80

conclusion:We like it

80

The IdeaCentre A720 is a good all-in-one entertainment PC that has all of the key features you need for a living room setup, including a 27-inch 1080p touchscreen display, HDMI input for your cable box and gaming console, a Blu-ray drive and an HD tuner. However, its performance and display aren't quite up there with the best all-in-one PCs, like the gdgt Must-have Dell XPS One 27. However, the XPS One lacks a touchscreen, so if you're looking for a sleek, versatile entertainment PC with a big touchscreen display, the IdeaCentre A720 is worth a look.

Critic reviews

8.0
11 reviews
  • Speed and features
    7.1
  • Design and form factor
    8.6
  • Expandability
    7.1
  • Noise
    10
  • Size and weight
    7.1
  • Power consumption
    8.0

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User reviews

9.0
1 review
8.0
PC World Aug 29, 2012

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 is a strong choice for lovers of digital, and great for board-style gaming, but there more economical choices available.

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7.0
PC Mag Aug 14, 2012

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 is one of the better touch-screen desktops out there, and sports an innovative design. But in terms of performance and features, it lags behind competing desktops.

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6.0
CNET Aug 8, 2012

The IdeaCentre A720 has some enticing touch capabilities and design elements, but not enough meat in its apps or its core features to justify its cost.

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9.0
CNET UK Jul 20, 2012

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 offers a 27-inch Full HD screen along with a Blu-ray player, powerful internal components and sleek, stylish looks making it a good option for someone looking for a TV-cum-computer for the living room.

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9.0
SlashGear Aug 13, 2012

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 is a home run for Lenovo. You won’t find a better touchscreen PC for this price, not until Windows 8 makes touchscreen PCs a commodity. For now they’re still somewhat of a rarity – and this machine is one of the good ones.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Jul 27, 2012

This gorgeous, slim yet powerful 27in all-in-one PC is the first to make touch not just practical but a pleasure, thanks to its 10-point capacitive MVA touch screen, ability to fold completely flat, and genuinely fun bundled software.

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8.0
Computer Shopper Aug 2, 2012

Those looking for a stunning, forward-looking entertainment desktop that's well-equipped for Windows 8 will appreciate the IdeaCentre A720. But be aware that other big-screen all-in-one PCs deliver better performance for similar prices.

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8.0
TechRadar Oct 25, 2012

As a home entertainment PC it's a real winner - especially if you want to combine your TV and PC into a single device. As a home touch PC for Windows 8 it's also exemplary and its competence with movies and media will be hard to surpass, if you can afford the high asking price.

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10
Expert Reviews Aug 7, 2012

If photo editing and design work are your key interests, the prize still goes to Apple, but the IdeaCentre A720 is more suitable for home entertainment and gaming, so is still an excellent all-in-one.

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9.0
HotHardware Jan 16, 2013

So go ahead and drop the $1,599 on the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720, so long as you set your expectations accordingly on its intended usage model.

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7.0
Digital Trends Aug 21, 2012

The A720’s touchscreen seems pointless given the lack of a good touch interface. Performance is behind the competition. And the display doesn’t serve up as many pixels as it should. Another major issue is the lack of solid multimedia features. A TV Tuner is available, but the computer lacks what...

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9.0
sspadda sspadda

Having anxiously waited almost 5 months, I was probably one of the first ones to jump in when it was finally launched in May 2012; been loving it since then. Besides awesome aesthetics, and a great look & feel, this machine is very stable and fast. Some things that I would have loved to see...

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