Lenovo Windows 8 27-inch IdeaCentre Horizon AiO-tablet PC on sale

One of the highlights of CES 2013 in January was the reveal of the IdeaCentre Horizon, the 27-inch all-in-one Windows  PC that can also be used as a battery-powered tablet for use on a table or floor. Today, Lenovo finally started taking orders for the IdeaCentre Horizon on its website.

The PC maker's online store shows two models are on sale. One has an Intel Core i5 processor with a starting price of $1,699 and a ship date of May 9th. The other model has a faster Intel Core i7 processor with a starting price of $1,849 and a ship date of May 3rd. Both versions come with NVIDIA's GeForce GT620M graphics chip with 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB hard drive.

The IdeaCentre Horizon activates a special UI, called Lenovo Aura, when the PC is in tablet model and placed flat on a table or floor. The battery life in that mode is supposed to be two hours. Lenovo is also shipping what it calls "one eDice, two Strikers and two Joysticks" which are similar to game board tokens that can be used with special games and software included with the PC.

Source: Lenovo | Image via Lenovo

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Almost, but still not what I want, lose the all in one concept, just want the screen with digitizing pen. So sad the industry has this all in one concept, does nothing but drive the cost of a screen threw the roof. When is some company going to get a clue and start selling just the screen, paying for a computer inside and a battery, does nothing to compliment my existing desktop computer.

I want to see this Lenovo venched against the imac. For the crazed MVD poster who is incapable of learning facts, lets show what this puppy can do.
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It has so many benfits above the iMac 27"

This bay can be used as a tablet-top PC for friends and you can play games, and view other content. Its more portable vs an IMac. The Lenovo has a battery making it a 27" tablet. It works with touchscreen applictaions so it doubles as a tablet PC....so you are getting 2 computers in one...the iMac is but one computer.

This puppy has i5 and i7 availability, the iMac only i5. This baby has 2GB of RAM for the GPU, the iMac has 512 which means it still cant run games at full resolution. In fact, desktop apps like Autodesk/AutoCAD will suck on that CPU. Windows game scan run at full 1920x1080 at full frame rates...wont happen on a Mac with OpenGL, Even in Windows, you cant on the Mac.

The above PC will allow me it install larger storage capacity, while the iMac will not.
http://www.neowin.net/news/len...dows-8-pc-testing-39-incher

Look at the video MVD and there are many more. If Apple had such you would have thought it was the best thing in the world. And you would have been rubbing it in our face. But since Windows has it first, than all you can do is troll horrible, poorly thought out posts?

LOL...I laugh at purposeful stupidity shown by a fan of any platform. You are supposed to hype a product because it is unique, has nice features and capabilities and is overall useful. Last I check, this is not brand specific...because if that is the case, Apple wouldn't be on any list.

This is basically a 27" iPad...but BETTER. BETTER screen, better resolution, BETTER processing power, BETTER GPU power, totally portable and has a battery even if it doesn't last long


Look at the eDice and Ice Hockey thingies....AWESOME!!!! Can your more expnsive iMac be used by more than 2 ppl at the same time...using NO MOUSE....NO KEYBOARD? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....

This is Lenovo's version of the original Surface and it is beautiful. The iMac has seen its days.
Oh and Lenovo sales more computers than Apple does and they are a much younger company.

I play to sell my desktop this year and get this puppy. It is awesome!

I can't wait for the50" tablets. I'm gonna buy one and slap it down in Starbucks to **** off all the old people on ipads. Lozano

I have too much junk strewn about my desk to have this. Also, it's f-ing huge and bulky and not sexy in the back but probably better than what HP/Dell are doing. Other than that good, Windows 8 should be experienced with touch, waste otherwise

Guess a standard 27" resolution like 2560x1440 isn't important when you're just looking at giant fischer-price tiles anyway

MVD said,
Guess a standard 27" resolution like 2560x1440 isn't important when you're just looking at giant fischer-price tiles anyway

I guess 2560x1440 on a dumb iMac is incredible for doing standard "mac productivity" like twitter and Facebook.

