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Lenovo rolled out their updates to the all-in-one desktop IdeaCentre line at IFA 2012 with the A520, B340 and B345 models. All models feature 10-point multi-touch to leverage the Windows 8 OS that ships with the systems.

Lenovo IdeaCentre A520

IdeaCentre A520

The A520 takes special advantage off it’s touchscreen qualities with a mount that can angle the screen from 90 degrees to -5 degrees, so fingers-on-screen actions can be more comfortable. The display is a 23-inch 1920×1080, with dynamic brightness to adjust to light levels in the room. The processors range from Intel Core i3 at 2.4GHz to Core i7 at 2.7GHz. Hard drive sizes are 500GB/750GB/1TB and RAM can go up to 8GB. Ports are two USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, HDMI and a 6-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC,MMC, MS, MS-Pro), and standard headphone jack. The optical drive is a DVD/Blu-ray combo.

Lenovo IdeaCentre B340

IdeaCentre B340 and B345

The new B-series models are both 21.5 inch screens with a 1920×1080 on the B340 and 1080p HD on the B345. Avaliable processors on the B340 are from the Intel Core family and on the B345 are AMD A4 to A10. Hard drive sizes are 500GB/1TB/1.5TB/2TB, and RAM goes up to 8GB on both models. Ports on both are Ports are four USB 2.0, two USB 3.0 (optional on the B340), HDMI and a 6-in-1 card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC,MMC, MS, MS-Pro), and standard headphone jack. Both models feature the option of OneKey TV, which can re-task the display to operate as a television at a single button click. The optical drive is a choice of DVD read/write or Blu-ray.

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2 Responses

  1. William Babb

    Where did it go? I swear there was an HP ad where the Google ad is now! I know I wasn’t hallucinating. On this computer, if you don’t like something, just scroll around a bit and it will probably change.

  2. William Babb

    Interesting article but I think it’s bad taste to have an HP ad at the top of it, don’t you? Also, prices would have been useful if available.