‘Coffee table’ PCs are certainly creating a specialty market for themselves, after the presumed success of Samsung SUR40 display with Microsoft PixelSense. And in a bid to take commercial advantage of this relatively ‘untapped market’, Lenovo has showcased their 27-inch Windows 8 Pro powered tabletop touch-screen computer in this year’s CES. Named as the IdeaCenter Horizon Table PC, it is a comprehensive family oriented PC system with a slew of interactive features.
The very first obvious feature of the IdeaCenter Horizon is its multi-touch capability, which is of course tailored by the touch friendly operating system of Windows 8. In a nutshell, it entails that multi-touch is not just restricted to the home screen interface or gaming, but also extends to multi-tasking activities like accessing photos, videos and music in the same screen. The graphical processing power needed for these tasks are to be provided by a powerful NVIDIA GeForce card. Furthermore, the multimedia quotient is enhanced by a ‘heart-pounding’ Dolby Home Theater v4 audio.
Coming to its usage oriented functions, the 17.8 pound, 27-inch screen can also be used as a personal desktop. However, given the power hungry configuration of the device, it can only run for around two hours (in its batteries) without power supply.
Finally, as for the pricing side of affairs, the IdeaCenter Horizon Table PC will come with a tag of $1,699. And, in line with other CES launched products, the tabletop computer is expected to make its commercial debut by early summer.