Lenovo provides ‘moveable’ all-in-ones one other shot with the 27-inch Horizon 2 (video)
Along with saying a slew of laptops, tablets and convertibles, Lenovo simply unveiled a trio of Home windows eight all-in-ones. Of the bunch, probably the most notable could be the Horizon 2, which marks Lenovo’s second try at a “moveable” 27-inch desktop. Particularly, Lenovo added each NFC and a brand new, graphically-nice strategy to pair the PC with an Android system: now you can shake your smartphone to share its media with the Horizon 2, inflicting pictures and different content material to “fall” onto the tabletop display — an impact demonstrated within the video after the break. From there, you should use movement controls on the smartphone to do issues like navigate the UI and type by way of photographs, music tracks and the like. The wi-fi hyperlink between the 2 units additionally enables you to immediately browse recent pictures on the Horizon 2 as soon as they’re taken with the telephone, in addition to letting you throw PC content material onto the telephone.
Moreover, Lenovo inbuilt some extra multi-consumer video games, together with enhanced Fb integration in an effort to add photographs on to the location after modifying them. All of which sounds completely affordable: If somebody’s going to purchase a honking 27-inch desktop meant for digital board video games, they’d higher be capable of get probably the most out of the software program expertise.
Talking of that “honking” bit, this model can also be extra compact than final yr’s mannequin. Granted, sixteen.eight kilos is hardly what we might name “moveable,” however nonetheless, a 12 % weight discount continues to be one thing. Different modifications: Although the usual display decision continues to be 1080p, now you can go for a 2,560 x 1,440 panel as an alternative. Like the unique, it options the “newest NVIDIA graphics,” as much as 8GB of RAM and as much as 500GB of storage, although let’s face it: Nobody’s shopping for this for the specs. Nope, you are shopping for it for the suction-cup joysticks, which have fortunately been stored round for the second gen.
As well as, Lenovo up to date final yr’s A730 with the A740. This, too, has a skinny body (4mm on this case), which might be pushed down in order that the display lies flat. Now, although, there is a 2,560 x 1,440 display choice, along with the usual 1080p (noticing a theme right here?). Lenovo additionally stepped as much as 802.11ac WiFi, with Haswell processors, as much as 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, NFC and an elective TV tuner rounding out the specs.
Shifting on, there’s the C560, which replaces final yr’s C540. Obtainable in black and white with a 23-inch display, it is clearly the bottom-finish mannequin right here, with a 1080p show, an elective touchscreen and processors that run the gamut from Celeron to Pentium to Core i3, i5 and i7. Different specs embrace as much as 8GB of reminiscence, as much as a 2TB 7,200RPM exhausting drive and optionally available NVIDIA GeForce 705A graphics with both 1GB or 2GB of VRAM. The C560 arrives first, with shipments starting in February for $659. The Horizon 2 and A740, in the meantime, are each anticipated to go on sale in June, every beginning at $1,499.
Mat Smith and Richard Lai contributed to this report.
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- Key specs
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- Sort All-in-one
- Display measurement 27 inches
- Bundled OS Home windows (eight)
- CPU household Core i7
- System RAM eight GB
- Arduous drive(s) 1 TB&#one hundred sixty;(complete)Platter
- Video outputs HDMI
- Launched 2014-06
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<a href=”http://www.engadget.com/merchandise/lenovo/horizon/2/”> Lenovo Horizon 2 </a>