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Announced at CES 2012 and released in May, Lenovo's IdeaCentre A720 is an all-in-one with a 27-inch 1080p touchscreen display, powered by an Ivy Bridge processor, Nvidia GeForce graphics, and an optional hybrid hard drive/SSD set up.

Description

The updated version of Dell's XPS One 27 is a 27-inch all-in-one desktop for Windows 8. It now features an integrated touchscreen, as well as a 2560 x 1440 quad-HD resolution powered by Ivy Bridge processors and up to 16GB of RAM. The graphics card can be upgraded to a Nvidia GeForce 640M for the gaming crowd.

The Samsung Series 7 All-In-Ones are PCs featuring Windows 8 and capacitive touchscreens with 10-point multitouch and 1080p resolution. The 27-inch Series 7 AIO comes with a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor paired with 8GB of RAM, AMD Radeon HD 7850M discrete graphics, and 1TB of internal storage.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: May. 21, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,999.99

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 30, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,599.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Oct. 26, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,699.99

Also Known As...

  • Alias: Series 7 AIO
  • Width: 25.6 inches
  • Height : 18.9 inches
  • Depth: 8.66 inches
  • Weight: 25.57 pounds
  • Color: Silver / Black

Hardware

  • Width: 26.14 inches
  • Height : 19.32 inches
  • Depth: 2.82 inches
  • Weight: 35.16 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Width: 25.6 inches
  • Height : 19 inches
  • Depth: 7.5 inches
  • Weight: 25.6 pounds
  • Operating system: Windows 7
  • Notable bundled software: Lenovo IdeaTouch

Software

  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • Screen size (diagonal): 27 inches
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px
  • Touch technology: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display (base)

  • Screen size (diagonal): 27 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 2560 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1440 px
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Screen size (diagonal): 27 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px
  • Touch technology: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Base CPU model: Core I7-3610QM
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.3 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.3 GHz

Processor (base)

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Base CPU model: Core i5-3330S
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.2 GHz
  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Base CPU model: Core i7-3770T
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.5 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.7 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7 3770S
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 3.1 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.9 GHz
  • Graphics type: Discrete
  • Base Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Base discrete GPU model: GeForce GT630
  • Dedicated VRAM: 2 GB

GPU (base)

  • Graphics type: Optional
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics
  • Graphics type: Discrete
  • Base Discrete GPU brand: AMD
  • Base discrete GPU model: Radeon HD 7850M
  • Dedicated VRAM: 1 GB

GPU (max)

  • Discrete GPU brand: Nvidia
  • Discrete GPU model: GeForce GT 640M
  • Dedicated VRAM: 2 GB
  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3

Memory

  • Base RAM size: 6 GB
  • Max. config RAM: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Slots: 2
  • Base RAM size: 8 GB
  • Max. config RAM: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1600 MHz
  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base storage type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base storage capacity: 1 TB
  • Max. config HDD: 1 TB
  • Max. config SSD: 64 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Memory card support: SD, Memory Stick, MMC

Storage

  • Options: HDD (7200RPM), Hybrid Drive
  • Base storage type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base storage capacity: 1 TB
  • Max. config HDD: 2 TB
  • Max. config SSD: 32 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Memory card support: SD, Memory Stick, xD, MMC
  • Options: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base storage type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base storage capacity: 1 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Memory card support: SD, MMC
  • Optical drive type: Slot-loading
  • Media supported: BD-ROM

Optical Drive

  • Optical drive type: Slot-loading
  • Media supported: DVD+-R/RW, BD Combo
  • Media supported: DVD Super Multi
  • Audio brand: Dolby Home Theater

Audio

  • Audio brand: Waves MaxxAudio 4, Infinity Premium
  • Speakers: 2
  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • Video resolution: 1080p
  • Effective pixels: 1.3 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 720p
  • USB: 2
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • HDMI input(s): 1
  • TV Tuner: Optional
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1

Ports

  • USB 3.0: 6
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • HDMI input(s): 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • USB: 3
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • HDMI: 1
  • HDMI input(s): 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 1
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Optional

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Optional
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Power

  • PSU wattage: 235 W

Bundled Accessories

Remote control, Wireless mouse, Wireless keyboard
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