Lenovo Unveils 27-Inch, Multi-User Table PC

By Oliver VanDervoort January 07, 2013

When talking about the most popular computer companies in the world, you may not land on Lenovo without some prodding. The company has been working rather hard over the last six months or so to make itself a household name, and its latest creation could do quite a bit to accomplish that goal.

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this week, Lenovo has announced its first “interpersonal PC.” 

This new computer is being billed as a “multi-user, multi-touch and multi-mode” device that will allow home computer users to take their personal computing experience and turn it into a shared computing experience.

Lenovo has been making headlines over the last few months by rolling out similar innovations, such as its own line of Ultrabooks geared toward those standing in a crowded field.

Lenovo has even jumped into the smart television market with both feet, by offering a model that works with an Android operating system. The Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC comes equipped with a 27-inch monitor that actually allows more than one person to use the screen at one time.

The computer also allows for touchscreen game play, as well as physical gaming accessories that make gaming on a computer different with the Horizon than on any home computer. The Horizon works with a Windows 8 operating system, and because of this, can go from a new kind of gaming computer to a fully functional high-performance desktop in the blink of an eye.

Lenovo apparently isn't going to be resting on its laurels when it comes to the table PC, though. The firm also demonstrated a mammoth 39-inch table PC which has been named “Gamma,” still in the concept design stage and probably won't be released to the public this year.

But 2014 could see its arrival. 

The Horizon boasts a dedicated app store, the Lenovo App Shop, which already has more than 5,000 entertainment-based, multi-user applications. The computer comes with a smarthinge design that allows users to lay it flat or display it like a regular desktop computer.




Edited by Braden Becker

Contributing Writer

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

The Road of Municipal Broadband Leads to FCC Broadband Title II

By: Doug Mohney    3/2/2015

Almost lost in the Federal Communication Commission's announcement that it plans to put tighter, Title II utility-style regulation onto broadband carr…

Read More

Secure Shell Key Management in Light of OpenSSL Vulnerabilities: Part 2

By: TMCnet Special Guest    3/2/2015

Identity and access management solutions assist in controlling the access to cloud infrastructure, applications, servers and both structured and unstr…

Read More

The FCC's Big Net Neutrality Day

By: Peter Bernstein    2/27/2015

I am going to admit to being surprised by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCCs) Open Internet decision. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's new n…

Read More

FCC Vote Endorses Title II Approach to Net Neutrality

By: Paula Bernier    2/26/2015

After months of debate and the collection of comments from four million Americans, the Federal Communications Commission today voted on - and approved…

Read More

Frontier Customers Get DVR-Driven Free and Web TV

By: Bob Wallace    2/26/2015

In what could be a match made in cord cutter heaven, Frontier Communications said it will bundle the TiVo Roamio OTA DVR with its high-speed data serv…

Read More