Lenovo has unveiled a new desktop PC today, dubbed the A540, which wears a starting price tag of $1,279.99 and seems to be targeted towards families on the hunt for a PC that could handle a range of tasks, including productivity, web surfing, and at least some mid-range gaming.
The A540, which is encased in a slim, aluminum cage that’s just 4mm at the edge, wears a 23.8-inch 1920×1080 IPS 10-finger touch screen. Lenovo has kept many of the exact details regarding what’s inside the A540 to themselves, but did mention it will offer configurations sporting Intel Core i7 processors, Nvidia GeForce GT 840A graphics, and JBL speakers with Dolby Home Theatre. NFC and a TV tuner will come optional. Lenovo aslo says the Windows 8.1 desktop will come with 20 “games and education apps” right out of the box.
For users who prefer to ditch their mouse and keyboard, Lenovo’s Motion Control software adds basic gesture controls for controlling functions like volume control, playing videos and flipping through photos. A total of 12 gestures in all will be supported.
Though an exact release date for the Lenovo A540 is currently unavailable, the company expects to begin shipping their newest desktop sometime this July, prior to when the Back to School shopping season kicks into high gear.
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