Lenovo IdeaCentre C100 All-in-One Nettop Will Have a Touchscreen, Eventually

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Here at the gdgt party, Lenovo introduced an all-in-one nettop we haven't seen before: The IdeaCentre C100 is an Atom-based, 20-inch nettop that will eventually pack Windows 7 and a touchscreen, but it'll have touchless Vista first.

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The IdeaCentre C100 is a 20-inch all-in-one that'll launch at a price point of, as the Lenovo people told me, "around $400." It'll have a 1.6GHz Atom, 1 or 2GB of RAM, a DVD burner and an 80GB-160GB HDD. Interestingly, the webcam and WiFi are both optional, which we suppose is one way to keep the price down.

The demo unit I saw was running Windows 7, but I was informed that they'll be releasing it this month with Windows Vista and without a touchscreen, even though the unit is dying for one. They'll be releasing a touch-optimized Windows 7 version come the OS's release in October, but the price will go up to accommodate the change. We'll update this post with more exact info when we get it, especially a specific price and release date. [Lenovo]

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d-j-silvers
Bigbadbikernerd

I don't know about this touch screen business on desktops...

I mean, if someone put their grubby fingers on my screen at work, I'd probably freak out. Now we're supposed to do it all the time? I works well on something hand held (easy to wipe off), but I think it would just end up a smeary mess.