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Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27
alaScore 88

57 reviews

Mar, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The design is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the size and price.

usability, design, reliability

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design. The price also gets good views, whereas there are some mixed comments about the usability.

price, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Horizon 2 Metal 27-inch Multimode All-in-One Table (Black) - (Intel Core i7-4510U 2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, HDMI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Windows 8.1)Lenovo Horizon 2 Metal 27-inch Multimode All-in-One Table (Black) - (Intel Core i7-4510U 2GHz, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, HDMI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Windows 8.1)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the size and reliability. There are some mixed views about the price.

usability, design

reliability, size

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop (Black)Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop (Black)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 review

 

Who would have thought that, rather than hybrid laptops or Windows 8 tablets, the most interesting new hardware trend in computers for 2013 would be tabletop PCs? That's an unofficial term I use to describe the growing number of systems that straddle...

The large screen and lie-flat design make the Lenovo Horizon 27 a fun family PC with lots of casual gaming potential. It includes several gaming accessories and has a custom user interface, Aura.

The heavy, clunky kickstand can get in the way, there's a little sluggishness with some of the software, and battery life is way too short for a game of Monopoly.

Tabletop PCs may not be fully ready for the mainstream, but this coffee-table-size version from Lenovo is fun to use, and doubles as a solid all-in-one desktop.

May, 2013

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 “Table PC” Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27, "Table PC" as they call it, is easily one of the most unique PCs we've seen in the past several years. This machine works with a massive display that sits on a hinge holding it up - or allowing it to lie flat - for...

In the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 you’ve got what’ll almost certainly continue to be one of the most solid “odd” computers on the market. Microsoft’s push for uniqueness in Windows 8 hardware has definitely made it’s mark on the hardware landscape –...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Andronico (tomsguide.com)

Lenovo Horizon 27 All-in-One Review

 

As both a giant tabletop tablet and a family all-in-one PC, the $1,500 Lenovo Horizon 2 delivers. The machine's innovative Aura interface makes the Table PC fun for everyone, and its bright, full HD display and Core i5 processor work admirably when...

Sleek design ; Immersive Aura interface ; Kid-friendly software ; Solid graphics performance

Weak audio ; Pricey

The Lenovo Horizon 27 is a versatile and family-friendly all-in-one with entertaining apps, but the fun comes at a high price.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Thomas Soderstrom (tomshardware.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 Review: Our First Table PC

 

The latest all-in-ones look a lot like huge tablets, right? An internal battery adds portability to Lenovo's 27” IdeaCentre Horizon, but is this cool concept still functional as a desktop, or does the push toward mobility sacrifice too much performance?

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Josh Smith (gottabemobile.com)

Lenovo Horizon 27-Inch Tablet: Gaming Demo Video

 

The Lenovo Horizon is a 27-inch tablet and all-in-one computer that offers a collection of great gaming experience and accessories that deliver a better gaming experience on the huge tablet.

Step into a world where tablet gaming takes over a full table and users get a real dice to throw, stickable joysticks and air hockey controls. From arcade style games to tablet top games like Monopoly and Texas Hold ‘Em, here’s a look at gaming on the...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-inch tabletop all-in-one PC pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

There are times when computer manufacturers go a bit bonkers just because they can. The Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon falls into one such category. Or at least

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo Horizon 27 review

 

A novel mega tablet that's both fun and fast, but it's far too expensive

Our main concern, though, is the price. The novelty factor certainly adds a lot to the overall cost, but at £1,600, you could buy two Dell XPS 18s and still have money left over. Otherwise, we’d recommend the Best Buy winning Acer Aspire 7600U.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Looks great, lacks ports, touch screen didn't work"

 

I wouldn't buy until more people have tried this thing out to see how common the malfunctions are.

Beautiful machine with innovative features and nice specs.

-Must use dongle for wireless mouse so you really only have 1 USB free USB port

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Looks great, lacks ports, touch screen didn't work

 

I wouldn't buy until more people have tried this thing out to see how common the malfunctions are.

Beautiful machine with innovative features and nice specs. Customer service helpful Has WiDi and HDMI in

-Must use dongle for wireless mouse so you really only have 1 USB free USB port -No Ethernet -Froze up on first start up out of box -Touch screen didn't work on arrival -No video out port

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great, while it lasted.

 

I loved this PC. I would carry it to the living room to play family games, my office or kitchen table to do work. Put it on my dresser to watch Netflix at night. Wish it still worked.

Awesome! Great in table top mode. Huge display screen. Allows me to really get work done. Monopoly has never been so much fun, can finish a full game with 4 players in 2-2 1/2 hours. Love the performance. This PC changed my opinion of Windows 8, it...

After 6 months it doesn't boot or turn on, or do anything. I can still use it as a monitor running from my laptop, but no touch screen. Wish Windows 8 had more apps native to the system. Sometimes it seemed buggy. Doesn't have a second output for dual...

Jun, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater / Dolby Home Theater 4
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater v4

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:27
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD:No / Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120
Battery Capacity:98
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2048
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 840A
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter memory type:
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Memory

Internal memory:6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4
Memory slots:2
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera: Yes
Camera Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Total megapixels:2
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Chassis type:
Host interface:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Lenovo Rescue System\nLenovo Driver and Software Installation\nMcAfee Emerald\nLenovo Support\nLenovo Companion\nLenovo Cloud Storage\nAccuweather\nDragon Assistant\nRaRa\nFilmOn LiveTV\nOpenLabs\nAura\nStageLight\nLenovo Air Hockey\nLenovo Texas Hold'em\nLenovo Roulette
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

BIOS password: Yes
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2 / 3

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:120
Autonomy mode:N / Y / Yes
Battery capacity (Watt hours):98
Battery Life:2 / 2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
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:DDR3-SDRAM,DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I5-3337U / i5-4210U / I7-3537U / i7-4510U
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR0XG / SR0XL / SR1EB / SR1EF
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I5-3337U / i5-4210U / I7-3537U / i7-4510U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D0 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
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 / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:72054 / 72055 / 81015 / 81016
Processor code:SR0XG / SR0XL / SR1EB / SR1EF
Processor package size:31 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:Lenovo Rescue System\nLenovo Driver and Software Installation\nMcAfee Emerald\nLenovo Support\nLenovo Companion\nLenovo Cloud Storage\nAccuweather\nDragon Assistant\nRaRa\nFilmOn LiveTV\nOpenLabs\nAura\nStageLight\nLenovo Air Hockey\nLenovo Texas Hold'em\nLenovo Roulette
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
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:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.768 / 1.18 / 16.1 / 16.9 / 17
Height:0.799 / 1.17 / 1.18 / 16.1 / 17
Weight:15.4 / 15.7 / 19
Width:26.3 / 27.2