Lenovo C260 19.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop 57327041 Review

Lenovo C260 19.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop 57327041 Review

19.5 inch Lenovo C260 Touchscreen AIO
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Black Lenovo C260 (57327041) is a compact 19.5 inch All-in-One touchscreen desktop computer with a 4th generation Intel Pentium processor, 4GB memory, 500GB hard drive, a HD+ 10-point multi-touch display, DVD drive and useful connectivity ports that is suitable for light home office use, school work or home entertainment.

Lenovo C260 comes with the quad core Intel Pentium J2900 processor (2 x 1MB L2 cache) at 2.41 GHz speed (up to 2.67 GHz with turbo boost) that offers 50% better performance than the previous Intel Atoms and great energy efficiency (10W max power consumption) but no hyper threading- it is already a quad core CPU, 4 GB DDR3 SoDIMM RAM at 1600Mhz to multitask efficiently (adequate at this price level), 500 GB hard drive at 7200 rpm rotating speed (faster read an write speeds than standard HDDs) and 64-bit Windows 8.1 OS with its additional user friendly functions and its familiar Start button and desktop screen option to make the move from Windows 7 easier.

19.5-Inch Screen HD+ LED backlit 10-point capacitive touch display with 1600 x 900 pixel resolution, 200 nits brightness, 16:9 cinematic aspect ratio and Intel HD graphics with just 4 execution units and lower clock speeds of 688-896 MHz that doesn’t allow you to run the latest game titles fluently- it would be a little hard at this budget price level anyway, but you’re fine with older games and the screen is nice to look at with the HD+ resolution. You’ll hear decent sound through its 2x 2W stereo speakers as well as a 20W subwoofer. 720p HD webcam with microphone is good for video conferences and Skype chats.

Lenovo C260 19.5-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop 57327041 Review
Black Lenovo C260 AIO weighs 9.9 pounds and has the dimensions of 18.63 x 2.13 x 13.95 inches (a bit over 2 inch deep) so it is clutter-free and won’t occupy a lot of space on your desk. Island style AccuType USB keyboard and optical mouse are wired and standard but both are ergonomic and reported to be comfortable enough- better than standard keyboards. You have the 802.11bgn wireless LAN, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, DVDRW Rambo optical drive, 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port, 6 in 1 card reader (SD, SHC, SDXC, MMC, MS, MS-Pro), an HDMI in and out port for great HD quality audio and video on your HDTV, a headphone jack, a microphone jack and a Kensington security lock.

Conclusion: Lenovo C260 is good for daily things like web browsing, spreadsheets, word processing, uni assignments, playing songs, movies and older lighter games but not for the latest games at high settings or demanding programs as neither the Pentium J2900 nor the integrated Intel HD graphics card are sufficient for such tasks. It is nice to have the capacitive touch feature that is easy to use and that feels responsive and intuitive. All-in-Ones generally cost more than normal but the C260 seems to offer quite a bit for its price tag. Good computer for light use overall with less flaws you’d expect at the price it is offered. If you’re after a powerhouse with much higher specs to perform more complex tasks, you do need to pay a lot more.

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