At IFA, Lenovo revealed two new portable desktop PCs, HORIZON 2s and 2e. These PCs are now thinner and lighter models and more importantly more affordable models.
The HORIZON 2s with the “s” representing “slim” epitomizes the concept of a thin and light tabletop PC at just 0.59-inches and just over five pounds. This machine amazingly shaves 10 pounds off the original HORIZON 2, making it even easier to carry around from room to room in a house or even outside the home. Designed as a dual work and collaborative interpersonal device for play, the new HORIZON tabletop PCs provide the same Stand and Flat modes as previous models. Users can enjoy working in the Windows environment when upright as an AIO and then lay it flat to play games in Lenovo’s Aura interface.
Both models include Lenovo’s advanced Aura multi-user interface that allows two or more people to access their individual photos, videos and music together on the same screen. Aura now works even better with Android devices. Users can pair up to four Android devices at one time for quick access to media from their Android smartphone, tablet or other device directly on the PC’s FHD display. When it’s time to work, an optional premium aluminum stand accessory serves as a charging station with the HORIZON 2s placed at a comfortable height for long term use in Stand Mode
For those on a budget, the new HORIZON 2e comes with a 21.5-inch FHD screen starting at just $749. Both the HORIZON 2s and 2e come with up a 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor and genuine Windows 8.1, along with near field communications (optional on the 2e) for a seamless digital content sharing experience, and Bluetooth 4.0 for fast device pairing. Both models feature integrated Dolby® Home Theater® stereo speakers for professional-grade multimedia sound control and optional gaming accessories, including joystick, e-Dice and striker. The integrated battery provides up to 2.5 hours of streaming HD via Wi-Fi on the 2s and three hours on the 2e, providing users with enough power to watch their favorite film a second time without the hassle of plugging in. They also both come pre-installed with more than 40 multi-user gaming and education applications.
The Lenovo HORIZON 2s and HORIZON 2e PCs will be available beginning in October with models starting at $949 and $749 respectively via major retailers and www.lenovo.com.