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Launch day at last! New iPhone expected to debut at noon.

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The IdeaCentre A720's versatile, 10-point multi-touch screen makes it ideal for games. The IdeaCentre A720's versatile, 10-point multi-touch screen makes it ideal for games.

Today is the day! After months of rumors, speculation, spyshots, leaks from suppliers, and crystal ball predictions, we will finally get the scoop on the next generation iPhone.

Topping the list of expected iPhone improvements are a larger screen, a thinner case, a metal back, LTE networking, and a new docking connector. 

No other company generates hype or maintains secrecy about new products better than Apple. The decorations on the exhibition hall even created buzz on Cnet.com.

Regardless of whether the new iPhone disappoints, analysts predict that pre-orders will quickly reach seven digits, and iPhone fans will camp outside Apple retailers in droves.

Various websites will provide live coverage of the event. Simply Google "live coverage iphone 5 launch." The action starts at noon CDT.

Lenovo IdeaCentre A720

Before Hurricane Isaac, when people asked me whether they should buy a notebook now or wait for Windows 8 to arrive, I would always answer that if you need a new system right this minute, go ahead and buy it. If you didn't, wait for new models with Windows 8 pre installed.

Microsoft obviously doesn't want PC sales to plummet while consumers wait for Windows 8, so if you buy a new Windows 7 PC between now and the end of January, you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $15. See Windows 8 Upgrade Offer for details.

Nevertheless, analysts predict Windows 8 will spark a flood of new notebooks equipped with touch screens, because with Windows 8's radically different user interface, a touch screen display borders on a must-have.

But what if your PC was destroyed by the storm and you can't wait? No worries. Models are on sale now that are more than ready to run Windows 8 in all its glory. Take the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720, for example. The A720 is a slim, all-aluminum 27" all-in-one PC packed with multimedia versatility.

Measuring less than an inch thick, the IdeaCentre A720's frame-less display provides 10-point multi-touch, meaning it can detect all ten of your digits, so you can type with both hands on a virtual keyboard, tickle the ivories of a piano app, etc.

Unlike the majority of all-in-one desktops (AIO), Lenovo put most of the A720's circuitry in the base, which allows the screen a range of adjustment from -5 degrees to 90 degrees. The effect is like a huge tablet, which opens up a wealth of possibilities for e-readers, games, and photo editing.

Powered by the Intel Core Processor family and NVIDIA GeForce graphics with up to 1TB HDD and 64 GB SSD storage, the A720 delivers an impressive home multimedia experience on a frameless high definition 16:9 wide-screen. Eight gigabytes of RAM is standard.

Home entertainment system features include thundering Dolby audio, a standard size TV/DVR remote control, and a 720p HD webcam. Other amenities include 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, 6-in-1 card slot, HDMI (in and out), USB 3.0, slot-load DVD (Blu-Ray available), wireless keyboard and mouse, HD TV tuner, and more.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 has a starting price of $1,299, but a fully-loaded unit will run closer to two grand. For more information, visit Lenovo.com.

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