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Lenovo IdeaCenter K210  (Source: Lenovo)
New Lenovo IdeaCenter K210 desktop comptuer is aimed at consumers

Lenovo is known outside of China for its business-oriented laptop and desktop computer systems. Inside China, however, Lenovo has been selling consumer-oriented systems as well as business systems for a while. Today Lenovo has announced its first consumer aimed desktop computer for markets other than China.

The desktop is called the IdeaCenter K210 and has some interesting features not found on other desktop computers at this time. One of the unique features is Bright Vision capability. This feature can automatically adjust the brightness of the display depending on how far from the screen the user is for ideal visibility and less eye strain.

The keyboard of a shared computer can be one of the biggest sources of germs in a home. The K210 features an antibacterial keyboard that helps to avoid the spread of germs. Lenovo also uses VeriFace facial recognition technology in the K210, which allows the user to log in to the system without typing or swiping a finger. An attached webcam recognizes the users face and logs in to the system.

The K210 is available in several different configurations with CPUs up to Intel Core 2 Quad, the OS is Windows Vista, standard graphics come via the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100, and storage is up to 500 GB.

The system can be optioned with up to 4GB of RAM and all K210’s feature a 16-in-1 media reader -- a Blu-ray drive is optional. Gamers can opt to upgrade graphics to ATI Radeon 2600 XT, not that that card will actually do much gaming. The base price for the K210 is $379 after a mail-in rebate.

Lenovo also has a pair of LCDs intended to be paired with the K210. The 19-inch L195W retails for $229 and a 22-inch L222W is priced at $299. Both LCD prices are after mail-in rebates.

Lenovo’s most recent offering was the 11.1-inch U110 ultra-portable notebook, which DailyTech covered in April of 2008.



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RE: Vista lockdown
By RjBass on 6/30/2008 12:19:26 PM , Rating: 2
Interesting, up untill just today I have been purchasing Lenovo laptops for my customers with XP Pro installed from Lenovo. Of course the customers had to pay a bit more, but for those still wanting XP Pro it was worth it.

Now I have to wonder why you can't install another OS on a new Lenovo (as of today) as I have been able to get most Lenovos to install just about any OS I have wanted to put on them minus OSX. I am thinking you just need a bit more practice at driver searching sir.


RE: Vista lockdown
By Screwballl on 7/1/2008 11:29:34 AM , Rating: 2
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installed from Lenovo


The very heart of the matter right there... installed from Lenovo. Older systems or modified systems from Lenovo WILL allow other OS to be installed if you opt for the XP upgrade, which means they remove the lockout. Get a Vista only machine and you are locked down.


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