Smaller Horizon: Lenovo Debuts IdeaCentre Flex 20 All-in-One

Fans of Lenovo’s IdeaCentre Horizon 27 Table PC, can now get a similar experience without the unwieldy bulk of the original thanks to the company’s new IdeaCentre Flex 20 All-in-One PC. Priced at $899.99, the Flex 20 shrinks the Horizon 27 (27.2 x 16.9 x 1.17-inch, 18.4-pounds) down into a more portable 7.72 pound, 20.05  x 12.27 x .81-inch frame.

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Lenovo has also improved on the hinge located on the back of the device, allowing for a smoother transition from standing upright to laying down like a ginormous tablet. The new hinge also enables the screen angle to be adjusted between 15-70 degrees or 90 degrees. 

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Following the tenets of the Flex line, a few compromises had to be made to achieve an affordable price point — namely in the display department. The 19.5-inch, 1600 x 900 touchscreen is built for two people compared to the four that the Horizon 27’s 1080p, 27-inch touch display could accommodate. Lenovo has still pre-loaded its proprietary Aura interface onto the tablet for those who want to get a quick game of ice hockey going. However, consumers will have to pony up some extra cash to buy accessories such as the strikers, e-dice and joysticks.

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In terms of specs, the Flex 20 can be configured with up to a fourth-gen Core i7 Intel processor, up to 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive with an integrated 8GB SSD cache and Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU. The AIO will feature two USB 3.0 ports and a headset jack and integrated speakers partnered with Dolby’s Home Theater v4 software. The Flex 20 will also have an integrated battery that Lenovo claims will get up to 3 hours of battery life.

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The Lenovo Flex 20 is schedule to go on sale sometime in late September.

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