Lenovo Launches a New Gadget for Tech-Savvy Chefs

Lenovo's new chef-friendly computer helps streamline cooking

Lenovo's new 27" desktop is a perfect fit for the kitchen with options to watch your favorite cooking shows, while reading a recipe.

Lenovo’s latest desktop computer, the IdeaCentre A720, may just be a recipe for success in the kitchen. The IdeaCentre A720 has design details that protect it from spills and an easy-to-clean glass overlay, which make it an ideal fit for those working in the kitchen.

"It’s a versatile computer; you can read recipes, watch TV, search the internet, play games, and chat with your friends," said Lenovo ambassador Ashley Perry. "It’s also a good way to keep kids busy while you’re trying to cook."

The 27-inch IdeaCentre A720 is, at 24.5 millimeters thin, the slimmest of its kind and can act as a television so consumers can watch their cooking shows and follow along with the recipes. The seamless design allows for quick toggling between a television show and the Internet.

Although the sleek computer can’t be mounted, the screen angle can be adjusted to the point where the monitor lays completely flat so recipes can be easily read. The monitor uses 10-point multi-touch technology, which allows consumers to scroll through their recipes with any implement when their hands are full.

"If your hands are dirty you can use your elbows to scroll through your recipes," said Perry.

The computer has an HDMI input to connect to other high-definition devices and the elevated base allows for clearance under the machine to protect from spills. Comparable gadgets come with a matte overlay, which can be harder to clean. The glass overlay on the IdeaCentre A720 can be cleaned with just alcohol and a dry wipe.

The A720 is not just for kitchen use. The IdeaCentre A720 has gaming capabilities, built-in camera, and up to one terabyte of storage. Retail price for the IdeaCentre A720 starts at $1,599.