What you need to know
- Lenovo unveiled its latest all-in-one, the IdeaCentre A540 today.
- The PC is built around an asymmetric design with a Qi wireless charging pad built in.
- The Lenovo IdeaCentre A540 is expected to go on sale in September starting at $799 in 24-inch and 27-inch sizes.
As we prepare for IFA 2019 to kick off next week, Lenovo is getting started a little early by launching a new slate of consumer PCs ahead of the show. The highlight here is the new IdeaCentre A540, which is a bit of an eye-catcher with a design that certainly stands out from the crowd.
The IdeaCentre A540 is meant to mimic the asymmetry of the Chinese Cyprus tree, according to Lenovo. Whether you buy into that or not, it's certainly an elegant look, incorporating a gold-colored metal bar that extends from one side of the PC base to support the display. The base also serves a dual purpose, acting as a wireless Qi charger for your phone whether the PC is turned on or off.
Other features include a pop-up camera at the top of the display, including an IR camera that works with Windows Hello for authentication. The PC is available in two sizes as well, with both 24-inch and 27-inch sizes. Both sizes will be available in either touch or non-touch versions.
Inside, you'll get to pick from 9th Gen Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors, AMD Radeon RX 540X and 560X graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage and 2TB of hard drive storage.
The port selection is slightly different depending on the model you choose. The 24-inch version includes one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A pots, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI in and out, and an SD card reader. The 27-inch, meanwhile, includes largely the same port selection, but swaps out the USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port for a USB-C port.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A540 is expected to launch in September. Prices will start at $799 for the 24-inch model and $1,299 for the 27-inch model.
Why is the monitor up in the air? 🤔😂
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