Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC
The Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC is a desktop computer that features a large touchscreen that can lie flat and accept up to 10 simultaneous touch inputs. The IdeaCentre Horizon can be used as a standard desktop PC or laid down flat and carried around thanks to the use of an internal battery. The Horizon runs Windows 8 Pro and packs a Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 1TB HDD and an Nvidia GeForce 620M.
Large 1080p touch-screen display.
Aura interface engaging and intuitive.
Full suite of family-centric apps and games.
Bundled accessories enhance user experience.
Better graphics performance than other portable all-in-ones.
Excellent touch-optimized software.
Display offers good image quality.
Works well as a table PC.
Wireless keyboard has undersized keys and shallow travel.
Not very portable.
Lack of third-party software support.
Display needs more pixels.
By TechSpot on August 16, 2013
A touch-enabled all-in-one running Windows 8 that doubles as a tabletop gaming machine is innovative and has a ton of potential on paper, but unfortunately the Horizon Table PC fell way short in realizing that potential. A slow 5,400 RPM hard drive that drags the entire system down, only two USB ports...65
By PCAdvisor on August 20, 2013
Part all-in-one, part tablet, the IdeaCentre Horizon folds flat into a unique family entertainment system. Build quality is high, but connectivity is poor and our sample also suffered from poor hard drive performance.70
By cnet on August 15, 2013
Tabletop PCs may not be fully ready for the mainstream, but this coffee-table-size version from Lenovo is fun to use, and doubles as a solid all-in-one desktop.79
By BT on August 07, 2013
The demand for touchscreen apps and games will mean that the Horizon will become more useful over time. But when a pretty decent laptop costs around £800 and a tablet costs half as much, you have to question the benefit of fusing the two products on this scale.40
By TomsHardware on July 28, 2013
Fortunately, the $1500 model we reviewed isn't Lenovo's only offering. The company sells three other designs with Core i7s that are still dual-core, Hyper-Threading-equipped, 17 W chips, but run at higher frequencies. There's even a version with an SSD cache. Just bear in mind that two of the four configurations don't come with batteries. Portability has its price, after all.75
By AsiaOne on July 20, 2013
If you are game to try something different, the Lenovo Horizon is a good first attempt at merging a PC with your coffee table.-
By PCPer on July 12, 2013
If Lenovo could prove to me that the software ecosystem for this kind of design was going to remain strong I would feel more comfortable recommending the Horizon to readers looking for a family-friendly all-in-one, but for now I think it is a bit more risk than I would take on without knowing 100% that this is what you want.80
By MailOnline on July 06, 2013
We’re clearly in the trial-and-error phase now, though. Like most sensible technology writers, I try to avoid gazing into my crystal ball to predict the future. But I’m going to go out on a limb here - I fear the ‘table PC’ may struggle to catch on.60
By PCWorld on June 28, 2013
On the bright side, you twist just a single oversized knob to remove and reattach the tablet to the cart. So it’s easy to use the Horizon as an all-in-one PC most of the time, and as a roll-away arcade system on game nights.70
By SlashGear on June 18, 2013
While, again, it’s not going to be easy for Lenovo to sell this machine on a large scale, its very existence stands as proof that the company is not amongst those that would make hardware builds just to be first to the concept. This computer is unique as well as robust: ready for the living room, the class room, ready for any odd game-friendly room in-between.-