Lenovo has updated the AIO 7, a 27-inch 4K all-in-one desktop PC with a 90-degree screen rotation. The new AIO will not be sold in North America, but will be available in “other selected geographic markets.” Pricing hasn’t been announced, but last year’s model started at $1,599.
New to this model is the ability for users to wirelessly cast their smartphone’s screen onto the 27-inch rotating display. (Your phone must support DLNA, AirPlay, Miracast, or LElink.) The swivel form factor has recently gained popularity, in part due to the growth of vertical video formats in social media, a feature that could be useful for editing videos and photos in that space. It could also be a fun way to experience TikTok.
Internally, the device is powered by AMD’s Ryzen 6000 processors and optional AMD Radeon RX 6600M graphics. Like last year’s model, you can also plug a laptop into the AIO 7 via USB-C to control two devices with the same peripherals.
Rotating displays didn’t start with AIO 7 — TVs and Chrome OS desktops have dabbled in the past — but it’s still unusual to see a rotating display in an all-in-one. Lenovo announced today a few other devices in the Yoga and IdeaPad lineup, many of which prioritize combining power with portability. AIO is an interesting desktop option for those in the countries where it will be available, and for those who need more screen real estate.