Lenovo’s CES also included a brand-new, second-gen ThinkCenter II all-in-one. Much emphasis is placed on the design which manages to be both slim and attractive without feeling the need to copy the iMac.
Lenovo ThinkCenter II
The ThinkCenter II will come in two variants: a 22” and a 24” model, both featuring IPS displays. They also have “notebook thin” aluminum builds which are just 0.43 inches thick and have 1080p resolutions with anti-glare coating.
The design is also dust-tight and has MilSpec certification for testing under severe conditions to emulate the abuse faced by an average AIO. The display is also calibrated to disperse light in order to reduce strain.
Under the hood, you’ll get the specs you expect for $1049. You get up to a Core i7 Skylake processor, 1 TB SSHD (or a 500 GB mechanical hard drive), 16 GB worth DDR4 RAM and Intel HD Graphics 520. There is also an internal speaker that should suffice if you don’t want to strain your ears for longer periods.
For connectivity you get 5 USB 3.0, DisplayPorts in and out, and LAN, apart from the 1080p webcam and Dolby Audio. The systems will be available starting from March of this year. As indicated earlier, prices start at $1049, which are actually $50 cheaper than the base 1080p 21” iMac.
But if all you need is a cool, new display, Lenovo has that covered too.
Lenovo ThinkVision X1
Enter the ThinkVision X1, the world’s slimmest 27” 4K monitor. On the surface, it might feel like a skimped down variant of the ThickCenter, and you’ll be both right and wrong.
Like its sibling, it is razor-thin, however, even more so this time at just 7.5mm. It boasts minimal bezels as well. At the top sits a 1080p webcam which can be rotated as you like it.
And like the ThickCenter, you pay for whatever you’re getting. It starts at $799 and will be available starting from March.