Summary: The heart of Lenovo's IdeaCentre A600 is in the right place, offering a 21.5-inch LCD-based all-in-one for less than $800. But a faster competitor and a careless design turns us off from this particular A600 configuration. You might consider a different A600 build if you can live with the design, but we can't recommend the $749 version.
Pros: High-resolution 21.5-inch LCD; semiuseful facial recognition software; replaceable memory, hard drive, and optical drive.
Cons: Faster large-screen all-in-one available from Averatec for the same price; clunky design can pinch fingers.
Conclusion: The A600 has a 21.5 inch screen (1920 x 1080 resolution) so its on the small side. It comes with a choice of IntelCore 2 duo CPUs, an optional ATI Radeon GPU, 4GB of DDR3 RAM hard drives up to 1TB.
Lenovo IdeaCenter A600 All-in-One Desktop Aims Squarely at iMac
2 December 2009
Excerpt: The Lenovo IdeaCenter A600 all-in-one desktop is most definitely taking a leaf out of the iMac book, but given the cheaper cost of non-Apple parts, it just might be an iMac killer. It comes with a choice of Core 2 Duo processors, 21.5″ 1920×1080 full HD screen, optional Blu-ray, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, optional ATI Radeon graphics card (not sure what one), up to 1TB of HDD space, facial recognition technology, and a […]
Summary: At a time when PCs really have become consumer commodities, a complete, all-in-one computer like the A600 is quite appealing. The IdeaCentre is a user-friendly product that can easily slip into the role of a shared home PC. No cable messes, no clutter of discrete machines. It's also capable and robust enough to fare well in a home or small business, and when the cost of a separate monitor is considered, the A600 represents good value as well.
Conclusion: At the RRP of RM 3,999 – I think this All-in-One desktop is great as a family computer. The 21.5″ screen is far from being an LCD TV replacement but for desktop purpose, it’s great for practically anything – even for graphic design work. The HD3650 discrete graphic system makes it a little more capable for computer gaming. The remote control makes it convenient to navigate the Windows Media Center when seated slightly further away.
Conclusion: is an all-in-one desktop with plenty of features and bells-and-whistles to keep all but the most jaded of users happy. Perhaps taking a page out of Apple's book, Lenovo put a lot of effort into the look and feel of the A600, with its black-colored chassis, borderless 21.5-inch 1920x1080 TFT display, curved back, and svelte form factor--measuring only 1-inch thick at its thinnest point.
Summary: Lenovo's forthcoming IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one looks like Darth Vader's own iMac. The slick black machine has style and cool to spare, and the optional four-in-one remote functions as a regular remote, an air mouse, a Wii-style game controller, and -- get this -- a wireless VOIP phone. The Lenovo Ideacentre A600 is full of thoughtful design choices, like side-mounted USB and FireWire ports, and slots for multiple kinds of memory cards.
A Peek at Lenovo's Shiny New All-in-One IdeaCentre A600 Desktop
14 June 2011
Conclusion: Since it was announced at CES 2009, Lenovo's newest sleek and shiny All-in-One IdeaCentre A600 desktop has been drawing eyes and envy with its thin form factor and pretty design. Lenovo claims it's the thinnest AIO computer in the market at the moment, and from the looks of it, it's most likely to be true as we found from tinkering with the prototype unit.