Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lenovo PC on a stick launching in July.

I read this article about Lenovo's PC on a stick and I can't help feeling there probably a market for stick computers, but only time will tell.

I've been watching this segment of the market and there's a couple of players, but not any activity in retail stores so far that I've seen. There's a couple of players so with Intel and Lenovo playing their hand, so perhaps there may be more in the near future.

I can see some useful applications for the stick but I do think they need to keep the price super tight. If the price creeps up into the $200 plus range it may be better to use the money in some other way or combination.

It might be interesting to try this out when travelling. Most rooms have TVs with HDMI ports and you could connect to the hotels Wi-Fi or even your own mobile data. Turning an older TV into a Smart TV sounds like a smart idea.

Keep in mind the Intel Atom Z3735F processor in the PC stick relative to today's computers, is very slow indeed. More than capable for certain applications, but really in terms of speed, think about a five to seven year old notebook and that might give you a better idea.

I look forward to seeing if this technology reaches the market in Australia and finding out how people take advantage of these very compact computers.

Kelvin Eldridge
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