TORONTO and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – September 18, 2007 - Expanding upon its enterprise manageability and security platform, Lenovo today introduced its latest PCs, the ThinkCentre M57 and M57p desktops in tower, small form factor (SFF) and ultra small form factor (USFF).
Tailored to the unique needs of large commercial customers, the PCs provide the ultimate manageability experience with the latest Intel® vPro® processor technology in the ThinkCentre M57p desktop. The PCs also offer top performance with quad core Intel® Core™2 Quad processors in the ThinkCentre M57 desktop. When combined with Lenovo’s ThinkPad notebooks featuring Intel® Centrino Pro® processor technology with Intel Active Management Technology and Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies, Lenovo offers the most complete platform for notebook and desktop fleet manageability.
To complete the desktop solution, Lenovo also introduced the industry’s first 22-inch widescreen WUXGA resolution monitor, the Lenovo ThinkVision L220x Wide monitor, providing the highest resolution of any monitor in this size screen. The rollout also marks the first monitor of this type to support full high definition 1080p video.
“Large corporate customers are telling us that manageability and security are essential factors when purchasing PCs for their organization,” said Dilip Bhatia, executive director, global desktop marketing, Lenovo. “The new ThinkCentre desktops provide users the latest technologies for the most productive computing experience along with the solutions that IT managers need to manage and to secure a fleet of hundreds or thousands of PCs.”
Studies show that PCs with the latest Intel® vPro™ and Intel® Centrino Pro™ capabilities can help IT organizations reduce the number of deskside visits or service depot calls traditionally required to inventory, upgrade, repair, rebuild or reimage PCs by up to 80 or 90 percent 1 .
The ThinkCentre M57p desktop helps reduce complexity in IT management in several ways:
The PCs offer top performance with a range of discrete graphics card choices, large hard drives and security features including I/O port disablement, a TPM1.2 security chip and support for Computrace® software.
Lenovo designed its SFF desktop to support discrete graphics and four DIMM slots for additional memory and upgradeability. The SFF and USFF desktops are equipped with eSATA capability (optional for tower) which can provide higher transfer speed with an external hard drive than USB 2.0, as well as an auto-sensing power supply unit.
Industry’s First 22-Inch Widescreen WUXGA Monitor The combination of the ThinkVision L220x Wide monitor’s 178 degree horizontal and vertical wide viewing technology along with 103 pixels-per-inch dot density creates more vivid blacks, allowing colors to stand out and creating an overall superior image when compared to today’s 22-inch wide SXGA alternatives. Additionally, its ability to tilt, swivel and automatically reset image orientation when rotating between landscape and portrait view provides flexibility for a variety of work environments. The monitor also comes with four powered USB 2.0 ports for connecting to peripheral devices.
Addressing the Environment - Cool, Quiet and Energy Efficiency Matter In workplace environments, PC acoustics are important, and incremental improvements can make an exponential difference in the computing experience. With an up to five decibel improvement over previous models, the SFF offers a quiet, non-distracting experience. Lenovo also reduced the SFF desktop’s average running temperature by nine percent for greater reliability. The products are highly energy efficient with both the PCs and monitor complying with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star® 4.0 criteria.
Pricing and Availability 3 The ThinkCentre M57 and M57p desktops start at approximately $949 and $1249 respectively, while the ThinkVision monitor starts at approximately $579. The PCs will be available beginning in October, and the monitors will be available beginning in November. All of the products will be available through Business Partners and www.lenovo.com/ca .
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/ca .
1. Source: Intel Corporation: "Intel Centrino Pro and Intel vPro Processor Technology," 2007. 2. Intel vPro processor technology in 2007 DASH implementation is based on draft DASH 1.0 specification.3. Prices 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.