Lenovo Announces Partnership with the NSW Department of Education and Training

SYDNEY, Australia: March 31, 2009 - Lenovo today announced that it has secured a partnership with the New South Wales Department of Education and Training to provide laptop personal computers to New South Wales government secondary school students and teachers.

This partnership will see Lenovo provide 220,000 IdeaPad S10e laptop personal computers to government secondary school students in years 9 - 12 and their teachers across New South Wales, an integral part of the Digital Education Revolution.

"Lenovo firmly believes that technology is the key to the learning success of all students in Australia which is why we are delighted to announce our partnership with the New South Wales Department of Education and Training" said Phil Cameron, Managing Director of Lenovo Australia and New Zealand.

"At Lenovo we believe that through this combination of our exceptionally engineered technology and the world class education provided by the NSW Department of Education and Training in New South Wales, our students, faculty administrators and teachers will be better equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century" Cameron added.

Lenovo created the IdeaPad S10e specifically for the education sector. The IdeaPad S10e is a compact and lightweight laptop personal computer that supports a full range of productivity applications and features high level computing power, storage and memory - all with the core Lenovo attributes of leading edge design, reliability, robustness, performance and service.

Two examples of the innovative technologies introduced by Lenovo with the IdeaPad S10e include advanced network security and remote manageability tools. Advanced network security tools prevent users from accessing unauthorised internet content and control access to NSW DET networks. Remote manageability tools allow NSW DET to remotely monitor and manage the devices on demand, wherever they are located, maximizing their efficiency and effectiveness.

The Lenovo IdeaPad S10e features ground breaking theft protection features such as hardware level reporting, retrieval and remote disabling functions and RFID tagging. The Lenovo IdeaPad S10e presents a zero value theft proposition thereby removing any incentive for them to be stolen and protecting the students and teachers that use them.

In-built connectivity options such as wireless LAN and WAN, bluetooth and ethernet enable the Lenovo IdeaPad S10e to be used in a variety of settings - the classroom, the library, the playground, in the home, on the bus - anywhere students study, collaborate and learn.

The Lenovo IdeaPad S10e is a true learning tool. It provides students with the ability to collaborate on lessons, participate in video conferences, access electronic content, interact with teachers and work together in teams. This ensures students leave school with the skills necessary for their future educational, working and social lives.

About Lenovo
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