Lenovo storms CES with a deluge of Windows 8 hardware

From buttoned-up business machines to a watercooled gaming rig, Lenovo unleashes a flurry of eclectic Windows 8 hardware

By Jon Phillips, PC World |  Hardware, CES, Lenovo

Hitting in June for about $1,500, the A730 will offer two widescreen resolutions: 2560x1440 and 1920x1080. Specs top out at a Core i7 processor, Nvidia GeForce GT 745M graphics; 8GB of memory, and a 1TB SSHD drive with 8GB of SSD cache.

If you want a much more affordable Lenovo all-in-one, you can consider the 23-inch C540, which will arrive in February for a practically giveaway price of $550. There's just one caveat: Touch-capable versions of the C540 won't land until June.

Regardless, the C540 gets you in the Lenovo all-in-one club for less than the cost of most new iPads. You will, however, have to settle for Intel Core i3 processing.

Oh, and look: There's a new display too!

The new ThinkPads may not get touch support until June, but sometime in Q2 this year, you'll be able to buy the eminently portable, 13.3-inch ThinkVision LT1423p Mobile Monitor. A wired version will cost $350, while a wireless model clocks in at $450.

Covered in Gorilla Glass, the LT1423p weighs 1.6 pounds, and ranges between 0.3-inch at its thinnest point to 0.6-inch at its thickest point. The 1600x900 display supports 10-point multitouch for Windows 8, and comes with a digitizer pen to draw in digital ink.

Will it be a useful device? It probably will be--for certain ThinkPad-toting business people who require full Windows 8 touch support for interactive demos. But for the general population? No. Those folks should just buy Windows 8 hybrids and tablets with touch support built in.

For more blogs, stories, photos, and video from the nation's largest consumer electronics show, check out our complete coverage of CES 2013.


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