Don’t read it wrong, this post is not about Lenovo’s Tablet PC but the company’s new gigantic Tablet PC. Called IdeaCentre Horizon, the Table PC is a huge 27-inch multitouch-capable device that can lie flat on any surface and allows two or more people to use the screen at the same time, supporting interactive, multi-player gaming. At the CES, Lenovo also shows a large 39-inch wide-screen Table PC, code-named “Gamma” to “illustrates the outstanding multi-user entertainment experiences such a large screen can provide and is indicative of Lenovo’s future direction in Table PC computing.”
Lenovo’s Table PC has a 27-inch large multitouch display and supports Windows 8 touch functionality, bringing customized multi-player games from Electronic Arts and Ubisoft to life. Not only the large touchscreen, a special set of pysical accessories including an e-dice and four joysticks and strikers is included for users to interact with the games. Lenovo calls this part physical, part digital activity as “phygital”.
Running Windows 8, the IdeaCentre Horizon features Lenovo‘s Aura multi-user, multitouch user interface, which will automatically activate when user lay it flat. The simple Aura UI is a great way to launch pre-loaded games and apps, and lets families play, learn or enjoy multimedia content together on one screen. The table PC comes pre-loaded with a range of gaming and educational apps, such as MONOPOLY, Raiding Company, Draw Race 2 HD, and users can download more applcations from Lenovo App Shop, dedicated apps store powered by Intel AppUp. BlueStacks is also pre-loaded for running Android apps.
The Horizon Table PC is powered by Intel’s 3rd gen Core i7 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce graphics. Its 27-inch display has 1920×1080 Full HD resolution, and you can find Dolby Home Theater v4 audio. Of course, the Horizon can serve as a 27-inch large-screen high-performance desktop PC.
Coming in Summer, Lenovo is going to sell the IdeaCentre Horizon at $1699. The company will also offer optional moveable and space-saving Horizon Multimode Table that allows users to change the angle and height position of the Table PC, from lying flat to a straight-up, ‘wall-like mount’ at 90 degrees.