Lenovo's New Entertainment Platforms Revealed


The IdeaCentre A600 All-In-One Desktop PC

The IdeaCentre A600 All-In-One Desktop PC

We've already given you a sneak peek at this Slim Jim (complete with video), and it's time now to get down to the nitty-gritty as we're blessed with more details of the confirmed specifications. With cool design basics in mind, Lenovo's IdeaCentre A600 AIO PC will be looking at pushing the HD entertainment envelope even further. It will don a 21.5-inch "frameless" screen, and a less frumpy design that's only an inch at its slimmest point to gratify space-deficient users out there.

Like a fair number of AIO desktops, the A600 is a fusion of both PC and mobile hardware. The IdeaCentre relies on its Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 workhorse whom laptop users should be familiar with, and a memory capacity of up to 4GB worth of DDR3 modules. Additionally, its large screen flaunts a 16:9 aspect ration with Full-HD (1920 by 1080) resolution and a Dolby Home Theater surround speaker system, complete with an integrated sub-woofer to shake things up a little. To intensify its Zen factor by a notch, Lenovo has gone with a wireless solution for its mouse and keyboard as well. Besides its inclusion of a Blu-ray drive, the A600's also packs an integrated digital TV tuner that should make users salivate a drop or two.

The IdeaCentre A600 AIO PC revealed. Besides wearing an ultra-slim figure (nope, we aren't talking about the lovely babe here), the A600's screen offers a 20 degrees tilt angle as well.

Bye-bye wires! The A600 features a wireless keyboard and mouse, and a versatile 4-in-1 remote controller to manage the pre-installed Media Center and TV operations. You'll still need a power cord of course.

However, the one feature which stands out is its 4-in1 remote wand, which not only stands in as a VOIP handset but an Air Mouse as well. Many of you should be familiar with Nintendo's Wii console by now, and the Air Mouse operates in a rather similar fashion as a Wiimote. Fundamentally, the Air Mouse relies on the A600's motion-drive technology to manipulate on-screen objects based on the movement of the remote itself. Isn't that neat?

Four USB ports and an Ethernet port were spotted at the rear of the A600. The antenna is probably meant for its optional integrated digital TV tuner. You may also record your favorite TV shows on this gizmo.

You can't get any more oriental than this. Lenovo has engraved a row of orange-colored motifs at the back panel to give this IdeaCentre some character.

Using a Bluetooth connection, the A600's remote can turn into a cordless VOIP phone, or a nifty Air Mouse when you're swinging the wand like a madman while gaming. The IdeaCentre is going for a mighty decent S$2,199