Lenovo has announced the launch of IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, a multi-user, multi-touch, multi-mode device for the home that allows users to turn their personal computing experience into a shared computing experience.
As a Table PC, Horizon can lie flat on any surface, lets two or more people use the screen at the same time, supports interactive physical gaming accessories and is designed for touch screen game-play among several players, the company said.
"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," said Peter Hortensius, president, 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."
Horizon unleashes the power of Windows 8 and brings multi-player games to life with its screen, graphics and 10-finger touch. It comes with a special set of accessories including an e-dice and four joysticks and strikers to offer a completely new digital gaming experience that combines the physical gaming accessory with the on-screen action. For the player, the action is part physical, part digital - an activity that Lenovo refers to as phygital.
The Horizon Table PC includes Lenovo App Shop, an apps store powered by Intel AppUp giving users access to 5,000+ multi-user entertainment apps. Horizon also comes with exclusive access or package of pre-loaded gaming and educational apps from vendors including Electronic Arts, FableVision, Open Labs, Ubisoft, FilmOn TVand hundreds of top games and apps from BlueStacks.
In addition, Horizon performs as a family's main all-in-one desktop for work and play. Its large backlit screen can be seen from virtually any angle and its NVIDIA GeForce graphics make content look gorgeous with video playback, graphics and Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio. To support such a command performance, Horizon is powered by Intel Core i7 processors, the company added.