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Lenovo Launches ThinkStation Brand in Fast Lane with the AT&T Williams Formula One Team

   

GROVE, OXFORDSHIRE, UK – November 6, 2007 – Lenovo partnered with the AT&T Williams Formula One team today to launch the new ThinkStation brand – a powerful new entry in the workstation PC marketplace and the first new Think brand introduced in five years.

ThinkStation marks more than ten years since a major PC vendor has entered the workstation market 1 . The ThinkStation S10 and D10 workstations are designed to offer Lenovo's highest performance and reliability for professionals in the most demanding data and graphics intensive environments, such as computer-aided design/engineering, digital content creation, oil and gas exploration and electronic design automation.

The workstations are based on the upcoming Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5400 series and Intel® Core™2 Extreme processors, the first processors based on new 45-nanometer technology that nearly doubles the density of transistors on the chips for new levels of energy-efficient performance.

Two organizations highly dependent upon using the latest technologies, the NBA and the AT&T Williams team, are evaluating the workstations for integration into their operations.

"We run our motorsports business like our cars – fast, accurate and innovative," said Alex Burns, chief operating officer, Williams F1. "We've relied on Lenovo to diagnose, repair and push the limit on racing performance. In an ongoing battle to be next in the victory lane, Lenovo's new ThinkStation workstations will help change the way our engineers work with faster interaction and design simulation to produce the next winning car."

Workstation Designed for Maximum Performance and Usability The dual processor ThinkStation D10 workstation will offer the fastest Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processor 5400 series, while the single processor ThinkStation S10 workstation will offer the latest Intel® Core 2 processors including the Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor QX9650 along with the latest graphics solutions from NVIDIA. They also come equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet and multiple slots, bays and USB ports for expandability.

"Lenovo designed the ThinkStation to be the highest performance, highest quality workstation, delivering an unparalled experience for professional users who work in graphically and computationally-intensive environments where a standard desktop PC isn't enough," said Peter Schrady, vice president and general manager, Emerging Products Group, Lenovo. "Not only do the Lenovo workstations provide excellent performance and leading-edge acoustics, but our environmentally-responsible, user-centric design also helps to increase productivity."

Lenovo is collaborating with leading independent software vendors to obtain the certifications that ensure seamless hardware and software interaction. Lenovo will offer a variety of storage, graphics adapters, memory and rail kits for the workstations.

"Both Lenovo and Intel understand the challenges customers face, particularly the increased performance to handle evermore complex computational problems and visualization applications," said Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and general manager, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel. "Lenovo and Intel combined their engineering expertise, Intel's groundbreaking processor technology and Lenovo's understanding of the client experience. The results are systems with greater efficiency, speed, memory and throughput to meet customers' needs."

Beyond the high-performance focus, Lenovo designed the workstations with the environment in mind by offering models complying with the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star® 4.0 requirements to help users manage energy usage and costs. The workstations feature 80 percent efficient power supplies. Additionally, they contain more than 50 percent recycled plastics content.

The workstations also incorporate usability along with cutting-edge performance. Lenovo's user-centric design includes a removable top handle for moving the workstation easily in a variety of work environments as well as a side cover latch for easy access to the system. The workstations also include illuminated front I/O ports to help users work easily in multiple system and low light conditions. For a cool and quiet experience, Lenovo's unique thermal design provides workstation performance with the acoustics of a standard Lenovo desktop PC.

To help increase user productivity and reduce system downtime, the workstations come equipped with a range of ThinkVantage Technologies including Rescue and Recovery, Client Security System and Image Ultra Builder. These unique productivity tools help reduce the total cost of system ownership.

Pricing and Availability 2 The ThinkStation workstations will be available starting in January through Business Partners and www.lenovo.com . Pricing for the ThinkStation S10 workstation will start at approximately $829 and the ThinkStation D10 workstation will start at approximately $1,199. About Lenovo Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world's best engineered personal computers. Lenovo's business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com .

About AT&T Williams Lenovo is an Official Partner of AT&T Williams, one of the world's leading Formula One teams with 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles and 113 Grand Prix victories to its credit. Today, the Williams F1 company employs around 520 personnel at a 40ha technology campus based in the heart of the UK's Motorsport Valley in rural Oxfordshire. The company is unique as an entrant in the FIA Formula One World Championship as it is the only organisation that exists solely to race. The company's core competencies are the design and manufacture of Formula One race cars, and the deployment of this expertise in running the team's entries into the Grands Prix each season. The company was formed in 1978 and is privately owned by Sir Frank Williams and his long-term business partner, Patrick Head. For more information, visit: www.attwilliams.com

1Major PC vendors defined as IBM, HP, Dell and Sun.

2Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.