When it comes to portability there’s nothing like the ease of a hybrid laptop or convertible tablet for computing on-the-go. While Lenovo has recently made a name for themselves in the ultra-portable computer market, there was a time when their bread and butter was desktop PC’s, and it’s still an area they take a great deal of pride in. Because no matter how much of the market focuses on thinner, lighter devices, there will always be a need for larger, high-performance home and work machines that can handle your heavier lifting. And one of their best models, the K450e, just got a whole lot more appealing if your pocketbook is what’s been standing in the way of you purchasing this stationary workhorse.
Most of the affordable mid-range desktop PC’s out there have been able to cut costs by also sacrificing some of their internal power, but that does not seem to be the case with Lenovo’s K450e. This tower of power sports a fourth-generation quad-core Intel Core i7 CPU, integrated Intel HD graphics 4600, 16GB of RAM, a 2TB solid-state hybrid drive, and ports galore. With two USB 2.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, 7-in-1 card reader support (MS, MS Pro, SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, and MD) in addition to HDMI, VGA and DVI ports, this machine comes ready to handle any task you can throw at it. And just in case you had a mind to see exactly how much you could cram into one machine, Lenovo makes it easy to simply remove its cover and slide in a new drive if you need a boost to the already expansive internal storage.
Since this isn’t necessarily a brand-new release from Lenovo, the K450e will ship with Windows 8.1 installed by default. As with most other devices and PC’s though, it will be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost through July 2016, so you’ll still be able to take advantage of the new Xbox app, Cortana and all the other sweet incentives that accompany the Windows 10 upgrade. Regardless of which OS suits your fancy, this PC is sure to offer an immersive gaming and media experience thanks to full 7.1 channel surround sound support and memory that can expand quickly as you can use it. And best of all, thanks to a markdown this week, Lenovo is letting these sleek little overachievers go for the low starting cost of $649.99 which even includes a USB mouse and keyboard.
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