Lenovo revealed its new line-up of gadgets, computers and laptops at CES 2013 on Sunday and one of those was the IdeaCentre Horizon 27 Table PC. If you recall Microsoft's original Surface device, you'll have an idea of what Lenovo is shooting for with this new piece of hardware. Additionally, RedLynx Studio, the developers behind "Trials: Evolution" for the Xbox 360, are providing the first games made specifically for the table PC.
The Horizon Table PC is a 27-inch widescreen all-in-one (AIO) desktop that behaves like a normal Windows 8 PC when it is standing down. However, when it is laid flat, an all new graphical interface is used that takes advantage of the AIO's 10-finger touch support for multiple people to use apps or play games.
The user interface and functionality is very reminiscent of Microsoft's original Surface device as we mentioned above. It features a radial menu and the ability to bring up pictures and other items to move around, rotate and share. Additional objects can be used to interact with the touchscreen such as air hockey pucks for a game of, what else, air hockey.
Ubisoft's RedLynx Studio in association with Tuokio is providing three games to come pre-installed on the device and take advantage of the large screen and multi-touch support. Here is the official description for all three.
DrawRace2: Racing Evolved: A unique, multi-touch and multi-user racing game that improves on its predecessor DrawRace in every way. Updated features include a new turbo button, a host of online options, and new, highly detailed 3D tracks featuring ramps, slopes and tilts to test users driving skills.
King of Opera: Fight for fame and glory at the opera with the most points to become the King of the Opera. The outstanding social gameplay with simple game mechanics creates addictive, everlasting social family fun!
Raiding Company: Shoot for loot and outlearn your comrades in the dual-stick shooter style of gameplay. Auto-aim mechanics offer a great touchscreen experience and addictively wild gameplay.
“The Horizon Table PC features a 27-inch screen which is ideal for creating a truly social gaming experience and is the way the games were designed to be played,” said Tero Virtala, managing director, RedLynx. “We know that playing together with family and friends around the table with these games creates really memorable moments!”
“The IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC delivers a new kind of immersive and interactive PC for families,” said Deepa Kumar, director of global marketing, Lenovo. "Award-winning games from Ubisoft combined with Horizon’s enormous screen and 10-finger touch helps us create more meaningful personal and family-oriented interactions. Our users can now challenge friends and family to race their way to the finish line in DrawRace2: Racing Evolved, see whose pipes sound most melodic to be crowned King of the Opera and maneuver the Lenovo joystick, uniquely customized for Raiding Company."
The IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC will be available in the second of of 2013 starting at 1,699.
Via: Endgadget, Press Release