I’ve been fairly impressed with Lenovo this year with phones and computers but I really haven’t been impressed with their tablets. They just didn’t have a standout tablet like the iPad Air or Nexus 9 or even the NVIDIA Shield Tablet. Apparently Lenovo has decided to ignore that segment of the tablet market completely and go with something truly insane. If you have seen all of the tablets out in the world these days and just thought, “I wish they were bigger,” Lenovo has the tablet for you. It’s called the Horizon 2.
First of all, the Horizon 2 is a 27 inch touchscreen tablet. 27 inches…it’s gigantic. And Lenovo even goes out of their way to call it a table PC instead of a tablet which makes sense because the word “tablet” implies some level of mobility but let’s be honest, it’s just a giant tablet. At 27 inches, it is a fairly decent display resolution but it’s not going to blow you away, especially with the pixel density of the Samsung Tab S and iPad Air but it’s not going to disappoint either.
Otherwise, the Horizon 2 is actually quite unassuming. It does have a kickstand for using it as a proper desktop computer or even just changing the viewing angle if you want to type on the screen itself but the rest of the design is very much typical to the Surface tablets with the aspect ratio and slightly rounded corners.
What It Can Do
Thankfully, this table PC does not need to be plugged in constantly; it does have a battery included. However, the battery life is only about an hour due to the huge screen and number of pixels. However, as a device to be used for both work and pleasure, the Horizon 2 is definitely powerful enough to handle both. It has a great processor and good amount of RAM; it can even run the newest Call of Duty on medium graphics. Anything else won’t be nearly as intensive (except for maybe video editing) but this machine is not built for those kind of uses. For a great all in one desktop computer with the added feature of being able to lay it flat or at least move it around the house, the Horizon 2 is the best option out there.
One of the coolest features is the use of NFC. If you have NFC on your smartphone, you can transfer files directly to the Horizon 2. It’s like the computer on the TV shows like Hawaii Five-O; it’s pretty awesome! As for software, it runs Windows 8 which has been quite divisive among all tech users. I personally like it for the live tiles on a desktop and Windows 10 will be coming out soon so it’s really up to you and your preferences.