Lenovo announced its IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, at CES 2013. Described as the company’s first "interpersonal PC," this multi-user, multi-touch, multi-mode device for the home features a 27 inch display, touch UI, built-in battery, and Windows 8 functionality in a Table PC design that can lie flat on any surface so two or more people use the screen at the same time, say for example game-play among several players. Lenovo also demonstrated a large 39-inch wide-screen concept Table PC, code-named "Gamma" at CES 2013.
The IdeaCentre Horizon Table PCHorizon will be available this summer through Lenovo business partners and www.lenovo.com starting at $1,699.
The Horizon Table PC includes Lenovo App Shop, a dedicated apps store powered by Intel AppUp giving users access to 5,000+ multi-user entertainment apps. Horizon also comes with exclusive access or package of pre-loaded gaming and educational apps from industry leading vendors including Electronic Arts, FableVision, Open Labs, Ubisoft, FilmOn TV and hundreds of top games and apps from BlueStacks so players of all ages can:
Become a real estate tycoon in a modern take on the classic MONOPOLY
Maneuver the Lenovo joystick uniquely customized for FishingJoy and Raiding Company
Discover, download and run chart-topping phone and tablet apps on the Horizon Table PC powered by BlueStacks
Challenge friends and family to race their way to the finish line in Draw Race 2 HD
Vie to grab the spotlight and be crowned King of the Opera
Create music and songs like Grammy-award winning artists do with Stagelight
Access more than 120 streaming TV channels on FilmOn TV
Enjoy painting and coloring in the Paint, Color Corner app or play contest games in Lenovo Best Guess
With Horizon’s smart hinge system, users can easily lay it flat and in so doing, the Lenovo Aura multi-user, multi-touch interface (UI) will automatically activate. This simple UI lets families play, learn or enjoy multimedia content together on one screen. Aura also serves as a great way to launch pre-loaded gaming and educational apps or download new ones from the online app store.
In addition, Horizon performs beautifully as a family’s main all-in-one desktop for work and play. Its impressive large backlit screen can be seen from virtually any angle and its NVIDIA GeForce graphics make content look gorgeous with smooth and seamless video playback, eye-popping graphics and heart-pounding Dolby Home Theatre® v4 audio. To support such a command performance, Horizon is powered by Intel® Core™ i7 processors.
As an option, Horizon offers a moveable and space-saving Horizon Multimode Table. This adjustable table allows users to change the angle and height position of the Table PC, from lying flat to a straight-up, 'wall-like mount' at 90 degrees. Lenovo offers an array of protection services for the Horizon Table PC, including In-Home Warranty upgrades for service at the owner’s home or business and up to three years of warranty coverage. Additionally, Lenovo Premium Support’s expert technicians are available when needed with convenient over the phone or remote session support from the comfort of home.