Today’s date is the 10th of January – yes I know we are all aware of this information but Lenovo has announced a coffee table PC at CES that will raise eyebrows. April’s fools day (1 April worldwide) is one day a year in which you don’t take notice of the news, newspaper and any suspicious looking news. Lenovo is a few months early as a 27” “coffee table” PC is really a stretch for a brand such as Lenovo. Lenovo is obviously trying to create a market for a new range of devices and is calling the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC an interpersonal computer. If anyone has a definition for an “interpersonal computer” please leave a comment on the PriceCheck Facebook page.
Lenovo makes some of the most widely used notebooks in the world and has an image of being focused on enterprise happiness. If you are a corporate, Lenovo is in most cases an option for new staff notebooks. So the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC is a bit out of character for them.
Comparisons to it can be made being similar to a flat iMac which is not standing in its normal straight position. Microsoft (initially called Surface and renamed to Pixel Sense) and Samsung have created similar smart tables in which you can put your devices on and then get instant access. The IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC is the size of 8 iPads put alongside one another and weighs 7 kilograms. So it is a monster of a “coffee table”. The concept is not new but would you spend a large amount of money purchasing the “coffee table” PC instead of purchasing iPads or Galaxy Tab 2’s for your loved ones?
“Coffee table” PC’s are seriously a stretch for even the most gadget loving and buying people out there. Is this the start of more home items becoming technological?