The Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon has its drawbacks.  Like size.  And price (better with the IBM discount, though).  And this review reports poor battery life and some trouble with the touch screen interface.  But they still gave it four out of five stars.

I'll admit that my first reaction to a computer that doubles as a placemat was, "Why on earth would you want a screen that lies flat on the table?"  It's just itching to have stuff put on it.  And it has 'way too big a footprint.  Moreover, you'll see in the first video below that small children are using it on the floor.  Hasn't anyone at Lenovo seen a house with children?  The first thing a toddler would do is step on it.  Did I mention this is a $1500 piece of equipment?

Nonetheless, I can see why the folks in the limo ad are excited.  Why are we excited?  Picture games on the Maggie P. deck without pieces blown over the edge or dropped through cracks!  We are not, mind you, excited enough even to think about purchasing such a thing, but the concept has potential.

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Posted by sursumcorda on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 5:43 am | Edit
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Don't you think the size is a compromise? After reading your article first, I was disappointed at how small it was - for playing games, I'd want something bigger.

Posted by Stephan on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Yeah, it's pretty small for air hockey. But even as it is, it seems pretty awkward to carry around.

Posted by SursumCorda on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm
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