The Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon
(USA TODAY) -- Lenovo's latest PC attempts to move computing from the desk to the coffee table.
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.
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
The PC will boast an app store with more than 5,000
apps, many of which will include multi-touch games tailored to Horizon,
The Horizon launches this summer, starting at $1,699.
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