When talking about the most popular computer companies in the world, you may not land on Lenovo (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert)) 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.