July 2, 2008
Lenovo Outs IdeaCentre K210- First Consumer Desktop
Lenovo’s IdeaCentre K210 uses your face for a password; open its case with the click of a button and the intuitive screen brightens up according to the distance between you and the comp using BrightVision technology. Features include easy-access case for upgrades, an Intel Core 2 Quad processor and optional upgrade to ATI’s Radeon 2600 XT GPU. VeriFace technology recognizes a user’s face via the integrated webcam and eliminates the need for passwords. Lenovo has included a “chassis open” button that does away with screws to pop open the case easily and quickly. The company also developed a buckle design to hold in the modem, graphics and sound cards, making them easier to swap out. The OneKey recovery offers a swift way to bring your system back to original in a jiffy.
Lenovo’s IdeaCentre K210 is available immediately online and in select retail stores, the K210 starts at $379.99 with a mail-in rebate. Accompanying monitors with built-in webcams are available in 19- and 22-inch variants, which cost around $229 and $299 (after rebate) respectively.