Lenovo has quietly released the IdeaCentre C100 at the gdgt party in San Francisco. The IdeaCenter C100 is an all-in-one 20-inch unit with the potential for a touchscreen. The first version of this desktop machine will ship with Windows Vista, therapy but the rumors are that when Windows 7 is released Lenovo will ship an updated version of the C100 with a specially optimized touch screen.
The gdgt launch party and meetup was attended by 18 companies who were ready to show off their hot new gear for the first time. Lenovo were there and casually brought in the C100 and popped it onto a table.
The IdeaCentre C100 is based on Intel’s N270 1.6GHz Atom processor and comes with up to 2GB of RAM. Other specs include a choice of an 80GB or 160GB hard drive, case a DVD burner and an optional webcam and optional WiFi.
The device will initially be sold running Vista and a standard 20-inch display, find but Levovo will switch the C100 to Windows 7 once the new OS arrives in October, and add an optional touchscreen layer.
There is no word on pricing as yet, but the Lenovo people at the party touted the figure of around $400. For the UK that will probably means over £300 even though at the current exchange rate it should be under £250.