Nachiket 'therapist' Mhatre, Jul 25, 2011 2101 hrs IST
The all-in-one PC includes an optional mouse that doubles up as a motion controller for gaming.
Gorilla arm notwithstanding, Lenovo has launched an all-in-one PC packing in a quite a punch, along with a budget version for the value-conscious buyer. The IdeaCentre B520 includes a multi-touch screen and NVIDIA's 3D Vision capability enabled by the GeForce GT 555M graphics card. The entertaiment PC is powered by an Intel Core i7 paired with 4 GB of DDR3 memory. It includes a 2 TB hard drive, while offering an optional SSD upgrade that promises a boot-up time of 20.5 seconds. Other goodies include an HD webcam, integrated 5.0 channel (no subwoofer) audio output, and an option to upgrade to a mouse that doubles up as a motion controller for gaming.
The IdeaCentre B320, on the other hand, is meant for those seeking a power-efficient PC at a modest budget. The B320 features a 20" LED screen that can be turned into a TV with the OneKey TV2 feature. Doing so lets you use the monitor as a high definition TV without powering up the rest of the PC. It is powered by Intel's Sandy Bridge based 2.6 GHz Dual-Core G620 processor and 2 GB DDR3 memory, with a 500 GB hard disk.
The IdeaCentre B520 is backed by a 3-year warranty and will be available for retail shortly for Rs 71,990. The B320 is priced at Rs 29,990. Keep your eyes peeled for a review.