A First Meet With the Table PC: Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27" All-in-One Review

By on August 16, 2013, 2:58 AM

With all of the attention that tablets, ultrabooks and hybrids have received following the release of Windows 8, you’d be forgiven to let slip from memory an entirely different class of computer that has a lot to gain from Microsoft’s new touch-enabled operating system: the all-in-one.

This came to change with Windows 8 and the Metro interface, so with the evolution of Windows also came the evolution of the all-in-one, at least according to Lenovo. The company’s IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC fully embraces Windows 8’s touch capabilities with a social twist – it moonlights as a Microsoft Surface (the table, not the tablet) that can be used by the entire family for a “fun night in” as Lenovo describes it.

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tipstir tipstir, TS Ambassador, said:

First off nice large screen, but they don't give you the option to mount it on a wall with wall bracket. Where's the 4x holes for that option. That plastic kick stand doesn't seem strong enough to keep this all-in-one with TS for long time usage. The idea to put the TS on the carpet where static electricity is ouch. More suited for a large table.

This is good idea to have a large TS for playing speed hockey and such, but they need to give it more power they always seem not to do that. Don't see how they think at time these designers of new systems.

Keyboard and mouse don't match the TS if your going to go with silver look why not go the full circle.

Why is RAM just 6GB with that type of system it should be 16GB DDR3 and 802.11ac. Longer battery life also there are 13 cells batteries and higher.

HDD is 1 TB why not 2 TB that should spin at 7200 RPM again it spins at 5400 RPM makes things slow going there.

No Blue-Ray Player/DVD-+RW Burner in this unit, how could they not make that option available where most high end 15.6-inch laptops have that. I know I have it in my ACER/GATEWAY.

Camera HD why isn't that 1080p, they like using that 720p HD.

Well first gen of this well pass for me. Next?

joeinav joeinav said:

Horrible display specs makes this DOA

JC713 JC713 said:

The concept is nice, the specs are not there though. I just cant seem to imagine myself carrying this huge PC around like a tablet or phone...

tipstir tipstir, TS Ambassador, said:

The concept is nice, the specs are not there though. I just cant seem to imagine myself carrying this huge PC around like a tablet or phone...

You could carry the ACER has one but it's Android 21.5-inch TS $348 at Walmart: Acer DA220HQL

VitalyT VitalyT said:

So, to save on so many letters, it is a crap product. Thank you for telling us!

St1ckM4n St1ckM4n said:

The Microsoft Surface got renamed to PixelSense. Samsung released a product, but that market has been dead for a while.

I've been waiting a long time for stand-alone touch overlays (or all-in-one screen+touch units) to come down in price and up in performance. I have a strong desire for a 42inch+ touch screen coffee table.

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