It's a fast, elegant computer with more power than a similar appearing Mac. Shipping was fast.
No bloatware. Many all-in-ones are underpowered.
Inexplicably, the price was increased from one day to the next last week by $100, and Dealville was firm on the price.
I recommend waiting until they reduce the price to $999.99 again, since newer models with the Haswell processor will be out soon.
Unique Design Well Suited To Multiple Person Use
Lenovo certainly has a unique experience in store for those willing to try out the IdeaCentre Horizon and they should be lauded for trying something new. The ability to use a computer as a table between multiple people is definitely different and has lots of potential. To get this experience though, many compromises are made including performance akin to an ultrabook and a design that while portable is still difficult to transport.
Excellent touch-optimized software
We think the Horizon is a step is an interesting direction, but Lenovo can't embark on this journey alone. Tablet PCs need faster hardware and better operating system support to appeal to a mainstream audience. Intel's new Haswell processors might provide the former, but Microsoft's answer could take years to materialize.
Great 27-inch HD multi-touch display
Finally, Lenovo is engineering some surprisingly innovative PC products these days. Not every one of its products will be successful, but there's really no other way to move into the new age of computing we're all heading towards except to dive in. It's a lesson other PC manufacturers would do well to consider.
Decent performance and gaming, Improved display
Price is the biggest bugaboo with the CA24T. As with most all-in-ones, you pay a lot extra for the style and the space-saving design. But unlike much of the competition, the CA24T actually delivers on both counts. An AIO should have more than looks, though. For this price, Vizio could provide a better keyboard, plus mouse and SSD options. (It should also have a discrete GPU option for its Intel-based model.)
Awesome! Great speed. Easy to setup, although a bit heavy. The best part is the Windows Media Center
on 27 inches of close up high definition. And matched with the Bose companion 5, and a Memorex
Blu Ray burner with USB 3.0... Oh yeah!...The TV tuner works great. All kinds of audio/video multitasking
is a snap. The Touch Screen is tons of fun for games. Unless you really need a laptop...this is the way to go!
Nice Capacitive Multitouch Display
Lenovo's IdeaCentre A720 differs for the majority of the new 27-inch all-in-one systems because it offers a capacitive multitouch display. While this may not be a huge feature right now, when Windows 8 launches it will give it a major advantage. It also does an excellent job with media features by including Blu-ray and HDMI inputs allowing it to double as a media station while still have a very small overall profile.
Lenovo IdeaCentre A720
We really feel that Lenovo has a hit with the IdeaCentre A720 with only a few minor glitches. The Blu-ray player, beautiful 27-inch touchscreen and stunning design really make us love this PC. The lack of additional USB ports, a higher screen resolution and mediocre benchmark performance isn't enough to keep us away. We believe that once Windows 8 is released this fall and more touch-centered apps are available, this PC will become even better.
Excellent build quality
We fell in love with the A720 when we took it out of the box. It's a sleek entry into a world of 27-inch all-in-ones that are universally chunky. Even Apple should be jealous.
The honeymoon quickly wore off, however, as we started to notice some flaws. The A720's touchscreen seems pointless given the lack of a good touch interface. Performance is behind the competition. And the display doesn't serve up as many pixels as it should.
Brilliantly designed display mount
The A720's VA (Vertical Alignment) display looks gorgeous with video, websites, and games, but it doesn't hold a candle to the 2560x1440-pixel PLS panel on the Dell XPS One 27. Then again, the Dell costs $300 more than the Lenovo. So let's compare Lenovo's A720 to Asus's ET2701 INKI-B046C: That machine costs $200 less and is equipped with a faster CPU and GPU.
Has faster integrated graphics
The new Mac mini continues to build on the solid foundation set by the 2011 model. If you prefer a Mac desktop computer to a laptop, and/or you don't want to be confined to the glossy 21.5- or 27-inch displays that come with the iMac, the Mac mini is a capable system for most tasks. The quad-core Core i7 processor and the larger storage capacity make the £679-799 Mac mini more attractive - plus you £200.
More than powerful enough for most tasks
A lovely machine that has so many uses it's almost staggering. It works as a desktop machine, it works as a media centre. It's not hugely cheap, but it is still the cheapest way to get into Apple computers, without buying reconditioned or second-hand. But as a computer, it's very likable and is well-placed to snatch the desktop crown away from those slightly uglier Windows boxes.
Quick, great display and very good speaker
I just got the computer, easy set-up, impressive to look at. I am 75 years old, lugged the thing in the house and set it up without any problems. It seems to be about a good a computer as I have had, and I have/had several. I did not check specs close enough to notice it did not have the DVD/CD writer/reader; however, I and an external drive, so I am good. Do not like the touchpad. It's got to go. A nice wireless keyboard with mouse will do good for me. I have no complaints.
Beautiful 27-inch 1080p display
The Vizio CA27-A1 all-in-one desktop PC offers some serious performance without the cost that usually accompanies it. It also has a strong multimedia feature set, which includes a 1080p full HD 27-inch display, two HDMI port and four USB 3.0 ports. It does lack an optical disc drive, which does seem rather strange.
Compact chassis, Generous port selection
The Zotac Zbox ID83 Plus desktop has the chops to go beyond its intended media consumption purposes, thanks to its Intel "Ivy Bridge" processor, generous port selection, and support for dual-display output. These help overshadow some of its shortcomings and ultimately make for a decent way to rev up your home entertainment center.
Best in class small foot print PC
I have purchased many small foot print PC's especially from HP (aka slimline models). I even contacted HP for a small footprint quad core PC. The price difference between the HP and Gateway SX model was night and day different. This SX Gateway has such a small foot print and lot's of power with the quad core and 7200 rpm 1 TB drive. Keep in mind exactly what this PC is which is a small foot print PC with all the bells and whistles that a office or home office user will need.
Sleek design, All wireless peripherals
The HP Spectre One is an eye-catching 23-inch Windows 8 desktop PC that has a very iMac-like design. It has an Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, so it's definitely got enough power for almost anyone. Surprisingly it lacks a touch screen, which is really the only thing holding back this PC.
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