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Lenovo Launches Innovative Business PCs Offering

   

AUSTRALIA, SYDNEY – June 11, 2010: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced five new PC products that bring innovation back into the desktop computing space. The industry’s first large enterprise-focused 23” all-in-one (AIO) desktop, the ThinkCentre M90z, blends strong performance and IT features with sophisticated style and advanced web conferencing design. The compact ThinkStation C20 redefines expectations for a small dual socket workstation. The ThinkStation C20x offers an extra boost of memory and more powerful processors, making it the highest performance workstation of this form factor.

Lenovo is also introducing two new ‘first of their kind’ monitors. The first port replicator monitor, the Lenovo L2230x wide provides full port replication via USB, providing notebook computers with greater convenience and productivity in the workspace. The ThinkVision L2321x wide (Duo), the first ‘dual’ display monitor, allows a single screen to be split into two for running legacy applications using a widescreen display.

"While more people are using mobile devices, there are many environments where desktop products simply make sense, and these latest Lenovo products showcase how our new innovations are leading in this space," said Chris Kelly, Director, SMB and Consumer Business, Lenovo Australia and New Zealand. "We believe all-in-one is the future of desktops, so we created the ThinkCentre M90z to deliver everything large enterprise customers need; uncompromised performance, customised ergonomic features and a full web conferencing experience."

ThinkCentre M90z – A Full-Scale Commercial AIO

The ThinkCentre M90z packs the full performance of a traditional desktop into a slick 23-inch display. It comes equipped with choices of the latest Intel Core i5 and i3 processors, DDR3 memory, selection of hard drives or a solid state drive, a DVD drive, webcam (with microphone) and optional WiFi/Bluetooth. The ThinkCentre M90z also comes with an optional ergonomic stand: frame, height adjustable, extended arm or wall mount arm.

Click here to see Lenovo designers detail the story behind the making of the ThinkCentre M90z. You can also view the Centre for Severe Weather Research taking the M90z out on the road tornado chasing here.

The ThinkCentre M90z takes web conferencing to a new level with a number of optional features that give it both style and substance:

  • >Optical touch-screen that can be easily cleaned
  • >Unique web cam on/off switch for physical control of the camera
  • >Auto-brightness control to intelligently save energy
  • >Array microphone for clear audio with physical mute button
  • >Touch capacitive monitor buttons for elegant convenience

While the ThinkCentreM90z saves space and fights clutter on the desk, for IT departments, it includes a full complement of manageability features to make it the first AIO built for large businesses. Lenovo's ThinkVantage Technologies productivity tools such as Lenovo's Hardware Password Manager for encrypted hard drives are included. Additionally, the ThinkCentre M90z is the industry’s first AIO to offer support for Intel® vPro™ technology.

Following the tradition of other ThinkCentre M Series desktops, the ThinkCentre M90z incorporates a tool-less design allowing users the ability to easily upgrade components such as the Hard Drive, Optical (DVD) Drive and memory.

ThinkStation C20 and C20x – A Fit for Finance and Wealth Management

Lenovo designed the ThinkStation C20 and C20x workstations with the number-crunching performance needed to drive financial markets. With space at a premium at the standard traders’ desk, the C20’s provide an ultra-compact size, being 46% smaller than competitive offerings, without compromising on performance. Its small size allows for more ThinkStation workstations to be installed in a rack or trader desk versus the competition. An analyst can also attach and run up to 16 monitors. Lenovo has engineered many industry “firsts” to package high performance into such a compact design. New Lenovo-developed technologies include a patented slim, rotatable optical drive and a tri-channel cooling system.

The workstations offer:

  • > Choices of Intel Xeon 5600 Series processors
  • > Up to 96 GB of DDR3 memory on the C20x with 12 available DIMM slots
  • > Up to two NVIDIA FX4800 class graphics
  • > Native SAS support on theC20x
  • > Certified for compatibility with SBFI Trading and Control Room Furniture

Lenovo L2230x Wide and ThinkVision L2321x Wide Monitors – More Than A Monitor

The Lenovo L2230x Wide and ThinkVision L2321x Wide monitors let users do more with two-in-one capabilities. The L2230x Wide monitor makes connecting from a notebook computer simple and economical by combining a port replicator and 21.5-inch monitor into one device. For an 11-inch notebook computer, the L2230x monitor provides nearly double the display space, and an easier way to work.

The monitor connects to peripherals through USB and is the first to allow direct plug in of an Ethernet cable. The L2230x Wide provides a cost effective solution at AUD$389 compared with purchasing a port replicator and monitor separately.

Lenovo engineers developed a creative solution to give large business customers the best of both worlds with the ThinkVision L2321x Wide monitor. The ‘duo’ monitor features a dual display function so users can work in split screen mode. For example, with 2:1 mode, users can view full screen PowerPoint slides on one part of the display and run other applications on the other side. The L2321x Wide has both Analog VGA and DisplayPort video input and comes with a height adjustable stand.

More Gains in Green – M90z First TCO Certified Edge AIO

All of the new PC products incorporate greener designs. As the first TCO Certified Edge AIO, the ThinkCentre M90z sets a new standard for AIO environmental considerations and ergonomics. All the products are highly efficient by meeting Energy Star 5.0 standards, offering EPEAT Gold rated models and using high amounts of recycled materials. The ThinkCentre M90z uses the equivalent of approximately 65 recycled plastic bottles in the chassis alone. The C20 and C20x are the only 80 Plus Bronze Certified compact workstations, and both monitors are TCO Certified Edge.

Pricing and Availability1

The ThinkCentre M90z all-in-one desktop will be available from June 28, 2010 through business partners and on www.lenovo.com.au. Pricing starts at AUD$1,899. The ThinkStation C20 and C20x workstations will be available in mid-June starting at AUD$2,899. The Lenovo L2230x Wide and ThinkVision L2321x Wide monitor will be available in mid-July through the web and business partners and are priced at AUD$389 and AUD$419, respectively. All prices quoted include GST.

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally 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 centres in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.au.

1Prices do not include shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. 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.