FLATTENED

Lenovo IdeacentreTabletop computers are the latest thing this season. They’re flat enough to mount into a coffee table. The ones getting the best reviews are full-fledged Windows 8 computers and cost $900 to $1800. They have stands – like a kickstand – if you prefer it that way.

The 27-inch Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon is the jazziest and most expensive at $1800. Two people can play a game like air hockey or monopoly and the computer knows that your finger is yours and mine is mine. When flattened down, many custom games and apps become available. A new “Aura” interface lets you spin wheels to choose games and do other neat tricks. But for a much lower cost, around $1300, we’d go with the Asus Transformer AiO, a Windows 8 tabletop which becomes an Android tablet when you lift it off its dock.

 

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