Tuesday, May 8th 2012

Lenovo Elevates Desktop Computing with ThinkCentre M and Edge Series PCs

Lenovo today announced a new series of ThinkCentre M and Edge Series desktops and all-in-ones (AIOs) designed to fit the needs of today's demanding business environment via a range of models featuring a blend of essential features, powerful performance and affordable technology. The new desktops and AIOs not only include the latest generation of Intel Core processors for powerful performance, but also feature the latest in Lenovo design and performance innovations including blazing fast 15-second boot up times, intelligent cooling methods and productive multi-screen functionality.

"Business professionals working in highly productive and collaborative environments need PCs designed with their business needs in mind," said Tom Shell, vice president and general manager, Commercial Desktop Business Unit, Lenovo. "These new desktops give users and IT managers a more productive computing experience, whether it's better multi-tasking, powerful performance or space-saving design."
Style, Simplicity and Power for Small-to-Medium Business - ThinkCentre Edge 92z All-in-One
With an Infinity Glass front panel covering the 21.5-inch high definition IPS LED display and a design that's 2.5 inches (65mm) thin, the Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 92z is Lenovo's slimmest commercial AIO with an eye-catching design. Under its modern, sleek look-one that looks like more like a monitor than an entire machine-the Edge 92z includes the essential features small-to-medium businesses (SMB) require, including third generation of Intel Core processors and the Lenovo Solution Center powered by Intel Small Business Advantage, which provides a set of tools for remote management of energy settings and PC updates.

The Edge 92z's innovative features include an optional 10-point multi-touch display and Lenovo's View Management Utility to easily manage multiple active displays. In addition, professionals in fields such as advertising, design or higher education will appreciate the ability to wirelessly connect the Edge 92z to an HDTV or business display using the integrated Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology. For increased productivity, the Edge 92z includes all of the capabilities expected of Lenovo PCs, including Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 (EE3) with Rapid Boot technology and integrated voice and video conferencing capabilities with an optimized high definition camera and array microphone.

Stylish and Powerful - ThinkCentre Edge 72
For SMBs seeking an affordable yet elegant PC that covers the essentials, the sleek design of the ThinkCentre Edge 72 integrates easily in almost any office décor and environment. Built for performance, productivity and convenience, this desktop includes the third generation Intel Core processors. It offers a full package of productivity tools and features, such as Lenovo EE3 with RapidBoot technology. The Edge 72 also includes support for two independent displays with standard VGA and DVI ports so users can work separately on two monitors.

Built for Business - ThinkCentre M72z
Designed for productivity in dynamic working environments such as education, healthcare and government organizations, the space-saving design of the ThinkCentre M72z All-in-One is ideal for organizations that need big performance in a small space. The clutter-free design with optional wireless keyboard and mouse results in a 65 percent smaller footprint compared to a traditional desktop system with 20-inch display1, yet the M72z delivers uncompromised performance with third-generation Intel Core processors and Lenovo EE3 with RapidBoot technology.

A 20-inch LED backlit LCD panel with an optional touch screen display and Lenovo's View Management Utility for multiple screen displays complements the M72z's compact design and high performance. The M72z also includes integrated voice and video capabilities with optimized high definition web camera and array microphone for unified communications. To reduce the worry of protecting sensitive data, the M72z includes security features such as a TPM security chip, an optional self-encrypting hard disk drive and support for Lenovo PC Auto Lock technology, which uses the web camera to detect when the computer is unattended and then locks it securely.

Essential Value and Convenience - ThinkCentre M72e
Designed to meet the ever-increasing communication needs of large businesses and state government organizations, ThinkCentre M72e comes in a traditional tower, small form factor, or a new "tiny" form factor, a one-litre desktop. The M72e delivers powerful performance with its third-generation Intel Core processors2 and up to 16GB of fast memory to provide plenty of computing power for daily work. The M72e also features Lenovo EE3 with RapidBoot technology for super fast boot and shutdown times. Combined with optional WiFi and optional Bluetooth, the M72e delivers a potent mix of productivity and efficiency.

Enhanced Corporate Reliability - ThinkCentre M82
Armed with the latest third-generation Intel Core processors, the ThinkCentre M82 gives mainstream business users the power to complete everyday tasks with ease. The M82, available in micro tower or small form factor, boasts many of the same features as the M72e, including Lenovo EE3 and ICE 2.0. It also makes corporate computing highly secure with a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) security chip and enhanced design that makes the PC easily serviceable along with more efficient thermal levels that increase reliability.

Gold Standard for Green
The ThinkCentre M72e, M72z and M82 desktops have been awarded multiple certifications for energy efficiency and environmental considerations, including ENERGY STAR 5.2 compliance, an EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Gold rating and compliance with the Cisco EnergyWise energy management architecture. The M82 has also received a UL Environment Gold rating and, as an option, can use a highly efficient 80 Plus Platinum power supply unit (PSU), while the M72e uses a 90 Plus Platinum PSU. Similarly, the M72z is a TCO Certified Edge product, identifying the desktop's best-in-class position in the areas of usability and reduced impact on the environment.

Both the ThinkCentre Edge 72z and 92z include a reusable bag and make use of reduced packaging contents for less material waste and lower environmental impact.

Pricing and Availability
  • The new ThinkCentre M72e will be available in June starting at $499.
  • The new ThinkCentre M82 will be available in June starting at $599.
  • The new ThinkCentre M72z AIO will be available in June starting at $599.
  • The new ThinkCentre Edge 92z will be available in July starting at $699.
  • The new ThinkCentre Edge 72 will be available in September starting at $439
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