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Lenovo IdeaCentre A600


$999.00 Released April, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Innovative 4-in-1 remote can be used in many different ways (as a mouse, VOIP handset or standard remote control for the TV tuner / DVD drive). Highly customizable - many high end addon features are available. Full 1080p capable display.

The Cons:No HDMI inputs for use as a TV. Most of the innovative/advanced features do not come standard. Single screen size is somewhat small.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 is an all-in-one desktop PC that incorporates the meat of the machine into a contained monitor shape. It features a nice 21.5 inch frameless screen that comes with the standard 16:9 aspect ratio and a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080p.

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Product Shot 2 It comes with 4 GB of RAM and a full terabyte of hard drive space. The Lenovo IdeaCentre A600 comes with a 512 MB ATI video card and Blue-Ray. It also includes a TV tuner making it a great personal device for surfing the internet and watching shows. It is only an inch thick throughout most of its height making it one of the more slender devices on the market.

Features

  • CPU/chipset/RAM: Intel Pentium Dual Core & Core 2 Duo Mobile processors, Intel G45M, 1-4 GB DDR3 (1066MHz)
  • Display: 21.5", 1920x1080px (1080p capable), optionally powered by ATI Radeon video cards
  • Storage: up to 1TB of standard drive space
  • Connectivity: Ethernet, Intel a/b/g, wireless n optional
  • Optical: DVD drive, optional Blu-ray drive
  • Extras & Expansion: 6-in-1 card reader, touch sensitive controls, Dolby Home Theatre sound system, VeriFace 3.5 facial recognition, 1.3 or 2MP camera, optional 4-in-1 remote control, optional hybrid analog/digital TV tuner, 6 x USB 2.0, 1 x FireWire

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Pros
  • 5

    innovative 4-in-1 remote can be used in many different ways (as a mouse, VOIP handset or standard remote control for the TV tuner / DVD drive)

  • 3

    highly customizable - many high end addon features are available

  • 1

    full 1080p capable display

  • 1

    ample default RAM and drivespace

  • 1

    affordable starting price point compared to other all-in-ones

  • 1

    slot loading optical drive - Blu-ray option on higher priced configurations

  • 1

    higher end models come with discrete graphics (ATI Radeon HD 4650)

  • 1

    comes with Windows 7

  • 1

    good build quality

Cons
  • 3

    no HDMI inputs for use as a TV

  • 2

    most of the innovative/advanced features do not come standard

  • 2

    single screen size is somewhat small

  • 2

    poor air mouse control - far from even a Wii level

  • 1

    slow processors

  • 1

    not configurable like Lenovo's laptop lines

  • -1

    Comes with Windows Vista

  • -3

    poor attempt at making it look sleek - large jutting out base is not attractive

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