updated 02:45 pm EDT, Tue October 14, 2008
Lenovo intros desktop PC
Lenovo on Tuesday introduced a new PC to its desktop offerings, with the H210. The PC will include a choice of Intel dual-core CPUs, as much as 4GB of system memory and hard disks as large as 640GB. Meant as an all-around PC for the entire family, the H210 sports facial recognition software for secure logging in, as well as a new technology it call Bright Vision that automatically adjusts the monitor's screen brightness based on the user's proximity and ambient lighting. The system will also warn users they are sitting too close to the screen to reduce eye strain. Both systems require an optional computer camera, however.
To make uploading photos and transferring files from digital cameras and other personal electronics, the H210 includes a 16-in-1 media card reader. Users can also connect devices such as external hard drives to up to eight USB ports, including two widely spaced ports on the front panel. A DVD-RW optical drive will be standard fare.
To help get users back up and running in the event of a system crash, Lenovo includes a Lenovo Rescue System button that will quickly restore the PC. The task is made easier thanks to File Management that saves critical data on a special system partition.
The H210 without a monitor, will start at $399, though Lenovo has not released a specific launch date for North America.