Lenovo slims down for All-in-One PC
CES 2011 All-in-one PCs are supposedly what every consumer wants - most manufacturers say so, including Lenovo, which has revealed four new IdeaCentre and all-in-one desktops at CES this week.
The IdeaCentre A320 is apparently the industry's slimmest all-in-one design and measures just 18.5mm deep at its thinnest point. The A320 has a 21.5in widescreen display and packs an Intel Core i5 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. It also comes with numerous ports including in and out HDMI and an integrated card reader. The IdeaCentre A320 will be available in June for $700 (£449).
The IdeaCentre B520 is Lenovo's most powerful all-in-one, has the latest Core i7 processor and is aimed at high-end gaming and family entertainment. The company's first frameless AIO design has a 23in multitouch touchscreen that utilises Project Capacitive Touch for greater accuracy. The IdeaCentre B520 is available in June for $900 (£578).
The IdeaCentre B320 is a computer that's also a TV. It has a 21.5in multi-touch screen and comes with the latest Core i5 processor. Switch between HDTV and computer mode at the press of a button, or enjoy both at the same time with its picture-in-picture function. The IdeaCentre B320 is available from June starting at $700 (£449).
Lastly there's the Lenovo C205 - the more affordable option. With a 18.5in HD widescreen display and an optional touchscreen panel, The C205 is geared for 'infotainment' purposes and has 720p HD graphics support, built-in webcam, mic and speakers. It has a two-tone colour and packs up to an ATI Radeon HD6000 series 1G graphics processor. The Lenovo C205 will start at $450 (£289). ®
Hey big spender.
People who actually have to save up for stuff?
What who wants?*
* (not to be confused with Who wants Who -- that's here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/05/who_marriage/)
"All-in-one PCs are supposedly what every consumer wants - most manufacturers say so..."
That's because all-in-one PCs are what manufacturers want. If you have to buy a new monitor every time you buy a PC, they can get more profit per sale. Not to mention if any part breaks, they can sell a whole new system. Plus they can charge a premium for "style."
Is it me or are they.......
More like the PC equivalent of an iMac. Stick on the latest Ubuntu or hack OS X onto it and you're pretty much there. Much cheaper too.
Stylish looks indeed! I think if I ever needed an all in one for media consumption, I'd seriously consider this machine.
450 isn't too much either really... How does it compare to a similarly priced telly?