Lenovo expands the Horizon tabletop PC line

Lenovo expands the Horizon tabletop PC line

Lenovo Horizon 2s

Lenovo Horizon 2s Review

One PC trend that started strong last year but then seemed to lose steam is the tabletop PC. These systems straddle the line between all-in-one desktop and giant tablet, essentially taking a slim all-in-one desktop, adding a battery and kickstand, and making it semiportable.

Lenovo Horizon 2s

The Lenovo Horizon 2s, the smaller, $949 (£899, about AU$1,084) sibling to the super-sized Lenovo Horizon 2, joins in a growing line-up of portable all-in-one PCs with touchscreens. In other words, giant Windows tablets with stands. Similar to the Dell XPS 18 Touch, this is a small all-in-one Windows 8.1 PC with a 1,920 x 1,080 touchscreen display.

Fold in the kickstand and you have a 19.5-inch tablet that can go almost anywhere. There’s even a handy bag included in the packaging. However, there are a few flaws that might prevent you from taking this jumbo tablet very far.

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Design

The Lenovo Horizon 2s shares a lot of similarities with its massive 27-inch sibling, the Horizon 2, including the rubberized feet on its back. Also, just like before, Lenovo’s Aura multimedia software automatically launches when the system is laid flat. The Horizon 2s also sports a handy NFC sensor for quickly transferring photos and other files from phones or smaller tablets.

However, weighing in at 5.73 pounds (2.59 kg) and retailing for $950 at Best Buy, the Horizon 2s is Lenovo’s considerably lighter and less expensive 2-in-1 desktop in both weight and price. (The Horizon 2 weighs over 15 pounds (6.8 kg) and retails for around $1,699, £1,399 or about AU$2,171).

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