Lenovo Introduces New Line Of IdeaCentre Desktops / All-In-One PCs At CES - HotHardware
Lenovo Introduces New Line Of IdeaCentre Desktops / All-In-One PCs At CES

Lenovo Introduces New Line Of IdeaCentre Desktops / All-In-One PCs At CES

Lenovo's CES launch started yesterday with five new notebooks, but the company just couldn't let desktop users sneak by without new machines to consider. The company is launching four new IdeaCentre all-in-one PCs today, the A320, B520, B320 and C205.

Each one of these are uniquely designed, so you'll need to gaze on each one to see which design would look best in your place. The A320 is described as the industry's slimmest all-in-one desktop, with a 21.5" widescreen display, Intel's second-generation Core i5 CPU, HDMI input / output and an integrated card reader.


The B520 is a really, really unique looking machine. It's the world's first "frameless multi-touch AIO PC," and it's also the company's most powerful all-on-one. Users can get a Core i7 CPU, and the display utilizes a Project Capacitive Touch panel. There's also a 23" Full HD display, optional NVIDIA 3D Vision, SRS Premium audio, an optional 3-in-1 mouse (with motion-drive gaming and air-mouse functionality) and a focus on delivering high-octane entertainment.


The B320 is trying to be a few things to a few people. Lenovo describes it as a "computer that's also a TV." It has a 21.5" multi-touch display, but there's a Hardware TV feature that allows users to easily switch between TV and PC modes. There's even a picture-in-picture function, and a Core i5 CPU powering it all.


The C205 is a compact machine, designed mostly for areas where space comes at a premium. There's an 18.5" widescreen display, an optional intuitive single-touch panel, support for 720p multi-media playback and an AMD dual-core E-350 CPU. Graphically, there's an AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics card, and there's a two-tone exterior for the style-minded. It's also available with an ATI Radeon HD5450 (1GB) for those who'd prefer a little more horsepower on the GPU end; finally, there's an integrated DVD writer as well.


As for prices, the A320 will be available in June for around $699.99; the B520 will sell for $699 and up; the B320 will also start at $699; and the C205 will start at $449.99.

Lenovo Redefines the ‘A, B, C’s of IdeaCentre All-In-One PCs

IdeaCentre A320 – world’s slimmest AIO design IdeaCentre B520 - Maximum entertainment with the world’s 1st frameless multitouch AIO IdeaCentre B320 – the computer that’s also a TV Lenovo C205 – compact all-in-one design at an affordable price point

CES 2011, Las Vegas – January 4, 2011: Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) today unveiled four new IdeaCentre and Lenovo all-in-one (AIO) desktops at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show that redefine design, performance, style and entertainment capabilities in a desktop form factor. The IdeaCentre A320, B520, B320 and the Lenovo C205 are each uniquely designed to satisfy individual consumers? needs and preferences.

“We?ve seen Lenovo?s IdeaCentre AIO desktop business grow 150% year over year – a significant achievement for Lenovo and powerful statement that consumers desire the unique designs and experiences delivered by our portfolio," said Dion Weisler, vice president, business operations, Lenovo. "The latest Lenovo AIO desktops round out our existing portfolio to offer the right PC for every individual and family that is seeking powerful performance with cutting edge features like touch screen and 3D capabilities, HD monitor and a sleek appearance.”

IdeaCentre A320 – The industry’s slimmest AIO design
The IdeaCentre A320 AIO redefines home computing with its iconic ultra-slim design and features. As the industry?s slimmest AIO design, the A320 measures just 18.5mm deep at its thinnest point. Users can enjoy stunning HD video with the 21.5 inch widescreen display and the latest high contrast LED panel technology. The AIO also comes with the latest 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i5 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, plus a complete range of connectors including HDMI in and out and an integrated card reader.

IdeaCentre B520 – Maximum entertainment with the world’s 1st frameless multitouch AIO
The IdeaCentre B520 AIO desktop is Lenovo?s most powerful AIO and is perfect for consumers seeking high-performance gaming and family entertainment in one machine. The IdeaCentre B520 delivers maximum entertainment with minimum fuss – combining high-performance graphics and the latest 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i7 processor in a compact AIO design. As the industry?s first frameless AIO design with a multitouch touchscreen, the B520 utilizes Project Capacitive Touch (PCT) for a more accurate and comfortable multitouch user experience. The B520 features a 23 inch Full HD display with optional Nvidia?s 3D Vision solution, SRS® Premium Sound audio enhancement and an optional 3-in-1 Mouse with motion-drive gaming and air-mouse functionality. The B520 delivers a truly immersive entertainment experience for both serious gaming and fun family entertainment.

IdeaCentre B320 – The computer that’s also a TV
The 21.5 inch multi-touch IdeaCentre B320 features Hardware TV (HWTV) 1 – which means the B320 is both a regular HD television and a computer.. With HWTV, users can easily switch between computer and TV modes at the press of a button, or even enjoy both at the same time with the picture-in-picture function. The Full HD display supports multi-touch technology and comes with the latest 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i5 processor.

Lenovo C205 – Compact all-in-one design at an affordable price point
The Lenovo C205 is an affordable PC with an ultra-slim space-saving design. With an 18.5 inch HD 16:9 widescreen display and an optional intuitive single-touch touchscreen panel, it?s a great choice for mainstream digital consumers looking for a low-cost „info-tainment? PC for the kitchen or any space- limited area in the home. With 720p high definition graphics support, a high quality web camera, microphone and integrated speakers, sharing photos and videos and chatting online are simple and convenient. This AIO is available with up to AMD Dual Core Processor E-350 with AMD RadeonTM HD 6310 Discrete-Class Graphics. The two tone color shell design makes this computer an ideal fit for any room in the home. The C205 also comes with up to ATI RadeonTM HD5450 1G graphics processor for high definition video support, and an integrated DVD reader/writer.

Pricing and Availability2
The IdeaCentre A320 will be available beginning on June 2011 at approximately $699.99 USD. The IdeaCentre B520 and IdeaCentre B320 is available June 2011 starting at $699 USD. Pricing for the Lenovo C205 will start at $449.99 USD.
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Their first model looks like its trying to rip off an iMac, haha

I personally am not a fan of any all in one computer other than iMacs, i'm not really sure why though..

It might be because when i think of windows operating systems I think of a more open environment and prefer to have windows on something like a normal desktop computer, for upgradeability and customization, which you lose when you make it an all in one machine

meanwhile I feel like apples Imac's are more for generic ease of use and simplicity, something exemplified by the all in one iMac's

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