2560x1440 isn't much better than 1920x1080. Pixels are still very visible in both case.

if you want a great screen with high resolution to do serious work, what about a 20" 3840 x 2560 pixels touch display?

http://blog.laptopmag.com/pana...-on-screens-dont-get-better?

MVD said,
Guess a standard 27" resolution like 2560x1440 isn't important when you're just looking at giant fischer-price tiles anyway
1920x1080 is the STANDARD HD resolution. The iMac having a higer resolution ot do what exactly?


Here let me help you. Computers are more than just workneches, they are also many peoples Entertainment Center. 1920 x 1080 means I am 100% compatible with HD content and there won't be a black bar at the top and bottom of the movie like it is on the Mac.

Who is going ot just stare at tiles all day? Lame. Fisher Price? HAHA! The Mac is all about work and no fun. Name something fun you can do on OS X.

Fact, Any game avail for Windows that is avail on the Mac don't play the same. Even when you run Windows games using bootcamp in Windows, you don't get the same benefits. On WIndows I can run all my games I like at full 1920 x 1080 and they will run at full frame rates...they will not on the mac even when you make the resolution exactly the same.

What are you bragging about son? NOTHING. Hotair trolling from the Mac crowd who represent 5% of the total world PC market. HAHA. Join the Linux fan club.

You can crack on Windows all you want...but for what the Mac cost, Windows is worth every penny. Why would I pay more for a PC just to do less? Computers are for both work and fun. If your expensive Mac can't do both equally and you paid more, you should consider seeing a doctor. YOU and the other 5% of YORU kind.

iMac is more expensive, has only 512MB for gfx and no i7 option. It also runs OS X which would be a problem. Actual street price for the lenovo will likely be around $150 less at least.

The i7 model will probably sell for less than the lower 27inch imac model (which is 1799)..

Mortis said,
No pun intented, but at that prices, you'd better get an iMac (new 2013 line).

do you really think the iMac can compare to that?

does it have a touch screen?
does it have a battery?
does it have the ability to run tablet apps along with desktop apps?

Nobody wants a vertical touchscreen except kids, why move my arm 28" when I can move the mouse 1/4" and click. I also don't want smudges on my beautiful screen since the reflections they create ruin visibility. Vertical touch creates gorilla arm and isn't ergonomic

Why would an AIO or iMac need a battery? One more thing that can break and pointless since the screen is so big, it will only last an hour or two. Pen/stylus input also not supported on the Lenovo so that wacom type usage scenario is out.

What tablet apps? The 50000 hello world and duplicate sports score apps are all garbage. Whoopdy do Netflix

Edited by MVD, Apr 17 2013, 8:52pm :

MVD said,
Vertical touch creates gorilla arm and isn't ergonomic

Stop slurping up the Steve Jobs pablum. I can reach the top of my 17" notebook my extending my arm a mere 3" more from the typing position. I would welcome touch capability on my notebook.

You sound like an apologist for Apple's being late to market in the touch-enabled PC space.

MVD said,
Nobody wants a vertical touchscreen except kids, why move my arm 28" when I can move the mouse 1/4" and click. I also don't want smudges on my beautiful screen since the reflections they create ruin visibility. Vertical touch creates gorilla arm and isn't ergonomic

another big FAIL from an apple fanboy.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILib...BC2DF4&tabname=Features

look at the Lenovo website and you'll understand why this computer model is named "horizon".

an AIO doesn't have to be like a dumb iMac. It can be transformed as needed as a table top to use touch enabled apps.


Why would an AIO or iMac need a battery? One more thing that can break and pointless since the screen is so big, it will only last an hour or two. Pen/stylus input also not supported on the Lenovo so that wacom type usage scenario is out.

the point of the battery is to carry it from one room to another. Useful if you use it as a tv in the living room, or computer in your bedroom.


What tablet apps? The 50000 hello world and duplicate sports score apps are all garbage. Whoopdy do Netflix

there is already much more useful apps in the windows store 6 months after launch than apps on the mac app store after 2 years.

and in 2 years, there will be much more useful apps than on the iPad appstore.

