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Lenovo announces IdeaCentre A540 asymmetric all-in-one PC with gen 9 Intel CPUs and Radeon GPUs

The new IdeaCentre A540 comes with 24-inch and 27-inch displays. (Source: Lenovo)
The new IdeaCentre A540 comes with 24-inch and 27-inch displays. (Source: Lenovo)
In order to make the IdeaCentre A540 display thinner, Lenovo moved some of the components in a base stand that also wirelessly charges QI-certified handhelds. The new all-in-one systems come in 24-inch or 27-inch sizes, and users can opt to get the 10-point touchscreen versions. Besides the gen 9 Intel i7 CPUs and AMD Radeon RX 560 GPUs, the 24-inch model may also be equipped with AMD Ryzen CPUs.

It is not often we get to see OEMs going all in on innovative designs for niche products like all-in-one systems. Right now, when we think of all-in-one systems, we would just imagine a slightly thicker display that has all of the components crammed on the back, which is essentially how Apple designs the iMacs. Lenovo is looking to approach this from another angle with the new IdeaCentre A540 model. Instead of making the display thicker, why not place some of the components in a mini PC case that also acts like a support stand for the display?

Lenovo explains that the asymmetric sleek design is inspired by Cypress trees and comes with 24-inch and 27-inch displays. Both variants also get 10-point touchscreen options, and the 27-inch display features a QHD option, as well. These systems support up to gen 9 Intel i7 CPUs coupled with AMD Radeon RX 560 GPUs, and the base supports wireless charging for QI-certified mobile devices even when the unit is switched off. Moreover, the 24-inch model can be equipped with AMD Ryzen CPUs.

Despite its unusual curvature, the metallic steel stand provides the needed balance for the screen. The base also integrates JBL by Harman speakers compatible with the Dolby Audio standard, while the displays also come with clever pull-ou IR cameras that feature TrueBlock Privacy shutters as added security.

Prices for the 24-inch model will start at 799 EUR, whereas the 27-inch will get a 999 EUR starting price, and the IdeaCentre A540 systems are expected to go on sale in September.

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The new design allows for a thinner display as some components are placed in the base unit. (Source: Lenovo)
The new design allows for a thinner display as some components are placed in the base unit. (Source: Lenovo)
The base unit can wirelessly chage QI-certified devices. (Source: Lenovo)
The base unit can wirelessly chage QI-certified devices. (Source: Lenovo)
Despite the asymmetry, the display is still well balanced. (Source: Lenovo)
Despite the asymmetry, the display is still well balanced. (Source: Lenovo)

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Bogdan Solca, 2019-08-30 (Update: 2019-08-30)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.