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January 09, 2013

Lenovo Announces 'Interpersonal Computing' with Table PC

Lenovo (News - Alert), a personal technology company, has announced the details of the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, the company’s first "interpersonal PC," a multi-user, multi-touch, multi-mode device that allows users to turn their personal computing experience into a shared endeavor.

The world of digital home entertainment is evolving and transforming. Spacious home servers handle massive media files while compact PCs unobtrusively hook to TV or monitor. IdeaCentre systems get their power from unbeatable multi-core processors.

Intel (News - Alert) Turbo Boost Technology provides raw power and speed for efficient performance. Intel Hyper-Threading Technology helps processor cores multi-task.

As a Table PC, Horizon can lie flat on any surface. It lets two or more people use the screen at the same time, support interactive physical gaming accessories and is designed for touchscreen game-play among several players.

It also has Windows 8 touch functionality for customized games from Electronic Arts and Ubisoft.

Horizon can be transformed into a 27-inch high-performance desktop.

Lenovo also demonstrated a large 39-inch wide-screen Table PC, code-named "Gamma." Gamma offers multi-user entertainment experiences and shows the future of Lenovo's future direction in Table PC computing.

“We've seen technology shifts across the four screens, from the desktop to the laptop, tablet and smartphone, and yet, while people have more computing power than ever before, there is still room for technologies like Horizon that bring people together. Horizon makes personal computing interpersonal computing with shared, collaborative experiences among several people,” stated Peter Hortensius, president of Product Group, Lenovo.

“Now many people can enjoy different photos, music and video on the same screen, and they can play games with our special accessories that blend physical and digital interaction. Horizon reflects our commitment to delivering the innovative products that define the PC Plus era,” Hortensius added.

Horizon offers multi-player games with its gigantic screen, dynamic graphics and 10-finger touch. It has an e-dice and four joysticks and strikers. The Horizon Table PC includes Lenovo App Shop, a dedicated apps store powered by Intel AppUp, giving users access to multi-user entertainment apps. 

“People desire a more collaborative experience with their technology and that is just what Lenovo is delivering with its Intel-powered Horizon Table PC,” said Kirk Skaugen, corporate vice president, general manager PC client group, Intel Corporation. “We’re enthusiastic about the unprecedented innovation happening across all computing segments, bringing with it new experiences and uses.”

Horizon’s smart hinge system allows users to lay it flat, allowing the Lenovo Aura multi-user, multi-touch interface (UI) to automatically activate. This puts multimedia content on one screen.

Its large backlit screen can be seen from virtually any angle and its NVIDIA (News - Alert) GeForce graphics provides smooth and seamless video playback, high-quality graphics and Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio. Horizon is powered by Intel Core i7 processors.

Also, Horizon offers a moveable and space-saving Horizon Multimode Table. This adjustable table allows users to change the angle and height position of the Table PC, from lying flat to a straight-up.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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