Scroogled said,

Stop slurping up the Steve Jobs pablum. I can reach the top of my 17" notebook my extending my arm a mere 3" more from the typing position. I would welcome touch capability on my notebook.

You sound like an apologist for Apple's being late to market in the touch-enabled PC space.

Guess again, all Windows PC's here. That doesnt preclude me from knowing b.s. when I see it. If anything's late to market, its MS in their overreaction to the iPad to the extent they want to make EVERY platform act like an iPad even on the desktop where it doesn't make sense.

And sorry to burst your bubble but there is no "touch-enabled PC space" to be late to, because it doesn't exist. People aren't buying them - because metro is ugly and because they're too expensive and the price premium isn't worth it.

Mortis said,
No pun intented, but at that prices, you'd better get an iMac (new 2013 line).
Will it have a touchscreen? Oh and just FYI...highend laptops that have i7 are around this price. #justsayin

Edit: Also I just checked pricing compared to iMac. The iMac ONLY comes with i5 for a starting cost of 1799 and 1999. There is no i7 option period. The PC above gives you an i7 option for 1849 and its still almost less than BOTH iMacs.

Dude please learn how to count. A Windows PC will always be the better option on price 8 times out of 10.

And this thing above is fairly more portable vs an iMac, The iMac does have a slightly better CPU. But APple is only giving you 512MB of RAM with it while the one above has 2GB of RAM...so it will perform better at games, which ALL Macs no matter how they are configured suck at. And those Windows games will run at full resolutions and full frames rates thanks to DirectX, they won't on Macs and OpenGL.

If you still think the iMac is a better bargain? The 2013 model won't be cheaper. It may have a few speed bumps. But we will see. Why wait for an iMac when I can have that AIO above that looks like a pretty portable table PC?

You need to go view the link and see the video for the computer. Full touch capable, more than 2 people can use it at the same time. Isnt to heavy as the female carried it with no problem. Way more portable vs an iMac. Doesn't need a keyboard/mouse to operate. Works with all Windows x86/x64 applications. Install Media Center and you can use the media centre remote. SmartGlass will allow it to work with Xbox for a full entertainment option, oh and it has home theatre speakers.

If the iMac hand all of that it would be $3000 Dude, you f=go right ahead and wait for that iMac all by your lonesome.

Edited by Hi_XPecTa_Chens, Apr 18 2013, 5:50pm :

Mortis said,
No pun intented, but at that prices, you'd better get an iMac (new 2013 line).
You and those who liked your comments, obviously didn't view the video or look at the specs and capabilities of this device.

Fanbois who stick together, lower the genius pool

MVD said,
Nobody wants a vertical touchscreen except kids, why move my arm 28" when I can move the mouse 1/4" and click. I also don't want smudges on my beautiful screen since the reflections they create ruin visibility. Vertical touch creates gorilla arm and isn't ergonomic

Why would an AIO or iMac need a battery? One more thing that can break and pointless since the screen is so big, it will only last an hour or two. Pen/stylus input also not supported on the Lenovo so that wacom type usage scenario is out.

What tablet apps? The 50000 hello world and duplicate sports score apps are all garbage. Whoopdy do Netflix

Again a fan who cant think outside the box. How about this Sherlock? Have a prty at the house. you bring this baby out and not only impress your friends, you can use it as a full touch game table, complete with games pieces designed to work this baby like the original Surface table pc.

Did you even look at the video? Nope obviously you didn't. Its a PC....even if it is like a tablet. It looks like at other flat screen PC....add a tv tuner USB accessory and you also have a desktop tv. If you cant think outside the box, than you have bigger problems than you think.

Why would an AIO need a battery? Because it is a portable AIO. It is basically a 27" tablet that is within consumer price range. We can now have our own Surface. Oh and what tablet apps? Windows 8 can run the same apps as Windows RT which is a tablet. So all those touch-centric games will all work.

You means as big as your eyes are you can't see that? What are you eyes attached too? How are you thinking? Oh wait, you weren't. You were to busy trolling to say something bad.