Lenovo’s desktops and laptops are normally very business-minded, with apparently little thought given to style. But not the IdeaCentre A600. It has looks to compete with HP TouchSmart and Apple iMac. Lenovo actually claims that it’s the thinnest AIO computer in the market today, and from its looks, it’s most likely true. It’s not a touchscreen AIO like HP’s TouchSmart series though, but the A600 introduces a different form of interaction altogether in the form of its 4-in-1 remote control.
What’s so great about a remote control? Well, aside from serving as a Windows Media Center remote control, this accelerometer-equipped device also triples up as a game controller, mouse pointer, and VoIP phone. When it comes to appearance and design, the A600 is based around a 21.5-inch screen with Full HD 1920 x 1080px resolution. It’s thin at the top while the bottom is much thicker because that’s where the bulk of the hardware components are located. For connectivity options, it sports WiFi, a 6-in-1 media card reader, side-mounted USB and FireWire ports with additional USB ports on the rear of the panel.
The price starts at $999 with choices of Intel Core 2 Duo processors, optional ATI Radeon graphics and technology with DirectX10 support, up to 4GB of RAM, and up to 1TB (1000GB) of hard drive space for storing hundreds of videos, music, and other documents.
Other features include:
• 1.3 or 2-megapixel camera
• Touch sensitive controls
• VeriFace 3.5 face recognition
• Dolby home theatre
• Intel G45 Chipset
I’m aware that Lenovo’s sleek and shiny All-in-One IdeaCentre A600 desktop has been drawing eyes and envy since it was unveiled at CES 2009. But I guess the long wait is over because it’s now on sale and you can start ordering yours today!
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