SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – August 4, 2010: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today introduced the ThinkCentre A70 and M70e, the latest desktop duo that provides customers with stylish design and powerful processing capabilities. Created especially for small to medium businesses (SMBs), the A70 features the latest processing, memory and graphics performance at an affordable price, starting at AUD$769. The M70e builds on the A70’s platform with advanced features for greater expandability, stability and manageability for larger business customers.
“Desktop PCs are the backbone of small businesses today, with customers depending on reliable PC performance to accomplish critical operational tasks,” said Chris Kelly, Director, SMB and Consume Business, Lenovo Australia and New Zealand. “The ThinkCentre A70 and M70e deliver practical performance and good-looking design at a reasonable price.”
The desktops come in two sizes including the small form factor or tower. They also sport a modern black minimalist exterior design that’s both fashionable and functional. The power button, media and USB ports are located in easy-to-reach locations on the front of the PC, and a new top handle makes moving the PC easy.
The ThinkCentre A70 and M70e exceed the requirements necessary for essential computing tasks. With processing performance capable of running multiple applications simultaneously, users can create presentations, edit images, search the Internet and send emails when multiple windows are open.
The desktops include the following features:
· Processor choices of Intel Core2Duo, Pentium and Celeron processors. Core2Quad processors are available with the M70e.
· Graphics choices of NVIDIA GeForce FX380 Quadro or Intel integrated GMA X4500 graphics.
· High speed DDR3 memory up to 4GB. Large hard drives up to 500GB and up to 1TB in the M70e.
· Gigabit Ethernet and DVD burner.
· Suite of Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools including Rescue and Recovery and System Update.
The M70e is equipped with a number of other features including an optional chassis intrusion switch, USB port disablement for extra security measures, a stable hardware platform1, greater expandability featuring an 8in1 card reader, and up to eight USB and multiple serial ports. The M70e is GREENGUARD certified and meets Energy Star 5.02 specifications, which helps customers control energy costs. Customers can also employ Lenovo’s Power Manager utility to set and monitor desktop energy usage, where they can also opt to use an 85% efficient power supply.3
Lenovo offers a variety of unique services for SMBs, such as Online Data Backup which ensures data protection through redundancy, Hard Disk Retention to keep possession of data when decommissioning PCs, and Priority Support to access 24/7 technical support.
Pricing and Availability4
The ThinkCentre A70 will be available from the beginning of August through Lenovo business partners. The ThinkCentre M70e will also be available through business partners, and at www.lenovo.com.au. Pricing for models of the ThinkCentre A70 and M70e start at AUD$769. All prices quoted include GST.
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.
112 month stable platform.
2On select models.
3Available on small form factor.
4Prices 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.