Who said you couldn’t share a desktop? Here’s another advance from CES—the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas—that’s got us excited: Lenovo’s brand new home tabletop touch-screen computer called the Horizon, a product that the company dubbed the first “interpersonal computer.” It’s a computer that utilizes Windows 8’s touch-based features for multi-player gaming and multitasking with photos, music and video on the same screen. The nearly 18 pound computer can also be used as a 27-inch desktop.
“We’ve seen technology shifts across the four screens, from the desktop to the laptop, tablet and smartphone, and yet, while people have more computing power than ever before, there is still room for technologies like Horizon that bring people together,” Lenovo’s president, Peter Hortensius, said in a press release.
Here’s the cool part: You’re going to be able to play electronic board games with electronic pieces and dice, all using the Windows 8 system.
The company’s promised perks like a modern take on Monopoly, plus 120 streaming TV channels through FilmOn TV and on-screen painting. Lenovo also had an 84-inch touch table at the event, which we’re guessing might not hit the consumer market for a while. The starting price for this family friendly computer is $1,699. Check out a preview of the device from CES in the video below: