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
quote: no Linux, no XP, nothing but the Vista OS that came with the system
quote: ... it will prevent anything else from even installing. You will be locked into Vista.