one, and it looks awesome.
Lenovo in combination with Microsoft announced the Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300, and this simple HDMI stick will allow Windows to be run on the go, on a large TV screen, or virtually anywhere. It’s also upgradable to Windows 10 later this year, and runs Windows 8.1 on the device now.
Windows On A Stick
The idea behind Windows Anywhere, is to enable Windows to be run anywhere the device is connected to. It features a Intel Atom Z3735 processor, and have Windows 8.1 installed, with Windows 10 upgrades later this year. It is priced at $129 and will be available in July from a number of outlets.
This simple plug and play device plugs into any HDMI port, and can be used in a home, office, or dorm room. A user just needs to have a wireless keyboard and mouse with them, and storage can be supplied via a microSD card built into the device. It looks like a travellers perfect companion piece.
Making Windows Available Anywhere
Where this device transforms any other device on the market, is the ability to have Windows on a TV screen or monitor anywhere, without cumbersome wires and connections. It has wireless connectivity built-in, and can be used with any wireless keyboard and mouse. Just plug it in and go from there.
Business conference rooms can have these installed anywhere, and users can plug the device in and get their desktops going on the stick. Users can also not have the need of a laptop, tablet, or desktop with this type of device if needed. Plus, at $129 it makes Windows very affordable for many.
The Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300 is a cool device. I definitely want one next month.
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