A couple of months ago we saw a man incorporate the Microsoft Surface Table into his coffee table to have a huge display running the Windows 8. That was pretty cool, and what’s cooler now is that we will actually be getting coffee table-like computers from Lenovo.
The company is setting forth with their IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, touting it as the first “interpersonal computer”. It’s like a huge coffee table that allows four people to use it simultaneously.
The whooping 27-inch display has Windows 8 running inside and you can set it on a table if you wish to do serious work, or you can pick it up, unhook the power cord and lay it flat on the ground and play board games with the family.
Four people can comfortably sit around it and the screen is designed to respond to ten fingers touching it at the same time.
It’s not a tablet at all, more like a TV screen, that weighs 15 pounds, which you can carry around. The device looks extremely fit enough for some gaming, especially as it includes plastic “strikers” for “Air Hockey” and joysticks that can be attached to the screen with suction cups for playing shooters.
Handling images and video files on the screen looks to be easy, and a demonstration showed that spreading out five fingers will clear the screen of any files hanging around and bunching your fingers together would bring them back. Photos and videos could be rotated and handled by fingers.
Lenovo announced that the Table PC would be in the market this summer and that the price would start from $1,699. The price may seem heavy, but then so is the Table PC.