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Lenovo Tees Up for Business Computing with "Golf Ball-Sized" Desktop

   

Lenovo Tees Up for Business Computing with "Golf Ball-Sized" Desktop

Johannesburg, South Africa – May 21, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced its new ThinkCentre M92p “tiny” desktop PC, the industry’s first Intel® vPro™ Technology enabled one-litre desktop measuring just the width of a golf ball (34.5 mm). The ThinkCentre M92p, along with the new ThinkCentre M92/M72e tiny desktops, exhibits an innovative small form factor allowing it to fit in practically any space while maintaining first-class productivity with up to 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ vPro processors.

The ThinkCentre tiny form factor is equipped with the latest desktop power manager for optimal energy efficiency and enhanced reliability and manageability features. It’s the perfect desktop for users who need superior computing power in a small package. Lenovo today also announced the new ThinkCentre M92z all-in-one (AIO) and the ThinkVision LT2323z wide monitor offering an excellent VoIP experience.

“ThinkCentre desktops are evolving to fit the needs of today’s professional users, offering superior desktop power in a very innovative, space and energy efficient form factor,” said Lv Yan, senior vice president, Think Product Group, Lenovo. “We designed the tiny form factor so that businesses can enjoy outstanding performance and manageability regardless of the size of their workspace.”

“Lenovo’s tiny form factor ThinkCentre M92p desktop PC illustrates the fact that there is still room for innovation on desktop platforms,” said Zane Ball, general manager of Intel Desktop Platforms. “Lenovo has taken advantage of the unprecedented performance and power reduction improvements in our upcoming 3rd Generation Intel Core™ vPro processor family, which will enable the industry to build smaller, thinner PCs that are more secure, powerful and power-efficient.”

ThinkCentre Goes Tiny

The ThinkCentre tiny form factor is the first desktop of its size to use Intel vPro Technology and can conveniently be positioned on a desktop, hung on a wall, or mounted under a desk. With choices of up to a 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor, the tiny form factor can fit in today’s shrinking office space without sacrificing power. The M92/M92p tiny also supports up to four monitors in Mosaic Mode or three independent monitors without the need for a graphics card. Lenovo is also expanding its accessories portfolio to include options specifically created for the tiny form factor.

The M92/M92p/M72e tiny form factor desktops include options for solid state or traditional hard drives, integrated graphics, USB 3.0 and WiFi. With Lenovo’s Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows 7 (EE3), the tiny form factor enjoys a fast boot up -- 30 percent faster than non-optimized PCs¹. Users can be confident their information is protected with enhanced data protection with TPM Security Chip and RAID 0,1. With PC cloud Manager for Intel vPro Technology, IT managers can manage their PC fleet remotely on web-based system, without the need for a management console.

The M92/M92p/M72e tiny features certifications from EPEAT Gold, UL Environment Gold, Energy Star, GREENGUARD and Cisco EnergyWise.

Next Generation All-in-One

Available in 20 and 23-inch models, the ThinkCentre M92z AIO provides a powerful and productive computing experience with:

  • • Choices of up to 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ i7 processor
  • • Up to 1 TB of storage with optional solid state or traditional hard drives
  • • Optional 1 GB discrete AMD Radeon graphics on 23-inch touch-screen model

The M92z AIO, Microsoft Lync qualified, is built for business collaboration: a new 23-inch IPS LED screen delivers a 178 degree wide viewing angle and a built-in HD webcam delivers an effective VoIP experience, while a supreme anti-glare feature with multi-touch capability is available as an option. It also comes standard with Dolby Advanced sound enhancement for a rich audio experience. With its built-in Wi-Fi technology, users can easily connect to the Internet and its enhanced tool-less design allows quick and simple service and upgrades. Not only powerful and manageable, the M92z is among the industry’s most environmentally-responsible AIOs: its plastic components use more than 50 percent recycled consumer materials and it meets certifications for energy efficiency and environmental considerations, including EPEAT Gold, UL Environment Gold, Energy Star, TCO Edge, GREENGUARD, Cisco EnergyWise and TUV Green Mark.

Voice and Audio Optimized Monitor

The 23-inch ThinkVision LT2323z is the first monitor to be qualified by Microsoft Lync – specifically designed to enhance the VoIP experience.  Features include IPS screen technology, allowing multiple viewers to see images clearly regardless of their viewing angle. Integrated Full HD camera, speakers, and dual digital microphone with noise cancellation and adjustable settings aid smooth group meetings.  For enhanced productivity, users can opt to work in dual-screen mode, which provides the benefit of two monitors in one. For added convenience, users can lift, tilt, swivel or pivot the monitor.  

The LT2323z’s industry-leading technology is matched with the highest industry standards for environmental safety and energy efficiency including: UL Environment Gold, TUV Green Mark, Energy Star, TCO Edge, and EPEAT Gold. Lenovo's LT2323z is also the industry's first TUV Green Mark certified monitor.

Pricing and Availability in Africa²

The ThinkCentre M72e/M92/M92p Tiny desktop, ThinkCentre M92z all-in-one desktop and ThinkVision LT2323z monitor are available starting July 2012 through Lenovo business partners and www.lenovo.com.

For more information on these products and more, please visit the Lenovo New Product Showcase.

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR:LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. 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. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centres in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.

¹Takes the average of Lenovo EE3 notebooks and desktops, and compares it with averaged data from 49 competitor products of similar configuration (Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 PCs only). Testing conducted by CNET Labs, Beijing in December 2011 using the independent VTS tool to measure start-up time and other performance measurements. Performance will vary by model and configuration.

²Prices do not include tax or 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.