Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 The Horizon Table PC may not look like your average computer, but its got familiar internals.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.
But, 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.
The bottom line: 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. Specifications Display size/pixel resolution 27-inch, 1,920x1,080 touch screen PC CPU 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-3427U PC memory 8GB 1,600MHZ DDR3 SDRAM Graphics 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT620M Storage 1TB, 5,400rpm hard drive Optical drive None Networking Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 Operating system Windows 8 (64-bit) Price;$1,699 VS Apple iMac 27-inch (December 2012) A thin new design and a competitive, logical set of core component updates keep the top-end Apple iMac on elite ground.
But, The lack of HDMI input is frustrating, and Apple's continued reluctance to add a touch screen may bother some.
The bottom line: Apple sticks to the fundamentals with the new iMac, relying on design, strong features, and overall polish to maintain its leadership among high-end all-in-ones.
Apple OS X Mountain Lion 10.8; 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-3770; 8GB 1,600MHz DDR3 SDRAM; 2GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 680M graphics card; 1TB 7,200rpm hard drive, 128GB solid-state hard drive Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i5 3.2 GHz
Memory8 GB/ 32 GB (max)
Operating SystemApple Mac OS X Mountain Lion- English
Graphics ProcessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 675MX
Monitor TypeLCD display
Cache TypeL3 cache
Cache Size6 MB Price;$1,994.00 to $2,024.00 VS Dell XPS One 27 The Dell XPS One 27 boasts the highest-display resolution among Windows 8 all-in-ones, and at an aggressive price.
But, A new adjustable display support arm is welcome, but stops short of reclining a full 90 degrees.
The bottom line: Updated with a touch screen, a new stand, and up-to-date components, the Dell XPS One 27 leads the inaugural class of Windows 8 PCs.
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64-bit; 3.1GHz Intel Core i7-3770S; 8GB 1,600MHz DDR3 SDRAM; 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 640M graphics card; 2TB 7,200rpm hard drive Specifications
ProcessorIntel 3rd Gen Core i5 3450s / 3.5 GHz
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8
Optical Drive8X Slot Load CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-R Drive)
Graphics ProcessornVidia GeForce GT 640M 2GB GDDR5 Price;$1,800.01