Sydney, Australia – January 19, 2011: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the ThinkCentre M91 and M91p desktops designed to give large businesses the highest levels of performance, security and manageability. Available in tower, small form factor and eco small form factor versions, the desktops are designed for speed and performance with technologies including SATA III, USB 3.0, Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 and support for four monitors. The ThinkCentre M91p also features the latest Intel vPro technology to maximise security and manageability.
“We’ve packed the ThinkCentre M91 and M91p desktops with the latest performance technologies, like Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, to give users and IT departments a noticeable difference in the way they work,” said Chris Kelly, Director, SMB and Consumer, Lenovo Australia and New Zealand. “Now PC users can quickly open and save data, view graphics and video faster and stream work across four monitors.”
Powerful Performance and Productivity
The new desktops are Lenovo’s fastest ThinkCentre desktops yet. They speed up multi-tasking thanks to a variety of new performance technologies including the Intel Core i3 processors on the ThinkCentre M91 and Intel Core i5 and i7 processors on the M91p. The desktops allow ultimate expandability with four DIMM slots delivering up to 16 GB of high speed DDR3 memory on select models1. Additionally, SATA III technology reads and writes data twice as fast as previous versions, while USB 3.0 transfers data between devices up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. For users who rely on multiple screens to work with data or graphics, select models can support up to four independent displays via a discrete graphics card.
The desktops are also packed with extra features for even more robust performance including eight USB ports for connecting external devices and high definition audio for voice and video conferencing. Additionally, select models2 offer an optional second hard drive, two PCI slots and an eSATA port. Users can also jump online and quickly browse digital content with the desktops’ Gigabit Ethernet. The desktops feature several of Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies including Rescue and Recovery, System Update and Power Manager, to help users with common PC tasks such as backing up and recovering data, updating their PC and saving energy.
Rapid Start Up and Shut Down With Enhanced Experience 2.0
Customers can start their Lenovo PC on average 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows 7 computer3 thanks to Lenovo RapidBoot technology featured on all Enhanced Experience 2.0 PCs. RapidBoot technology uses a range of proprietary optimisation techniques to deliver even faster start-up and 28 percent faster shutdown speeds.3 Customers can identify Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 PCs through a special Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 certification sticker affixed to them.
Secure and Manageable
The ThinkCentre M91p desktop provides the highest levels of manageability for IT staff responsible for managing large fleets of PCs. With the latest Intel vPro technology, security technologies are designed into PC hardware instead of software, making the PC less vulnerable to security threats. The ThinkCentre M91 and M91p desktops include a variety of security features such as USB port disablement for physically managing data going in and out of a PC. Lenovo includes Hardware Password Manager, standard for simple management of encrypted hard drives. Additionally, the ThinkCentre M91 and M91p desktops include a Trusted Platform Module (TPM), a secure cryptoprocessor chip that manages encryption keys and processes.
Pricing and Availability4
The ThinkCentre M91 and M91p desktops will be available starting from March through business partners and http://www.lenovo.com.au. Pricing for the ThinkCentre M91 and M91p desktops are available through Lenovo business partners. All prices quoted include GST.
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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.
1SFF and tower models.
2Small form factor models for second hard drive option. Small form factor and tower models for two PCI slots.
3Testing conducted by CNET Labs, Beijing in November 2010, using the independent Microsoft VTS tool to measure start-up, shutdown, resume and other Windows 7 performance measurements. 42 competitors PCs were tested from Acer, Apple, Dell, HP, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba, representing both commercial and consumer desktop and notebook products at mainstream price points. These were compared with comparable Lenovo products. Data from competitors and Lenovo PCs were averaged and compared to calculate the claims used.
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.