|[January 06, 2013]
Lenovo Pioneers "Interpersonal Computing" with Company's First Table PC
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
(HKSE: 0992)(PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced the IdeaCentre
Horizon Table PC, the company's first "interpersonal PC," a
multi-user, multi-touch, multi-mode device for the home that allows
users to turn their personal computing experience into a shared
The Lenovo (News - Alert) IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC is a 27 inch multi-user, multi-touch, multi-mode device for the home. Horizon allows two or more people to use the screen at the same time, supports interactive physical gaming accessories and is designed for touch screen game-play among several players. (Photo: Business Wire)
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. Horizon takes
advantage of Windows 8 touch functionality to bring customized games
from Electronic Arts and Ubisoft to life in a way players have never
seen before. Horizon can also easily transform into a 27-inch
high-performance desktop to handle whatever productivity tasks users
need to do.
At the 2013
International Consumer Electronics Show this week, Lenovo also today
demonstrated a large 39-inch wide-screen Table PC, code-named "Gamma."
While still an early concept, Gamma illustrates the outstanding
multi-user entertainment experiences such a large screen can provide and
is indicative of Lenovo's future direction in Table PC computing.
"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
A Table PC for the Home
Horizon unleashes the power of Windows 8 and brings multi-player games
to life with its gigantic screen, dynamic 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, a dedicated apps store
powered by Intel (News - Alert) 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 idustry leading vendors
including Electronic Arts, FableVision, Open Labs, Ubisoft, FilmOn TV and
hundreds of top games and apps from BlueStacks so players of all ages
Become a real estate tycoon in a modern take on the classic MONOPOLY
Maneuver the Lenovo joystick uniquely customized for FishingJoy and Raiding
Discover, download and run chart-topping phone and tablet apps on the
Horizon Table PC powered by BlueStacks
Challenge friends and family to race their way to the finish line in Draw
Race 2 HD
Vie to grab the spotlight and be crowned King of the Opera
Create music and songs like Grammy-award winning artists do with Stagelight
Access more than 120 streaming TV channels on FilmOn TV
Enjoy painting and coloring in the Paint, Color Corner app or
play contest games in Lenovo Best Guess
With Horizon's smart hinge system, users can easily lay it flat and in
so doing, the Lenovo Aura multi-user, multi-touch interface (UI) will
automatically activate. This simple UI lets families play, learn or
enjoy multimedia content together on one screen. Aura also serves as a
great way to launch pre-loaded gaming and educational apps or download
new ones from the online app store.
In addition, Horizon performs beautifully as a family's main all-in-one
desktop for work and play. Its impressive large backlit screen can be
seen from virtually any angle and its NVIDIA (News - Alert) GeForce graphics make
content look gorgeous with smooth and seamless video playback,
eye-popping graphics and heart-pounding Dolby Home Theatre® v4 audio. To
support such a command performance, Horizon is powered by Intel® Core™
As an option, Horizon offers a moveable and space-saving Horizon
Multimode Table. This adjustable table allows users to change the angle
and height position of the Table PC, from lying flat to a straight-up,
'wall-like mount' at 90 degrees. Lenovo offers an array of protection
services for the Horizon Table PC, including In-Home Warranty upgrades
for service at the owner's home or business and up to three years of
warranty coverage. Additionally, Lenovo Premium Support's expert
technicians are available when needed with convenient over the phone or
remote session support from the comfort of home.
Pricing and Availability1
The IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC will be available beginning in early
summer through Lenovo business partners and www.lenovo.com.
Prices start at approximately $1,699.
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Lenovo (HKSE: 0992)(PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal
technology company - and one of the top two PC makers globally, 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 IBM (News - Alert) 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, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North
Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.
1Prices 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.
"Mobile games and apps that have millions of downloads are now globally
available on Lenovo's PCs including the Horizon Table PC," said Apu
Kumar, Senior VP of Sales and Business Development at BlueStacks. "Our
strategic alliance with Lenovo enables their end users to marry their
smartphones and tablets to their Lenovo PCs and seamlessly access and
enjoy the same great content, apps and services across all their Lenovo
"Electronic Arts is delighted to be working with Lenovo to bring MONOPOLY
to life on the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC," said Glenn Roland, Vice
President of New Platforms and OEM at Electronic Arts. "The unique
capabilities of the hardware allow us to reinvent tablet gaming for a
new segment of consumers and transform our apps into fun,
family-friendly tabletop gaming experiences."
"People desire a more collaborative experience with their technology and
that is just what Lenovo is delivering with its Intel-powered Horizon
Table PC," said Kirk Skaugen, corporate vice president, general manager
PC client group, Intel Corporation. "We're enthusiastic about the
unprecedented innovation happening across all computing segments,
bringing with it new experiences and uses."
"FableVision's mission is to inspire creativity and self-expression in
kids and grown up kids around the world," said Peter H. Reynolds,
FableVision's founder, creativity advocate, and New York Times #1
best-selling children's book author and illustrator. "Lenovo's large
touch screen Horizon Table PC will unleash the potential of
Animation-ish by putting the tools of creation into the hands of people
around the world so they for the first time, collaboratively turn
drawings into animations in just minutes."
"It's exciting to see Lenovo continue to drive innovation and creativity
in their new hardware designs," said Chris Cocks, GM Worldwide OEM
Engineering Services, Microsoft (News - Alert). "With the 27 inch display, touch UI,
built-in battery and new capabilities in Windows 8, the Horizon Table PC
enables a range of computing scenarios, from PC productivity to social
connectivity and family game play."
"We're pleased that Lenovo selected Stagelight as the music creation
platform for the Horizon Table PC," said Cliff Mountain, CEO, OpenLabs.
Our easy music creation software combined with Horizon's large touch
screen allows musicians of all ages to get hands on with their music. As
a parent of four kids, it's great to see a device built for family use.
"Together we're breaking new ground by bringing Ubisoft's collection of
exhilarating games to Lenovo's Horizon Table PC and the Windows 8
operating system," said Carrie Tice, senior director of strategic sales
and partnerships, Ubisoft. "Horizon lets you play games the way they
were intended to be played - many people using touch on a super-sized
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