Do PCs need new ideas? Apparently, Lenovo strongly believes so: after all, a black tower with messy cables and energy-guzzling hardware does not sound like how a modern PC used for idea generation should resemble. Enter the company’s new IdeaCenter A310, an All-In-One PC which clearly has an idea on how a proper, stylish PC with decent performance should look like. VR-Zone takes Lenovo’s latest Idea under the knife to see if it has what it takes to back its ideas.
When it comes to computers, there is no such thing as a ‘one style fits all’ form factor. And while many have claimed that the notebook computer will eventually replace the humble desktop as the platform of choice for computing, there is still nothing out on the market which can truly replicate the feeling of hammering away on a proper full-sized keyboard while staring at a large monitor connected to a powerful desktop PC.
However, the desktop PC is also not without its flaws. While no laptop or netbook can hope to match its raw power, the desktop PC has become synonymous with unsightly black towers and cable management nightmares. Which, in all fairness, is a common sight in most homes and offices. That is precisely the issue Lenovo is seeking to tackle with its new IdeaCentre All-In-One PC, the A310. But does it have the grunt to prove itself as a suitable desktop replacement? We shall soon find out.
But before we start, here is a quick listing of the Lenovo A310’s hardware specifications:
|Lenovo IdeaCenter A310 All-In-One PC Specs
|Processor||Intel Core i3-370M Processor (2.4 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)|
|Chipset||Intel HM55 Express Chipset|
|Graphics card||Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Home Premium (x64 version)|
|Display||21.5″ Full HD Frameless screen (resloution: 1920 x 1080)|
|Memory||4 GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM|
|Hard disk||500GB SATA hard disk|
|Wireless Connectivity||Wireless 802.11n & Bluetooth|