Monday, January 07, 2013
Lenovo's latest PC attempts to move computing from the desk to the coffee table.
During the International Consumer Electronics Show, the personal computer maker unveiled the IdeaCentre Horizon, a device with 27-inch screen that functions both as a standard desktop and a huge tablet.
The Horizon features a multi-touch screen that allows multiple users to input commands simultaneously. Users can lie the device flat on any surface as a tablet, or prop the computer up with a smart hinge, and use a mouse and keyboard in a traditional format.
The device will run on the Windows 8 operating system, and features hard drives with up to 1 TB of storage and an Intel Core processor. And if a 27-inch tablet seems ridiculous, Lenovo is also demonstrating a 39-inch widescreen version at CES.
"Horizon makes personal computing interpersonal computing with shared, collaborative experiences among several people," says Peter Hortensius, president of Lenovo's Product Group, in a statement.
The PC will boast an app store with more than 5,000 apps, many of which will include multi-touch games tailored to Horizon, Lenovo says.
The Horizon launches this summer, starting at $1,699.
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