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Lenovo's Horizon will start at $1,700

We have seen large, multi-touch table PC concepts in the past from companies like Microsoft. More recently, we've seen Sony tackle the sector with the Vaio Tap 20.
Now, Lenovo is looking to expand its presence in your living room with the 27" IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC. The Horizon can lay on a flat surface (like a table or floor) where multiple users can gather around and interact with the touch interface.
Horizon supports simultaneous 10-finger touch, and even comes with a few cool peripherals to use including E-dice for card-based games and four joysticks (Lenovo currently has backing from Electronic Arts and Ubisoft for games with Horizon support).

When not being used in table mode, the Horizon can easily convert into a regular 27" desktop PC (1920x1080 resolution).
The Horizon runs Windows 8 Pro, packs in a third-generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to a NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M graphics card with 1GB of memory, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, and up to a 1TB HDD. A 64GB SSD can be optionally added. Other features include stereo speakers with Dolby Home Theater v4, Bluetooth and 802.11n, 720p webcam, 6-in-1 media reader, and USB 3.0 support.

Thankfully, the Horizon includes an integrated battery so that families can gather around and interact with the device and not trip over wires. However, don't expect to go cordless for too long -- the integrated battery is only good for a maximum of two hours before you have to go scrambling to find the power cord.
“We've seen technology shifts across the four screens, from the desktop to the laptop, tablet and smartphone, and yet, while people have more computing power than ever before, there is still room for technologies like Horizon that bring people together," said Peter Hortensius, president, Product Group, Lenovo. "Horizon makes personal computing interpersonal computing with shared, collaborative experiences among several people,”

Lenovo's Horizon Table PC will not launch until early summer, and will feature a price tag starting at $1,699.

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RE: Wow... just wow
By karlostomy on 1/6/2013 9:39:04 PM , Rating: 3
Hey there TYP,

I felt compelled to downvote you for that post, reason being:

- it was a massive wall of text. Your point is lost in waffle, rhetoric and speculation, akin to FUD.

- you essentially just copied swaths of content from another website, where the link itself was already sufficent to make your point.

- Your commentary is predominantly off topic and unrelated to the article itself.

Taking the above into account, your post above appears to be a classic troll post, written to provoke an emotional reaction, on a separate topic.

I encourage other posters to refrain from engaging with TYP's post and thereby discourage such trolling behaviour.

RE: Wow... just wow
By retrospooty on 1/6/2013 10:22:39 PM , Rating: 2
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RE: Wow... just wow
By Cheesew1z69 on 1/6/2013 10:36:28 PM , Rating: 2
Taking the above into account, your post above appears to be a classic troll post, written to provoke an emotional reaction, on a separate topic.
This is exactly how most of his posts are. I have been saying he is a troll for a while now. Glad someone else finally called him out on it.

RE: Wow... just wow
By TakinYourPoints on 1/6/2013 10:43:03 PM , Rating: 2
I agree that the post could have been half the length, I just hammered it out and didn't edit it.

Otherwise I disagree, the points I bring up are entirely relevant. The number one complaint I see on this new hardware (outside of people unfairly rejecting the OS completely) is about the price of the hardware.

Thinking about it further I don't think the price is that bad, considering that it has ten-point multitouch. Same with the Surface Pro, a grand for that hardware and 128GB SSD isn't bad at all.

The problem isn't the hardware, it is that people are conditioned to pay less thanks to netbooks, unfairly I think, and IMO it is a worthwhile discussion given that Windows 8 is targeting more expensive touchscreen hardware.

If you get emotional about it then its your problem. It is entirely relevant given that the "this is too expensive" reaction to hardware like this (which is pretty cool IMO) is squeezing OEMs hard.

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