Lenovo Packs Motion Gaming Controller In With New DesktopS

Lenovo rolled out their new line of computers today in preparation for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show. Among the list is an "all-in-one" desktop that includes a motion-sensing remote for gaming.

The IdeaCentre A600 All-in-One Desktop includes a 21.5-inch frameless screen, integrated speakers, digital TV tuner and a 4-in-1 optional remote controller.

"It is the first to bring PC users the ability to play games using the remote control's 'motion drive' feature, which controls on-screen objects according to the movement of the remote.

Unlike competitor's remotes, the Lenovo 4-in-1 remote controller can also be used as a VOIP handset3 to make and receive phone calls over the Internet, similar to a typical cordless telephone. The remote also serves as a media center/TV remote, and with Microsoft Vista Media Center users can use the controller to operate DVDs, movies and TV. Additionally, the remote also functions as an "air mouse" so it can be used to operate the cursor on the screen, eliminating the inconvenience of using a wired mouse."

That seems like an odd combination of abilities, and I'm not really sure how much I care about motion controlled games on my PC. The A600 hits in April starting at $999.