Lenovo’s Horizon line of table PCs are sort of what you get if you cross a tablet with an all-in-one desktop. The first models of these gigantic tablets launched in 2013, and now Lenovo’s introducing two new models.
The Lenovo Horizon 2e and Horizon 2S are basically big tablets that you can use as desktop computers, tabletop gaming machines, or anything in between.
Lenovo Horizon 2s
The Horizon 2s is a slim 19.5 inch tablet that measures just 0.59 inches thick and which weighs about 5.5 pounds.
You can attach the Horizon 2s to an optional stand or use the built-in kickstand to use it like an all-in-one desktop. Or you can detach the screen and carry it around like a tablet. It has a built-in battery that should provide up to 2.5 hours of run time while streaming HD videos over WiFi.
The system features an Intel Haswell processor, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS display, 8GB of RAM, and up to 500GB of storage. It supports WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC, has 2 USB 3.0 ports, stereo speakers, and an SD card reader.
Lenovo also includes a wireless keyboard and offers optional accessories including joysticks and e-dice that you can use with the tablet to play digital games when the Horizon 2s is lying flat.
The Horizon 2s should be available in October for $949 and up.
Lenovo Horizon 2e
This model has a 21.5 inch display and at 1.1 inches thick and 10.1 pounds, it’s not quite as compact. But some models will be a bit more powerful.
The Horizon 2e features an Intel Haswell CPU, supports optional NVIDIA GT 820A graphics, and features 8GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage.
The big tablet has a built-in kickstand so you can prop it up for use as a desktop or TV or lay it down flat. It features stereo 3W speakers, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI input (so you can use it as an external display for other devices), and support for WiFi and Bluetooth.
Lenovo says you should be able to get up to 3 hours of battery life while streaming HD movies.
Like the Horizon 2s, this model comees with a wireless keyboard and features a a touchscreen with support for up to 10-point multitouch.
Lenovo will begin selling the Horizon 2e in October for $749 and up.