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Lenovo: Enterprises Can Save 1,000 Hours Per Year

Lenovo launches Windows Enhanced Experience 3, which seeks to cut boot up times by almost half.

JOHANNESBURG, SA – 8 June, 2012:An enterprise of 500 workers can save up to 1,000 hours a year¹, according to Lenovo South Africa. Through its third iteration of Enhanced Experience for Windows 7 (EE3), certified Lenovo PCs are able to boot up 40% faster² than typical Windows 7 machines, saving 20 seconds during each boot up. Developed in collaboration with Microsoft, this exclusive certification is available on Lenovo Think and Idea-branded PCs.

Time is a precious commodity, and when it comes to your PC, we need to make sure that every second counts, reducing the time it takes to get your PC up and running," says Mark Cohen, Vice President, Lenovo. “The EE3 optimisations we’ve made on our consumer and business PCs mean customers spend less time waiting and more time doing what they want to do, with faster boot time performance and quicker resume times for a more instant-on experience.”

Powered by what Lenovo has dubbed “RapidBoot” technology, customers using traditional spinning disk hard drive (HDD) Lenovo PCs can start up their PC in 24 seconds, compared to typical Windows 7 PCs which takes upwards of 41 seconds. RapidBoot uses optimised processes and hardware settings to allow Lenovo PCs to boot up faster.

“People want their PCs to be ready when they are, and Lenovo’s RapidBoot technology provides a noticeable difference in performance,” said Nick Parker, vice president of Worldwide OEM Marketing at Microsoft Corp. “Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows 7 exemplifies how our collaboration with Lenovo across hardware and software leads to amazing experiences that continue to delight customers.”

Fortified Security

With data security a primary concern for company IT managers, Think-branded PCs³ with EE3 also come with robust security features, including self-encrypting hard drives that protect the data on the PC in case of loss or theft; a hardware password manager; a fingerprint reader that can be used to power the PC on and login with a swipe of the finger; USB Blocker, which can block the use of any USB device connected to the PC based on types of devices; and a BIOS Port Lock.

A full list of currently available EE3 certified products can be found at

About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries, and the world’s second-largest PC vendor. 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 centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see

1Calculated at 20 seconds saving per day, translating to 2 hours saved per year per user.

2Takes 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.

3Some features are optional or are only available on certain models.