Product Comparison: Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 (90F20000US) vs Intel Compute Stick (BOXSTCK1A32WFC)


General Specifications
Brand
Lenovo
Intel
Model
Ideacentre Stick 300 (90F20000US)
CS 125 (BOXSTCK1A32WFC)
About the Product
Transform your TV into a PC. The Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300 is a fully-functioning, pocket-sized PC that connects to a TV or monitor via HDMI. Use it as a valuable business tool or a versatile media center – at school, on the road or on vacation.
Amazing meets affordable. The Intel® Compute Stick is a tiny device the size of a pack of gum that can transform any HDMI* TV or display into a complete computer. But it's what's inside that's really incredible: a quad-core Intel® Atom™ processor that gives you balanced performance for work or play. The Intel® Compute Stick delivers an affordable plug and play PC in a device that fits in the palm of your hand.
Origin
China
Key Specs
Processor Speed
1.33 GHz
1.33 GHz
RAM
2 GB
2 GB
Storage
32 GB
32 GB
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 (90F20000US)
  • You will love it. It's great on speed for internet and watching movies.
  • OK, CPU core temps are 123F.+ (49C.) at idle and 145F (62C.) under a load. That's hot but not extreme. Fanless pc's run much hotter. CPU speed is 1.583 GHz to 1.833GHz under a load.
  • Pretty fast and seams to be good build quality
  • It's not a media powerhouse. If you're doing more than one task, it will slow down. But with only 2gb ram, it's expected.
  • 32 gb is very little, because 12 gb win 10, 8 gb old win, 4 gb system apps.
  • If you want to just play around it is fine, works ok but not fast. I wouldn't recommend it for anything serious
Intel Compute Stick (BOXSTCK1A32WFC) Z3735F processor, CPU Speed1.33 GHz
  • It won't break any computing speed records that's for sure, but considering price and size it's a fairly decent computer to hook up to the TV and play media.
  • I used external storage to upgrade it to Windows 10.
  • With only two gigs of RAM, you can't do too much at the same time though.
  • Occasionally it will get overworked, sending RAM or the CPU to 100%, but it usually recovers quickly.
  • I would like to see more than 2GB of RAM in the future as that easily gets used with any more than a few tabs in Chrome or any web browser + running any other application.
  • Limited storage on disk, but if you're cloud-centric it won't matter.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
0.59 in.
0.47 in.
Width
3.94 in.
4.44 in.
Depth
1.5 in.
1.49 in.
Weight
0.1 oz.
0.8 oz.
Features
CPU
Intel Atom Z3735F
Quad-Core Intel Baytrail-T Z3735F
OS
Windows 10 Home 64
Windows 8.1
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11g/n, Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Ports
Micro USB power input, HDMI, USB 2.0, Micro SDXC slot
HDMI, Micro SDXC slot, USB 2.0, USB 3.0
Extras
Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Intel® HD Audio via HDMI, supporting multi-channel digital audio, Intel® HD graphics
What customers say about "Features"
Lenovo Ideacentre Stick 300 (90F20000US)
  • Very fast win 10. support 4 k. good Wi-Fi
  • If you need more storage, just plug in a flash drive.
  • It comes with a fully licensed copy of Windows 10 (home)
  • Wireless network card is a bit slow but works for my purposes.
  • It only has one USB port so if you want to get a faster network via a USB device then you will need a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse or a USB hub.
Intel Compute Stick (BOXSTCK1A32WFC) Z3735F processor, CPU Speed1.33 GHz
  • Once the OS reinstalled, all was fine and it even took an auto update to Windows 10 with no further problems.
  • I can connect to them remotely and update the video content that is playing right from my desktop computer in the office.
  • It comes with a short flexible HDMI extension though. So it hangs below the TV, which I think is best for Bluetooth/WiFi.
  • They include a small HDMI extension that allows you to right angle it on a wall mounted tv, and the tv still flattens against the wall..
  • Having just one USB port, and it only being 2.0, makes this product less adaptable and less portable. I'm using a powered usb port for additional peripherals.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
0.25 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
RoHS

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