New Tablet Designed for All to Use (at Once!)

by Nate Wooley | January 7, 2013 9:20 am

ideacenter horizon table pc 300 200x196 New Tablet Designed for All to Use (at Once!)[1]Now there’s a tablet — actually, a table — computer big enough for the whole family.

The new IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC by Lenovo (PINK:LNVGY[2]) is enormous. Measuring a huge 27 inches, the screen can be laid flat to whole families to use. Laid on a table, it’s big enough for four people to use at once.

Lenovo is calling the IdeaCentre Horizon the world’s first “interpersonal computer” instead of a “personal computer” because the idea is to promote a shared computing experience for families and groups, The Associated Press reports[3]. With a screen bigger than 8 of Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL[4]) iPads and running Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT[5]) Windows 8, up to 10 fingers can be manipulating the touchscreen system at once for a true, multi-user experience.

The system also comes with entertainment enhancements such as “strikers” for an air hockey game, and suction-cup joysticks can be purchased for other games.

Lenovo will bring the new system to the market this summer. With a price point of $1,699, the IdeaCentre Horizon is far pricier than a tablet computer, though it is meant more so as a PC than a tablet.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/ideacenter-horizon-table-pc-300-200x196.png
  2. LNVGY: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=LNVGY
  3. The Associated Press reports: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TEC_GADGET_SHOW_LENOVO_COFFEE_TABLE_TABLET?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-01-06-23-27-26
  4. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  5. MSFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSFT
  6. Wednesday Apple Rumors: New iPad Coming in March: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/wednesday-apple-rumors-new-ipad-coming-in-march/
  7. Amazon to Launch New Kindle Service for Kids: http://investorplace.com/2012/12/amazon-to-launch-new-kindle-service-for-kids/
  8. Does the Surface Have All the Storage It Claims?: http://investorplace.com/2012/11/does-the-surface-have-all-the-storage-it-claims/

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