How does one setup a 27-inch tablet? You could either lay it on top of a table and call it a day, prop it with a stand, or come up with something more fun, interesting, and completely different. To give you ideas of what you can do with the plus-sized Ideacentre Horizon tabletop tablet, Lenovo is showcasing three different design concepts (by different designers) at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York on May 18 to 21.
The first design, and perhaps our favorite of the bunch due to its inherent charm, is the treehouse concept pictured above. We imagine families with kids (and quirky adults) will love spending a weekend playing together on this setup. Children can even keep toys in the compartment on the bottom if they want.
Next is a design called “The Nest,” which Lenovo describes as “a 27-inch PC that essentially jumped into a coffee table.” It’s a furniture that won’t look out of place in a living room or in an entertainment and game room, and it even has secret compartments and hidden chairs.
The final design called AT-UM, is aimed at creative types who can use humongous tablets as a workstation. AT-UM’s designer believes it will fit right in a cafe or a studio as it provides a collaborative workspace. Lenovo describes the concept as a “crossover between a desk, a stand, and an easel,” as you can lay the Horizon flat on its back or tilt it up for use as an all-in-one PC.
You can order your own IdeaCentre Horizon for $1,699 from Lenovo’s website, which notes that it has an estimated shipping date of May 21. Other retailers will start selling the gargantuan tablet in June. Make sure to check out our review of the Horizon before you take the plunge!