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Lenovo unveils 27-inch 'coffee table' tablet PC

12:41 PM, Jan 7, 2013   |    comments
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Lenovo's latest PC attempts to move computing from the desk to the coffee table.

During the International Consumer Electronics Show, the personal computer maker unveiled the IdeaCentre Horizon, a device with 27-inch screen that functions both as a standard desktop and a huge tablet.

The Horizon features a multi-touch screen that allows multiple users to input commands simultaneously. Users can place the device flatly on any surface as a tablet, or prop the computer up with a smart hinge, and use a mouse and keyboard in a traditional format.

The device will run on the Windows 8 operating system, and features hard drives with up to 1 terabyte of storage and an Intel Core processor. If a 27-inch tablet seems ridiculous, Lenovo is also demonstrating a 39-inch wide-screen version at CES.

"Horizon makes personal computing interpersonal computing with shared, collaborative experiences among several people," says Peter Hortensius, president of Lenovo's Product Group, in a statement.

The PC will boast an app store with more than 5,000 apps, many of which will include multi-touch games tailored to Horizon, Lenovo says.

The Horizon launches this summer, starting at $1,699.

Brett Molina, USA TODAY

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