Interpersonal multi-touch device brings people together this spring
- Available for pre-order starting today in the U.S.
- Provides multi-person, multi-touch experience with fun games and interactive accessories
- Two in one: doubles as a full-performance all-in-one Windows 8 touchscreen desktop for the home or office
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – April 16, 2013:Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced that the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC,winner of more than 14 awards at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, will be available for purchase via Lenovo’s website (www.lenovo.com) beginning April 16 in the U.S. The Horizon will hit retail shelves in late June. As the leading interpersonal computing device, the Horizon Table PC brings people together in a totally new way, allowing up to four people to use it simultaneously, interacting with content and playing games with joysticks, strikers and e-dice.
Connecting Families via Edutainment
Nearly half of people Lenovo surveyed1 recently spend a considerable amount of time playing PC games and using apps with their families each week. Horizon fills a need to connect families around one device for a truly shared computing experience over the solitary computing nature of most other devices.
Horizon’s supersized touch screen and dynamic graphics connects people like never before. Just lay Horizon flat in Table PC mode to activate the Aura interface and begin interacting with other people and favorite content, from photos and videos to apps and games. Horizon’s multitouch screen makes playing customized games including Ubisoft’s Raiding Company, Draw Race 2 and King of the Opera and Electronic Art’s Monopoly fun.
Horizon comes preloaded with games from Bluestacks with additional access to thousands more for download. It offers a library of Lenovo games such as Air Hockey as well asStagelight digital music creation software for budding musicians. To bridge the physical and the digital worlds, Horizon comes with a special set of on-the-glass accessories including an e-dice and up to four joysticks and strikers (no batteries required) for a different kind of game play. And with one press of a button, users can rotate the screen 180 degrees to easily show others forward-facing content.
A Table PC and More
While Horizon attracts attention for its unique family time Table PC mode, it also doubles as a user’s high performance, all-in-one 27-inch desktop. Engineered with powerful up to Intel® Core i7™ processors, NVIDIA GeForce graphics and Dolby Home Theatre® v4 audio, Horizon displays content beautifully and supports fast and smooth multimedia playback. Horizon includes the Lenovo Eye Distancing System to alert users and adjust the screen’s brightness when users get too close to the screen. It also includes a built-in battery and WiFi to easily move it around the house, and it brings out the best of Windows 8 with its 10-finger touch support.
Users can choose from a variety of service options for Horizon, including In-Home Warranty upgrades for on-site service and up to three years of warranty coverage as well as Lenovo Premium Support where expert technicians are available when needed via phone or remote session support.
Prices for models on www.lenovo.com start at approximately $1,699.
“Horizon stole the show at CES because it introduced people to a new way of thinking about computing – one that makes the experience shared, collaborative and personal,” said Jay Parker, president, Lenovo North America. “We’re thrilled to be bringing the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC to customers around the world this spring and seeing the unique ways consumers incorporate it into their homes, work and play.”
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.
1Note: A recently administered survey by Lenovo shows that when spending time together at home with their families, 50% of the survey respondents would play games (such as Angry Bird) on a computer / tablet / smartphone a few times a week, and 40% would use a computer / tablet / smartphone as children’s education tool a few times a week, and do such activities as learning numbers, reading books, and drawing pictures. The survey was conducted in December 2012, and had 1,379 respondents in total, aging from 18 to 45 years old, from United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, People’s Republic of China and India.
2Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.