While all-in-one PCs aren't exactly high on the wish lists of mainstream PC gamers, Lenovo rep Michael Littler believes his company's IdeaCenter B540 might do the trick.
"Typically, all-in-one PCs aren't that great for gaming," confesses Littler. "But this one has desktop components, so that means [the B540] has components that would be in a regular tower desktop PC."
That means the processor, hard drive, and other components are geared more towards performance that they would be in most all-in-one desktop PCs.
The system's features include a multi-touch monitor with (optional) 3D capabilities. It also has swappable picture-in-picture, allowing for NTSC television to run on-screen along with (or instead) of the computer is displaying. The television is run through standard inputs on the back of the machine and includes a standard RF jack as well as HDMI inputs. Having this feature allows for the B540 to not only run as a PC but as a high-definition (possibly) 3D display for console gaming as well. The television feature, like the unit's 3D capabilities, is an option.
Littler believes that Lenovo's B540 all-in-one PC will become available over the Summer of 2012. He estimates the asking price will be in the ballpark of $700-$800US.