Lenovo launched its All-In-One Desktop. We at ControlEnter were fortunate to be try it out first hand, thanks to Lenovo being generous enough to let us feel their new product.
Well to start with IdeaCentre range is exciting because it bring desktops to a whole new level. It is something which will probably be a good differentiator from assembled products for Lenovo besides competition for iMac. IdeaCentre packs in your computer, 21.5? monitor, 2.1 speaker, webcam, Wii like game system and full HD TV in into a box which is only slightly bigger than your usual LCD monitor and definitely much much smaller than a CRT one. This wikipedia linkwill probably make you remember what CRT is all about
Well specs are something to think of, its definitely not cutting edge, its a 2GHz Intel? Core?2 Duo Mobile Processor. But then to pack everything into that box, it makes up for most of it with a decent ATI Radeon graphics card and a 2GB DDR3 RAM. A decent 2.1 Dolby Home Theatre audio certified packed in produces decent quality sound.
One of the killer feature of this setup is the remote control that it packs in. The remote control is a multi-functional device which packs in a motion sensor and voip handset(basically a speaker and mic). The motion sensor also makes it possible to use it as an air mouse And yeah u can also control the multimedia function via it as well with an array of buttons located on it. The basic games(Tennis, Table Tennis and Bowling) that were demonstrated to us come with the pack. They were definitely fun to play.
No Ethernet is a damper though, but yeah it has 6 USB ports(2 in the side and 4 at the rear), a firewire port and 6in1 Media Card Reader. The webcam is located at top of the box and the to login to the system you can use the VeriFace? facial recognition technology from Lenovo instead of the passwords.
The TV Tuner card makes this a good replacement for your TV. The keyboard and mouse are wireless. Which is not always a good idea, considering that replacing AAA cells is not always cheap.
With a price tag of around Rs.65k it does seem like a good buy.
[originally posted by Leeladhar at ControlEnter]