Lenovo Horizon 27-inch table PC is a £1,500 Monopoly board

This 27-inch tablet -- or table PC, as Lenovo calls it -- is aimed at people who have already bought literally ever other thing in the world.

Are you stinking rich? Are your children too precious to play Monopoly on a disgustingly common cardboard board? Then the Lenovo Horizon is for you!

This 27-inch tablet -- or table PC, as Lenovo calls it -- is aimed at people who have already bought literally ever other thing in the world. It runs Windows 8 and costs £1,500 from Currys and PC World, with Amazon and John Lewis set to offer it soon.

It's essentially an all-in-one PC with a spring-loaded stand on the back so you can lay it flat on your hand-carved mahogany coffee table. It's similar to the Sony Vaio Tap 20 we saw last year, but even bigger.

But it's not that special spec-wise, especially the screen, which is only 1,920x1,080 pixels -- perfect for films from across the room, but quite low-res for an all-in-one that you're using up close.

Apple's £1,500 iMac , which isn't a touchscreen, but is much thinner and better looking, has a 2,560x1,440 display. It also has a faster chip -- a 2.9GHz Intel i5 compared to the Horizon's 1.8GHz i5. They have the same 8GB of RAM (although the iMac's is faster) and 1TB hard drive.

What you're paying extra for, essentially, is the software, which you can see in action in the video below, starring my CNET.com colleague Dan Ackerman . The Horizon has lots of twisty swooshy apps for looking at photos and so on, as well as simple games preinstalled.

The best thing is that it comes with tabletop gaming accessories, like air hockey dibbers and a wireless die for board games. As Dan points out, however, its 2-hour battery life isn't long enough for a game of Monopoly, so you'll have to keep it plugged in.

What do you think of the Horizon? Would you be tempted if it was a little cheaper? What would you use it for other than ancient board games? Cast your die in the comments below, or take your turn on our Facebook page.

 

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