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Lenovo unveils touchscreen-cum-desktop computer

Lenovo unveils touchscreen-cum-desktop computer

London: Chinese firm Lenovo has unveiled a home tabletop touch-screen computer and people can now enjoy different photos, music and video on the same screen.

The 17.8-pound, 27-inch Windows 8 Pro machine, christened the IdeaCenter Horizon Table PC, should be available "beginning in early summer" at a starting price of $1,699, the company said.

"Horizon makes personal computing interpersonal computing with shared, collaborative experiences among several people," said Peter Hortensius, president of Lenovo's product group, according to the Daily Mail.

"Now many people can enjoy different photos, music and video on the same screen, and they can play games with our special accessories that blend physical and digital interaction," adds Hortensius.

The Horizon Table PC takes advantage of Windows 8's touch-based features to support multi-player gaming among other activities. It runs NVIDIA GeForce graphics as well as 'heart-pounding' Dolby Home Theater v4 audio, Hortensius said.

The computer can transform into a 27-inch desktop for those who want to use it for solitary purposes. There is one trade-off for all of those features. The Horizon Table PC contains only two hours of battery life when not connected to a wall-socket.

Lenovo is also getting ready to market a Horizon Multimode Table that will let users change the angle and height of the PC from lying down flat to facing the user like a normal monitor.

The product was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Sunday.


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