Best of CES 2013 Awards
Best Innovation: Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC
While most gadgets make it all too easy for us to bury our faces in our screens, Lenovo's IdeaCenter Horizon will bring people together. What makes the 27-inch Horizon different is its table-top friendly Aurora UI, which pops over Windows 8 as soon as you fold the system flat. With Aurora running, several members of a family will be able to sit around the large slate and treat it like a high-tech coffee table, with each person interacting with a different part of the screen.
What can you do with this Tablet PC? Users will be able to play card games, challenge each other in air hockey or arrange photos and videos as if they were Polaroids on a desk, all by using the 10-point touch display. At its CES press conference, Intel demonstrated this system as an example of how the chip-maker is trying to "bring back" family game night. Expect Lenovo’s competitors to drive toward this Horizon.