Video: up close with Lenovo's huge table PC
Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show, Lenovo introduced the Horizon, a 27-inch touch-screen PC that runs Windows 8 along with a special Lenovo UI called Aura. It's being pitched as a "table PC," meant to be set out on a table and used by multiple people. Lenovo's pitch focused on consumer uses like gaming, but we also argue that it could be useful as a business tool, particularly for small ad-hoc meetings.
In an effort to create a somewhat consistent user experience across the phone, tablet, and desktop, Microsoft has forced the tile metaphor on the desktop and not done a terribly good job of implementing it. They're going to have to do a lot more than make cosmetic changes before Windows 8 is usable on a non-touch device.
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