Lenovo intro 2014 Horzion 2 AIO with QHD (2560×1440) display coming in June @$1,499
Lenovo is recasting the mold on the Table PC with a dramatically thinner and now also lighter 27-in Horizon 2. The slimmed down form factor measures as thin as a deck of playing cards at just 19.5mm, and shaves off weight, making it easier to transport around the home. Horizon 2 also offers improved performance with smarter features like near field communications (NFC) that interact with a user’s other devices for a truly one of a kind digital content sharing experience.
For example, users can now access media from their PC or smartphone on their home network directly on Horizon 2’s display when it lays flat in Table Mode with the Aura interface activated. They can either use the new Horizon mobile app to shake their mobile Android device, allowing the content to “fall” onto Horizon 2’s screen. Or they can place the mobile device on the screen, which signals to the Aura dial to open around it and “pull” out content onto Horizon 2’s display. Also, users can edit photos and share directly from Aura to Facebook.
New motion control features allow for easy navigation of photos, presentations, e-book pages and music tracks, and using Horizon 2’s new face tracing feature, users can upload photos from their camera or smartphone and the Aura interface will try to recognize the faces in the photos. The Horizon 2 also comes with dozens more new multi-user, multi-touch family entertainment including Ubisoft’s Chubby Kings; a four-player family fun game, Omnivision’s Halli Galli; a popular entertainment game; and Legacy Games’ Crayola’s Songbook; a children’s interactive musical and drawing experience along with several education apps such as I Spy from Scholastic.
Horizon 2 continues the interpersonal Table PC’s focus facilitating collaborative computing in both Table and Stand Modes with its Windows 8.1 10-finger touchscreen, large traditional or hybrid storage, up to 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Dolby® Home Theater.™ Of course, users can adjust the screen in Stand Mode for a performance AIO desktop. They can also enjoy it in Table Mode when it’s laid flat for computing together and playing games with up to four people. With nearly four hours of battery reserve5 and optional table accessory, it can be transported easily from room to room.
The Horizon 2 Table PC will be available beginning in June with models starting at $1,499 via major retailers and www.lenovo.com.
•Thinner and Lighter than Horizon I
•27” frameless 16:9 with 1780 wide-view display
•Now up to QHD (2560×1440) with 10-point touch
•19.5mm thin and 15.4 lbs
•Aura 2.0: New games and apps
•New TV mode within Aura*
•New digital accessories: card checker, pen*
•Up to 4th gen Intel Core i7
•Up to 8GB DDR3, 500GB HDD or 500GB hybrid SSHD with integrated 8GB SSD cache
•Up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 840A, 2GB
•JBL sound system with Dolby Home Theater v4
•6 cell Li-ion battery (4 hr battery life)
•Tap to transfer- NFC*
•Wireless a/c and Bluetooth 4.0