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Lenovo Horizon 2s

Lenovo Horizon 2s
alaScore 89

81 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Lenovo Horizon 2s. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the size and reliability are generally positive. The price and design are also appreciated.

usability, design, price, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo Horizon 2s is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Horizon 2s

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Lenovo Horizon 2s from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good feedback. Many are critical about the size.

usability, design, reliability

size

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Horizon 2s 19.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop (F0AT0002US)Lenovo Horizon 2s 19.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop (F0AT0002US)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Lenovo's Horizon 2s: A real advance in portable, tabletop computing

 

This lightweight, portable, All-in-One sets new standards for multi-user recreational computing. But a noisy fan and the lack of an SSD option dampen the appeal.

Unique 360 degree interface ; Easily moved about ; Unique coffee table gaming abilities

Somewhat noisy fan ; No SSD option ; Less than 2-hour batter life

The Horizon 2s is a wonderful concept--a mobile desktop that you can move about the house, as well as use a board-game replacement for the coffee table. But it's expensive, there's no SSD option, and it...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Horizon 2s

 

The Horizon 2s is the slimmer version of Lenovo's innovative portable all-in-one desktops. But thin isn't always better, since it limits this system's features and battery life a bit too much.

Nice price. Slim chassis. 1080p HD screen. 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Very little bloatware.

Non-adjustable stand. Hard drive instead of a solid-state drive. Short battery life compared with the competition. Stand is extra. No HDMI-in or -out. Only 4GB of memory.

If you're looking to try out portable all-in-one computing (and pledge to stay near a wall outlet), then the Lenovo Horizon 2s is an attractive system at a good price. However, the Lenovo Horizon 2e has a list price that's $200 less, and offers more...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo expands the Horizon tabletop PC line with new sizes and shapes (hands-on)

 

The premium Horizon 2s and mainstream Horizon 2e are half desktop, half giant tablet.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo Horizon 2s-F0AT0003US AIO Review

 

Expand your Horizon. The 19.5-inch Horizon 2s is Lenovo's follow-up to the 21.5-inch Horizon 2e "2-in-1 tabletop PC". The new model comes with a smaller fold-out kickstand and is much slimmer and lighter than its larger sibling. How the new AIO...

sleek appearance, IPS screen with good viewing angles, optional charging stand, decent performance

fan sound is annoying, gets fairly hot, hard drive performance not that great despite SSD cache, no expandability

The Horizon 2s is Lenovo's newest 2-in-1 system and as such it certainly delivers. We like the innovative Aura interface, which makes the table-top mode fun for everyone thanks to the preinstalled games and educational titles for the smallest family...

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

Lenovo Horizon 2s Review and Ratings

 

Mediocre battery life sours the deal on the otherwise stellar Lenovo Horizon 2s, a 19.5-inch tabletop PC that handles its dual roles (all-in-one desktop and jumbo tablet) well as long as you stay plugged in.

Thin, sleek design ; Gorgeous display ; Innovative connection options to Android devices

Brief battery life ; No SSD and meager memory

Finally, we measured the four portable all-in-ones' battery stamina. While all of them will be fine if moved to the living room to watch a Netflix movie or play a few rounds of air hockey or poker, the Lenovo trio disappointed us greatly, with none of...

Dec, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (tomsguide.com)

Lenovo Horizon 2s All-in-One PC Review

 

Offering lots of versatility for under $1,000, the Lenovo Horizon 2s succeeds at being both an entertaining tabletop game machine and a solid home desktop. The machine's unique Aura software suite makes it the perfect centerpiece for family game night,...

Engaging Aura interface with fun games ; Folds into table mode ; Crisp full HD display ; Slim, lightweight design ; Affordable

Charging stand not included

The Lenovo Horizon 2s' slim design and unique tabletop experience make it an impressively versatile all-in-one PC for the family.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Steven Wong (techradar.com)

Lenovo Horizon 2s review

 

The portable all-in-one computer that doesn't go far enough.

Nice anti-glare touchscreen ; Performs well ; Aura software can be fun

Short battery life ; Can get very hot ; Hard to get out of stand

The Lenovo Horizon 2s sports nice features, but short battery life and quirks make it a less than ideal computing experience.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Lenovo expands the Horizon tabletop PC line with new sizes and shapes (hands-on)

 

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...

The Horizon 2s will be available later in September, starting at $949, with the charging stand going for $89. The Horizon 2e is coming in October, starting at $749.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Good value.

 

The screen dims on it's own or sometimes never comes on bright to begin with. Took it back to the store bought it at and a driver was updated that was supposed to fix the problem but didn't.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

No good. Buy an Asus

 

Programs crashed. Boot was slow. Ended up trading it in for Asus taichi 300.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC283
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater 4
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
RMS rated power:3

Certificates

Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Silver
Housing material:Glass, Magnesium

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:19.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display surface:Matt
Full HD:Y / Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight:Y / Yes
Panel type:IPS
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90
Battery Capacity:49
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Graphics

Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board

Multimedia

Built-in camera:Y / Yes
Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080
Total megapixels:2

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III

Packaging Content

Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / Y / Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

Product type:All-in-One PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:90
Autonomy mode:Y
Battery capacity (Watt hours):49
Battery Life:2.5 / 3
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i3-4030U / i5-4210U / i7-4510U
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR1EB / SR1EF / SR1EN
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i3-4030U / i5-4210U / i7-4510U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:81015 / 81016 / 81018
Processor code:SR1EB / SR1EF / SR1EN
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:500, 8 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage drive interface:SATA
Storage media:Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.591 / 0.63
Height:11.5
Weight:5.51 / 5.73
Width:19.3