updated 12:10 pm EDT, Mon October 24, 2011
Lenovo C325 offers touch to entry desktops
Lenovo hoped to bring a rare level of features to lower cost all-in-one desktops through the C325. The 20-inch PC manages to fit an optional touchscreen and native apps but keeps the price down by using AMD's 1.65GHz E-450 processor. The chip gives it graphics fast enough for modern 3D and 1080p video, including over HDMI.
The easel-shaped design still finds room for some extras, such as the options of a TV tuner or USB 3.0. An uncommon always-ready speaker system lets users plug in an outside audio source like an iPod and play it without having to turn the computer on.
Lenovo hasn't outlined what users get in the standard version other than the E-450 and a DVD burner, but prices will start low for an all-in-one at $699. Some versions will have as much as 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Sales should start later today with both black and white versions.