PC maker Lenovo has introduced the IdeaCentre Horizon – a new Windows 8 computer that they put in a new category, ‘multitouch table PC‘.
The Horizon offers several features – like a giant multi-touch screen and support for tangible computing – that seemed futuristic just a few years ago, but are now coming to mainstream computers.
Here’s a video intro to the Horizon:
One thing that’s striking from the video is how cumbersome it looks to lug this ‘table PC’ around.
Nevertheless, devices like this could hold a lot of potential for electronic musicians. They’re Intel-based, they run the full version of Windows 8 and they’ll support applications that might be cramped on a tablet computer.
The Lenovo’s Horizon computer includes
- Up to 3rd generation Intel®Core™ i7 processor
- Up to Windows 8 Pro
- 27″ backlit full HD (1920×1080) multi-touch display; 16:9 widescreen
- Up to 2 hours battery life
- Up to 1TB HDD
- Up to 8GB DDR3
Pricing is still TBA for the IdeaCenter Horizon and availability is planned for Summer 2013.
What do you think of the prospects of the ‘multitouch table PC’ for music?