Sydney: Chinese computer maker Lenovo has launched a home tabletop touch-screen personal computer that turns typically solitary online activities into family affairs.
The company proclaimed on Sunday the arrival of the ‘interpersonal PC’ with the debut of the IdeaCentre Horizon Table in Las Vegas, where the Consumer Electronics Show gadget gala is set to start.
The ‘multi-user, multi-touch, multi-mode’ table computer with a starting price of 1,699 dollars can be used by several people simultaneously, the Herald Sun reports.
People can use it for communal activities such as games or for individual endeavours such as updating Facebook.
According to the report, Lenovo worked with videogame industry stalwarts including Ubisoft and Electronic Arts to tailor titles for group play on Horizon table computers.
Horizon weighs about 8.2kg and is built with a hinged stand in the back so it can be propped upright to serve as a television or desktop computer screen.
Describing it the ‘world's first home table personal computer’, Lenovo said that the new Horizon table computers will hit the market by the middle of 2013.
First Published: Monday, January 7, 2013, 13:39