Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 27-inch All In One Desktop Review 2013
Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 wasn’t initially created for Windows 8 but given its big glossy 27 inches multi-touch LED display it’s perfect for the operating system that focuses on touch applications and functionality. The viewing angles are incredibly flexible you can adjust them from 5 to 90 degrees, a feature that is not as much often encountered in all in one devices as it should be.
The price range is a little high because, unlike all the above models, this one features a bigger panel. However the resolution could have been higher to match the panel’s size (27-inch) like it is in Dell XPS One 27. Lenovo chose to go with 1080p resolution Full HD.
And as always, the price range fluctuates according to the optional features included like TV turner, CPU type (i5/i7), and GPU memory (1GB/2GB). I am going to present the Lenovo A720 with technical specifications that bring it as closely as possible to the $1,500 price range.
The Processor is Dual-Core i5-3210M just like in the Vizio CA24T-A4 with 3MB L3 cache, 2.5GHz core speed and up to 3.10GHz on Turbo. However, unlike the Vizio, this best all in one desktop computer from Lenovo incorporates the Nvidia Geforce GT 630M graphics card with 1GB DDR3 memory like the ASUS ET2300. For great gaming performances (DirectX 11 games on medium settings) this GPU should be backed up by an i7 CPU. But, as I said, that’s only for gaming lovers.
Furthermore, 6GB DDR3 RAM 1333MHz with 8GB being the max capacity, 500GB 7200RPM hard drive, Blu-ray player/dual-layer DVD burner combo, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Ethernet port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 HDMI port, headphone and microphone jacks, and a long list of preloaded applications.
All in all, the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 looks great, incredibly slim, a little expensive, and its average technical specifications are not over-the-top cutting edge but they are great for day-to-day operations, entertainment, and for gaming recreational time.