When it comes to operating a retail business there are a near-endless number of issues that need to be managed, ranging from inventory to payroll to vendor relationships to sales. And when it comes to tracking those issues, retail professionals depend on Windows computers.
And as the retail industry changes, that relationship is becoming more and more important. Many retail point-of-sale systems run on some version of the Windows operating system. Along with ringing up sales, those computers allow associates to clock in and out, manage HR issues and check stock of items in their own store or a sister location across town.
On the sales floor, those associates use tablet computers to serve customers when it's busy and to review training materials when it's not. And as commerce increasingly moves online, computers host the Web portals that help facilitate sales for shipment to a customer's home.
More and more, those computers are running Windows 10 Pro, the gold standard in business computing. Windows 10 Pro is an intuitive, easy-to-use operating system that offers a variety of powerful features to handle business tasks. When it comes to running Windows 10 for business, professionals depend on Windows 10 Pro.
In addition to all of the features of Windows 10 Home, Pro offers connectivity and privacy tools geared specifically for business users, including Group Policy Management, Bitlocker and Assigned Access. BitLocker is one of the most powerful disk-encryption tools available, while Assigned Access allows you to lock user accounts and prevent them from accessing specific apps. There's also a remote desktop control feature that allows you to access your PC from anywhere. But while the similar capability in the Home version of Windows 10 enables what is effectively just remote monitoring and viewing of another machine, with Windows 10 Pro you can use another device to connect to your PC and have access to all of your apps, files and network resources no matter where you are.
Lenovo's selection of computers designed for retailers and leveraging Windows 10 for business include its ThinkBook 14 Laptop, featuring up to a 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 processor, 16 GB DDR4 2666MHz memory and a 512 GB PCIe SSD hard drive. At just 17.9mm (0.7") thin, the ThinkBook 14 is portable enough to carry anywhere, and its dual-array Skype-certified mics and built-in speakers make it easy to call in and manage the store from anywhere.
Lenovo's ThinkPad T590 Laptop is based on the 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 8565U processor, with options including a 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare, touchscreen display, integrated Intel® UHD graphics and a fingerprint reader for added security. The ThinkPad T590 delivers up to 14.98 hours of battery life, with the Rapid Charge feature enabling a charge of up to 80% capacity in just an hour.
And for ultrapremium performance, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 Laptop features a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor with up to 6 cores and up to 19.5 hours of battery life. To make it easy to work on the go, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 is certified by Intel® for mobile performance. Thanks to its always-on responsiveness, you can wake the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 from sleep and be online in seconds.
And of course, all of Lenovo's business computers can be preloaded with Windows 10 Pro.
In addition to these, Lenovo offers a wide variety of laptops and desktop PCs to meet any need. Feel free to explore and find the Lenovo computer that's right for you!