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Lenovo to release giant 27-inch ‘coffee table PC’

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Dismayed that family members are spread out, each with a separate PC or tablet? Lenovo has something it believes will get them back together: a PC the size of a coffee table that works like a gigantic tablet and lets four people use it at once.

The IdeaCentre Horizon Table is a 27-inch (68.6-centimeter) screen with the innards of a Windows 8 computer built into it, and it can stand up on a table. But you can pick it up off the table, unhook the power cord and lay it flat for games of “Monopoly.” It’s big enough to fit four people around it, and the screen can sense ten fingers touching it at once.

Lenovo Group Ltd. says the Table PC will go on sale this summer starting at $1,699.