Just when you thought they couldn't get any smaller.
Computers have spend the last few decades dramatically changing shape. The Lenovo Ideacentre 300 TV Stick is taking that to a whole new level.
Let’s all take a moment to remember what computers used to look like:
They’ve come a long way since the 1950s – and now Lenovo have taken the time to remind us there’s still further they could go. Their latest offering is a computer a little bit larger than your average flash drive – and probably quite a bit smaller than certain novelty ones.
The 300 TV Stick is designed to be plugged into the HDMI slot of any TV, so that the two devices combined can work as a computer.
With 2GB RAM, and 32GB storage, it’s not going to be up to running too many complex programmes, but for hyper-mobile processing power, it’s certainly attractive. It includes an SD slot, if you need to bump the storage space up a bit, and a USB slot.
The TV Stick is Bluetooth and WiFi capable – simply plug it in, hook up your choice of Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, and take a seat wherever its comfortable. Since the TV is now a computer, we’re guessing the couch?
The kit comes with everything you need to keep things charged and running, as well as an HDMI extension cable, for use with awkward TV set ups. It’s ideal for carting round presentations or spreadsheets, as it does away with awkward compatibility issues that can happen during inter-office presentation giving.
It comes out of the box running Windows 10, fully equipped with utilities. While you won’t want to download any games on it, or editing vast amounts of video footage, it’s definitely handy to have a fully operable computer you can slip into your pocket.