Summary: The pros of Lenovo’s IdeaCentre A720 are many. It doesn’t lag and its display is not small at all. More than that, it boasts a hinge for the screen. This addition turns this model into a touch PC which works wonders. We aren’t that quick to heartily recommend this machine.
Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 27 Inch All In One Desktop Review
17 April 2014
Summary: As an all in one, the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 was a powerful machine that easily handled loads without difficulty. The system was whisper quiet, save the whirring of optical discs, and was very nice to look at thanks to its striking system design.
Summary: Although the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 didn’t especially impress in our benchmarks, it did prove capable of handling most typical computing tasks. For a system with an Ivy Bridge chip and a Kepler GPU inside, you might expect more on the performance front, but the CPU is 2.5GHz dual-core and the GPU is...
Conclusion: We fell in love with the A720 when we took it out of the box. It’s a sleek entry into a world of 27-inch all-in-ones that are universally chunky. Even Apple should be jealous. The honeymoon quickly wore off, however, as we started to notice some flaws.
Summary: Final Thoughts
Lenovo has really done a great job with the IdeaCentre A720. Just the design itself is something you really would not expect from Lenovo. If you took all of the Lenovo logos off of the A720 and put it in front of people I don’t think anyone would guess it was a Lenovo machine.
Pros: – Sleek and stylish design, – 27inch touchscreen display, – Display can be made flat, – TV tuner and HDMI in
Cons: – Could have had a larger resolution on the 27inch display, – Speakers are not the best
Excerpt: Touchscreens obviously aren’t anything new. While tapping and swiping on the glass screen has become commonplace on mobiles, the same gestures haven’t quite made their way to many notebooks or desktops.
Pros: Sleek and sensible design. Fully adjustable screen can be laid flat, and the IPS panel offers great viewing angles. All the entertainment necessities are here, including Blu-ray, HDMI in/out and a TV antenna jack. One of the best touchscreen all-in-one PCs available ahead of Windows 8’s launch.
Cons: Display resolution is a bit low for a 27-inch screen. Performance doesn’t quite match the price. Bundled peripherals are uninspired.
Conclusion: It's the first time in a long time that we have gotten excited about a touch-screen all-in-one PC. We have reviewed a number of them in recent months, but none of those managed to fully impress us.
Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 is a home run for Lenovo. You won't find a better touchscreen PC for this price, not until Windows 8 makes touchscreen PCs a commodity. For now they're still somewhat of a rarity - and this machine is one of the good ones.
Conclusion: If you do decide to go with this PC, just make sure you have a fair bit of desk space so you can tilt the screen down. Tapping and swiping around such a large surface is a lot more enjoyable with the screen tilted back, so you don't have to raise your arms and elbows so high to reach the upper...
Pros: Massive, responsive 27-inch touch screen, Gorgeous, versatile design, Large touch surface makes a Windows 8 upgrade an exciting prospect
Cons: Mobile components mean performance isn't great for the price, Program load times sometimes feel sluggish, Only two USB 3.0 ports
Summary: At the annual Intel Developer Forum conference, held in San Francisco in September, Intel showcased its Adaptive AIO technology, which will allow the AIO to be put to a variety of different applications in the future.