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Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 1.3GHz 2GB 32GB Windows 10 Home (90F20000US) is rated
Rated 2 out of
Cool device, horrible Wifi
The device was actually faster then I expected in terms of it being a PC. It booted up well and did basic functions well. Then it came to doing updates and installing programs, like Google Chrome, it struggled to do so in a timely manner. I expected as much for its price point and didn't mind.
The WiFi though is HORRIBLE. Doing any downloads for updates took forever and don't even think about watching YouTube or Netflix, the most I could get was 1mb download speed. I did a speed test on it to verify the speed. It couldn't even handle 480p on their service, with my router being 15ft away and my cable service giving my main computer on average 45mb speeds.
Date published: 2016-02-03
Rated 5 out of
Coolest little device!
It's finally clear where PCs are headed. I've been carrying it in my pocket along with my thumb drive. I bought a Microsoft Media Keyboard with a nice multi-touch pad for normal use. A nice iOS/Android keyboard would be useful (like the Intel devices offer).
I installed Office, Chrome and a number of other applications and it has performed flawlessly. I expected to hear a noisy fan squealing in there but had almost convinced myself it didn't have one until I watched a 1080p movie compressed with H.265. The CPU worked pretty hard for quite a while and when I turned the monitor around, I finally heard the fan. It's very quiet.
If only there was one more USB port...
Date published: 2016-01-29
Rated 1 out of
Terrible because of the poor WiFi speeds
I purchased this product and was amazed that the wifi was only able to reach about 6mb throughput down and 4 up. I have a 250Mb connection. If you google this you will find lenovo has written a KB article about this and basically says it is a design "feature" due to bluetooth sharing the same antenna. I find it odd though that I have other devices that use this exact same realtek wifi controller and it performs as I would expect it to and is also a 1x1 design. If the wifi worked this would be a five star review, it is nice having a full windows experience on such a tiny device.
Date published: 2015-12-05
Rated 5 out of
I bought this for my old 65 inch HDTV. The TV has HDMI port but no powered USB port. I connected the stick to my receiver HDMI port and powered from external power source. For first time use the stick has to be connected to wireless keyboard mouse (attach USB dongle to the USB port on the stick). Once installed, I paired a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo. I also added a 128GB micro SD card to increase the base storage capacity of 32GB.
Performance of this mini PC is on par with what I was expecting. It is not blazingly fast but it is not slow either. Programs load and switch with no noticeable lag. Video playback (Netflix, Microsoft Store Movies etc.) are smooth. The network connectivity or download speeds are great. This has turned my old 65 inch HDTV into a smart TV. Overall I'm very satisfied.
Date published: 2015-12-19
Rated 4 out of
Superb Format...Ridiculous to offer only 32GB HDD
I just bought one for testing. Fantastic concept.
Right out of the box I noticed 3 Major errors in judgement on the design.
1- HDD too small 2- Clumsy Cabling 3- Mini Keyboard not included?
1- HARD DRIVE SIZE -Way too small to support any real OS and Office productivity.
I Love the idea of the tiny stick size format but still have extreme disappointment with ANY vendor releasing in 2015/2016 ANY device running a full OS and not calculating enough memory storage to actually USE the device?
With Windows 10 PreInstalled- the device one updated, literally has only 12 GB left for available storage? Once I add Office 365, I am left with barely 5 GB of the original 32.
Shame on all vendors who don't recognized this configuration specification flaw right out of the box? For $5-10 more, a 64GB internal would have made this a rockstar?
Yes, I went out and bought a 128GB Micro SDchip. Messes up C:\ drive default storage options and really, why should I need to? Memory SD is so crazy cheap right now. I would have paid a bit more -$20-$50 more for a larger 64/128gb option.
2- POWER CORD TOO SHORT
When plugging in the device, I am shocked that the designers, who created this device to plug into ANY HDMI supported display, never considered that 50% of users now mount their displays on walls. Getting the Micro USB Power connection supplied in the box, to the wall outlet, is always longer than the supplied 4 ft Cable ?
A Minimum 6 ft cable should be included in the box. At least long enough to reach from wall mounted displays to the floor. Or even a mini power supply plug and floor based adapter, similar to laptop AC power?
Also, a right angled plug would have helped in cleaning up the cord mess behind a device if it flowed in the same direction as the HDMI extension dongle cord. Currently it is messy. I have it Cord Wrapped with Velcro along with the HDMI Dongle as they now flow towards the Power Cord of the Display.
3- KEYBOARD. Should be included in the RETAL BOX. (It is a PC with no input)
Right out of the box, the device will not configure or pair my Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse combos ( Adesso/ IOGear ). I needed to use an older USB adapter with a K400 Logitech Combo. It works fine, but the key issue is that it now uses up the ONLY USB access I have to the device? An extra USB port would have been useful.
SUGGESTION: Version 2.0 may want to consider a second USB Port or even a Clip on USB HUB. Maybe sold as a retail accessory to Expand connectivity to the device? It would not need to be too large? Width of two pencils?
(Like the Add on accessory DVD for the M93pTiny PC)
A small Custom connected USB to match the Single one on the Device could house- 1-2 USB ports, Mic/HeadPhone Jacks, SD Card reader...etc?
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 5 out of
Great movie streaming device for my 4:3 tube TV
I'm totally blown away at how practical this little stick has become. I'm love the rich color and big picture of my 36" Sony CRT (tube) TV. I was able to plug this stick into my HDMI to AV/RCA composite converter/adapter to run Amazon Instant Video and Hoopla.com streamed video through this stick PC to my 4:3 aspect ratio tube TV. Windows 10 allows me to select the best screen setting to get the picture to display proportionally and undistorted on my antiquated 4:3 aspect ratio tube TV. Microsoft Edge web browser on this device plays Amazon video better than my Roku 1. My short experience with my Apple TV 3 was a big let down because I could not find an HDMI to AV RCA composite converter/adapter the would display the Apple TV’s 16:9 aspect ratio picture on my 4:3 aspect ratio tube TV without scrunching and distorting the picture.
I sold the my Apple TV 3 and I’m getting ready to sell my Roku 1 because this Lenovo - Ideacentre Stick 300, with my Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Plus, is the only movie streaming device I will ever need on my TV.
Date published: 2016-02-22
Rated 4 out of
This is an amazing gizmo. I am having fun, but here are few discoveries so far. Audio is available via the HDMI connector so if you have a Monitor that you want to use that doesn't have speakers or an audio pass-through, you will have no sound. It would be nice if the advertising mentioned this. I understand that they are jamming a lot of functionality into this form factor but it would still be nice to see an standard audio receptacle on it. Or they could have supplied that on the small HDMI extension that they already supplied in the box. Also, this little computer has an SD card slot that can take up to a 128 GB card. This is great but I had to do a lot of running around to find out what the spec was. The advertisement should state the capacity and type of SD card needed for this product. Last, I know, were talking about jamming more stuff into the box, but two USBs would have been great, and USB3. Perfect!!! Yea, I'm Never satisfied.
Date published: 2015-12-02
Rated 4 out of
Love this Format
I bought this ideacentre Stick 300-01IBY to use on my TN in the family room to be able to stream both Netflix and Amazon Prime using only one device. It has done this well and without any issues. I have found that now I use the device as I would any computer from the comfort of my couch while using Microsoft Office 365 and storing all my data to the cloud.
The reason I only give it four stars instead of five was that I had to spend two hours with tech support to get the right driver installed for connecting to my home network. Additionally the Atom processor is a little underpowered.
I would recommend this device to anyone who just wants to stream content to their TV and/or surf the net.
Date published: 2016-05-04