Lenovo announces its first desktop, IdeaCentre K210

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Today marks a new day for Lenovo with the announcement of its first desktop, the IdeaCentre K210. For all intents and purposes, it’s just a desktop but it pulls a couple things from the laptop line that are unique and cool, like Veriface facial recognition technology. It also includes an anti-microbial keyboard and “Bright Vision”, which detects how far you are from the monitor and adjusts screen brightness. I’m kind of skeptical about the latter of those two.

You can get the IdeaCentre K210 with the following specs if you want.

* Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processors
* Intel® GMA 3100 integrated graphics
* Blu-ray HD-DVD Combo accommodates home theater
* High definition audio 5.1 for reverberating sound
* Gamers will love the optional upgrade to ATI Radeon 2600 XT (512MB)

Full specs after the jump.

Pricing starts at $379 after MIR and you can choose from a 19- or 22-inch monitor for $229 or $299.

IdeaCentre K210 Specifications

Lenovo 3000 K210 technical specifications:
Choices vary by retailer

Up to Intel® Core™2 Quad

Operating system
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium

Video graphics
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerators X3100

Hard drive
Up to 500GB SATA

Up to 3GB PC-5300 DDR2 std/4GB max

Optical drive
Blue Ray DVD

Integrated communications
Gigabit Enternet

Form factor

Media reader
16 in 1 media card

Intel G31

PS/2 Anti-bacterial keyboard

USB Optical Mouse

1 year parts and labor

Front ports: 2 USB 2.0, Rear ports: 4 USB 2.0; 1 serial (9-pin), 1 parallel (25-pin), 2 PS/2

Included software
Win DVD 8.0, Lenovo Rescue System 2.0, Power2Go 5.5, LVT menu, Veriface, PC-cilin 2007, Lenovo Media Studio, Microsoft Office Trial 2007, Live toolbar, Driver & Application Auto-installation