Lenovo on Monday added four new models to its AIO desktop range: the A530, B750, B550 and B350. All four will be made available in October with a starting price of $799 except for the B530 that has an undetermined price as of this writing.
For starters, the A530 AIO desktop features a widely adjustable screen that tilts from -5 to 90, and a 23 inch IPS screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio and 10 point touch input. The base of this AIO rig is supposedly a mere 1.3 inches thin and the display itself as little as 0.8 inches thin, contained in an all-aluminum chassis.
On the hardware side, customers will be able to configure the AIO with up to an Intel Core i7 "Haswell" CPU, up to 8 GB of DDR3 memory, up to a 1 TB hard drive or up to a 1 TB SSHD (with integrated 8 GB SSD cache). Other features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 6-in-1 card reader, HDMI in/out ports, DVD burner or Blu-ray optical drive, and Dolby certified speakers.
The Lenovo A530 will be available starting October at Best Buy, priced from $1,099.
Moving on to the "B" series, the B750 has a 29 inch screen with a 2560 x 1080 resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio. The AIO is powered by a choice of up to an Intel Core i7 "Haswell" CPU and Nvidia GeForce GTX 760A GPU with 1 GB VRAM. Lenovo Motion Control has also been thrown into the mix to simplify common tasks using hand gestures, as well as Lenovo Split Screen to view and work with multiple windows simultaneously on the wide 21:9 screen.
This AIO also has an integrated DVD reader/writer or Blu-Ray Disc drive, integrated Bluetooth 4.0 (optional) and Wi-Fi, a 6-in-1 card reader, optional HDMI out/in ports, and a JBL designed 2.1 speaker system with built-in 20 watt subwoofer and Dolby Home Theater. This AIO measures just 11.73 inches thin.
The Lenovo B750 will be available starting October on Lenovo.com and at retail stores starting January 2014, priced from $1,199.
Finally, we have the 23 inch B550 and the 21.5 inch B350. Both have an IPS screen with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, and customizable options including up to an Intel Core i7 "Haswell" processor, and up to 2 TB on an HDD or SSHD. These two AIOs also feature 16 GB of DDR3L memory, integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, HDMI output, and integrated sound with Dolby certification. The B550 actually has Dolby Home Theater with JBL-designed speakers.
"AIO desktops have become the first-choice option for many consumers seeking a home PC with power and flexibility," said Jun Ouyang, vice president and general manager, desktop business unit, Lenovo Business Group. "Whether as a home entertainment center, a desktop for productivity or a gaming and multimedia device, we believe an AIO should adapt to our customers' needs quickly and smoothly and offer them a level of performance on par with a traditional desktop."
The Lenovo B550 is available now on Lenovo.com and will be available at select retail stores starting October, priced from $799. The B530 model will be available starting October on Lenovo.com, but the company currently hasn't set a price.