CES 2014: Lenovo announces Horizon 2, A740, C560 AIO Windows 8.1 PCs and X1 Carbon ultrabook
CES 2014 is finally here and Lenovo has kicked things off by announcing a plethora of new Windows 8 powered devices – including the X1 Carbon, Horizon 2, A740 and C560. Let’s dive into these products and see what they are.
First off, we have the Lenovo X1 Carbon. This device is a 14-inch ultrabook designed with carbon fiber – the same material used on aircrafts and vehicles! Not only is the carbon fiber stronger than magnesium and aluminum, but it also weighs less – in fact, it weighs a mere 2.8lbs. The device also features an improved touch display with a 2560×1440 screen resolution option.
The device also features Lenovo’s Rapid Charge technology – which offers you an 80% charge of the battery in less than one hour. This device also features a 70% improvement on battery life compared to the previous model, with up to a 9 hour battery life. Lenovo also introduced an improved docking experience with Lenovo’s OneLink connector that brings power, gigabit Ethernet, and dual display support all through a single cable. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon will start at $1299 (USD) and will be available later this month.
Lenovo has also announced the Horizon 2. This device, unlike the Horizon all-in-one PC, is dramatically thinner and lighter. The PC also features improved performance with up to a 4th generation Intel i7 CPU, Dolby Home Theater, and large traditional or hybrid storage options. The device also comes with NFC (Near Field Communications) support and a 10-point touch screen. Of course, this device runs Windows 8.1. The Lenovo Horizon 2 will run for $1499 (USD) and will be available this June.
The Lenovo A740 is a new all-in-one PC from Lenovo that features a 4mm thin display, being touted by the company as one of the thinnest 27-inch all-in-one devices in the market today. The device features a WQHD 2560X1440 display with a wide 178-degree viewing angle, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, JBL speakers and Dolby Home Theater, up to 1TB of hard drive storage, NFC, 802.11 AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-in support, an optional TV tuner and comes with Windows 8.1. The device stand and display back are cut from a single piece of aluminum offering a sleek and modern look. This device will be available in June of this year for $1499 (USD).
Not to be out done, Lenovo also announced the C560 today. This device is a new 23 inch all-in-one PC that comes in two color options – white or black. This device features a full HD 1920×1080 optional multi-touch display, up to a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce graphics, Dolby Advanced Audio, 2TB of storage, built-in TV tuner with HDMI out. This device runs for a cheaper $659 (USD) and will be available in February.
“Lenovo continues to push the boundaries of design and technology as we aspire to create the best products in the market. Our obsession in the pursuit of perfection is evident with these smarter devices designed to enhance the way people interact at home and at work,” Lenovo’s Peter Hortensius stated in a press release.
Which device catches your eye?Further reading: CES 2014, Lenovo, Windows 8.1