It may look like a Dalek, but Lenovo’s newest entertainment-focused PC definitely isn’t a robot. Instead, the IdeaCentre 610S is a desktop computer with an integrated projector, essentially bundling a complete home theater in a single compact tower.
Even better, while the projector is integrated into the tower, it’s completely detachable, so you can keep the desktop in the same place while adjusting the projector’s placement to a more convenient viewing angle. Powered by a Texas Instruments DLP chip, the projector beams video at 720p resolution (maximum of 110 inches), with two integrated speakers, an HDMI port, and two USB slots for connecting peripherals. It even has a tripod slot, so you get maximum options in viewing placement.
While compact, the Lenovo IdeaCentre 610S packs some serious muscle, running on a 6th-gen Intel Core i7, with discrete Nvidia GTX 750 TI 2GB graphics, up to 16GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of storage, so this thing should handle most anything you can throw at it. It runs Windows 10, giving you free rein to use it as a home theater PC, a gaming rig, or a media editing powerhouse, among other potential applications. Granted, we doubt the tiny projector is able to pack speakers that can deliver a satisfying sound, although you can just pair it with an existing Bluetooth speaker to accompany any video you’re playing with sufficiently complementary audio.
There isn’t much else in the way of details, but the Lenovo IdeaCentre 610S is slated for release in June, with prices starting at $850.