Author: Bob Buskirk
Using a touchscreen is something we are used to with our mobile phones and tablets but it really has not translated to the desktop all that well. Yes there have been all-in-one touchscreen systems, but for the most part they have been clunky and Windows 7 really is not made for a touchscreen. This all changes with Windows 8. The Metro interface in Windows 8 is more or less designed to be used with a touchscreen device. Today we are checking out Lenovo’s flagship all-in-one and their largest as well with a 27-inch touchscreen display. The IdeaCentre A720 features a very sleek and thin design, NVIDIA GeForce Graphics, a TV tuner, HDMI in and out, WiFi, Bluetooth and much more. Read on as we have some fun and check out this system.
The IdeaCentre A720 comes in a nice retail box, but it is surprisingly thin actually. There is a photo of the A720 in action on the front and all of the specs are listed on the side.
Opening the box up everything is nicely protected inside by styrofoam and cloth. Getting it all out you have the A720 unit, wireless keyboard and mouse, power adapter, power cable, media center remote and receiver, coaxial cable adapter, driver CD and user manual.
The wireless keyboard and mouse are pretty basic. The keyboard uses the same type of keys as you will find on many of Lenovo’s laptops. Many people will find the keys a little cramped compared to other normal-sized keyboard. The mouse is a 2 button optical mouse with a scroll wheel. Both the keyboard and mouse take batteries.