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Lenovo B500 and A310: Gaming PC, iMac and HDTV make sweet, sweet love

If a telly, a gaming PC and an iMac got it on and produced a high definition desktop PC, it might look like the new Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 and A310

If a telly and a gaming PC got together, made sweet lovin' and produced a high definition desktop PC, it might look like the new Lenovo IdeaCentre B500. It joins the new A310, both high definition 1080p all-in-ones powered by Windows 7 Home Premium, both packing TV tuners, and both a departure from the laid-back styling of other monoputers.

A310

The A310 -- not to be confused with the Lenovo phone of the exact same name -- packs a 1080p display and built-in television tuner. We don't have any specs yet, but we see from the picture that the design has a passing similarity to the classic G4 iMac. The arm at the back rotates and the screen flexes to different angles.

B500

The B500, pictured above, is a badass-looking 23-inch 1080p sci-fi-styled gaming all-in-one. It packs an Intel Core 2 Quad processor and discrete graphics, with up to 4GB DDR3 RAM and 802.11n WiFi. You get a choice of 500GB, 640GB or 1TB hard drives.

No less than six USB connections are concealed in the adjustable frame, with a card reader and DVD drive. Options inlcude a Blu-ray drive and TV Tuner. It also comes with a 4-in-1 remote control with gaming, VoIP phone and multimedia functions.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre B500 kicks down doors in late July 2010 for £850. The A310 follows in August for £800.