Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

New ThinkPad YOGA and ThinkCentre Tiny Transform Business Computing

Lenovo, the world leader in convertible notebooks and traditional commercial desktops, today announced a broad redesign of its ThinkPad YOGA and ThinkCentre portfolios. A recent Lenovo survey of more than 6,000 businesses suggested that security, mobility and reliability were amongst the top pain points today and more than a quarter plan to introduce convertible devices. The latest generation of thinner and lighter ThinkPad YOGA 260 and 460 convertibles and faster than ever ThinkCentre desktops have been designed to provide customers with solutions to their critical needs.

Data from the Lenovo survey showed that 53% of employees work from home at least some of the time, 61% are required to travel for business and 46% are aged between 18 and 34 years. These progressive customers are the emerging workforce and decision makers of tomorrow and actively seek leading edge technology to maintain a competitive edge. They need truly reliable and mobile devices with no compromise on performance.
ThinkPad YOGA 260 and 460 are the perfect solutions for modern users. Smart multimode flexibility offers users the freedom to work on their terms in the most appropriate mode for the task at hand. Unique features in selected models such as LTE-A wireless WAN connectivity offering speeds up to three times faster than LTE and optional integrated fingerprint and smartcard security provide maximum data protection and productivity on the road. An even more accurate and rechargeable ThinkPad Pen Pro enriches the Windows 10 experience and combined with the Lenovo WRITEit application, revolutionizes the way users interact with their ThinkPad Yoga. The Yoga 460 adds the option of an unmatched vivid WQHD screen and discrete graphics to deliver a high performance convertible ultrabook without compromise.

IT managers have peace of mind with legendary ThinkPad reliability and industry standard deployment tools. Furthermore, a vast array of configurations allow the IT manager to respond to end user desires. Available in Midnight Black and Silver, the new products feature the latest Intel 6th generation Core processors, up to 16GB memory and optional PCIe solid state drives in YOGA 260 for the ultimate in multimode performance. Desk management is simpler and more efficient than ever with a new OneLink+ Dock with double previous transfer speeds up to 33Gbps allowing native 4K display and other connections through a single cable.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Tiny Breaks Records
The original ultra-small factor desktop, ThinkCentre Tiny remains unmatched for the combination of size, performance, reliability and an unmatched selection of mounting and expansion options. In particular, introducing the new Lenovo Pro WiDi adapter making wireless connections to WiDi enabled displays simple and eliminating more cable clutter.

In a recent internal benchmark, the ThinkCentre M900 Tiny outperformed its nearest competitors by up to 48 percent and the first generation Tiny by 128 percent, thanks in part to support for new PCIe storage that offers up to 80 percent better performance than standard solid state drives. ThinkCentre Tiny series also stakes a claim to be the world's most "dust free" desktop. With a new optional ThinkCentre dust shield reducing build-up of performance and reliability impacting dust by up to 37 percent over a three-year lifecycle, the Tiny series is more reliable than ever.

The next generation, including the new M900z all-in-one, M900 tower and small form factor and M900, M700 and M600 Tiny desktops, will protect end user data with rock solid security solutions guarding against unwanted physical intrusion and safeguarding critical data. Furthermore, Lenovo has extended reliability testing to its ThinkCentre portfolio. On top of shock, drop, vibration and other extended reliability tests, ThinkCentre Tiny is also subject to eight grueling Mil-spec tests including extreme temperatures, sand and high altitude operation to ensure they will continue to deliver fast and dependable performance for years to come in virtually any environment.

Featuring the latest 6th generation Intel Core processors, ThinkCentre M series offer a wide range of CPU, storage and graphics options and upgrades or maintenance are made easy with tool-less access. Manageability solutions such as Intel vPro, PC Cloud Manager and Microsoft SCCM are designed to reduce total cost of ownership and simplify workload on support services.

"For more than 20 years with over 100 million ThinkPad and countless desktop units sold, Think products have continued to lead innovation for the benefit of customers. A new generation of decision makers is emerging seeking cutting edge technology," said Tom Shell, senior vice president PC Business Group, Lenovo. "The latest innovations in ThinkPad YOGA and ThinkCentre Tiny further demonstrate Lenovo's ability and commitment in staying ahead of the curve and transforming the way an emerging workforce will maintain a competitive edge."

ThinkPad YOGA 260 and 460 starting prices are $949 and $1049 respectively. The ThinkPad Yoga 260 will be available beginning in November in select countries while the ThinkPad YOGA 460 will be available starting in October in select countries and January in North America with enterprise features. Silver models will also be available from January 2016.

The OneLink+ Dock and Pro WiDi Adapter will be available in Q4 2015. Prices will be released closer to availability.

ThinkCentre M900z will be available in selected countries from November with a starting price of $929.

ThinkCentre M900 Tower and Small Form Factor will be available in selected countries from Q4 2014 with starting prices of $799 and $779 respectively.

ThinkCentre M900, M700, M600 Tiny desktops will be available in selected countries from Q4 2015 with a starting price of $749, $499 and $399 respectively.
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3 Comments on New ThinkPad YOGA and ThinkCentre Tiny Transform Business Computing

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Batou1986
Did anyone at lenovo crunch the numbers and figure out a reason why 99.9% of keyboards are not recessed
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Landcross
Batou1986 said:
Did anyone at lenovo crunch the numbers and figure out a reason why 99.9% of keyboards are not recessed
Are you referring to the 2nd image? In that image, the device is in tablet-mode, so the area around the keys has gone up.

It's something that (as far as I know) is only used in Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga models (also in the current models): when you flip the model to tablet-mode, the area around the keys goes up and the keys lock itself. This is done to make it feel "better" when holding it as a tablet, instead of pressing on all kinds of keys you have a sturdy back. At least, that's the tought behind it, I've never flet it myself.
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Batou1986
Landcross said:
Are you referring to the 2nd image? In that image, the device is in tablet-mode, so the area around the keys has gone up.

It's something that (as far as I know) is only used in Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga models (also in the current models): when you flip the model to tablet-mode, the area around the keys goes up and the keys lock itself. This is done to make it feel "better" when holding it as a tablet, instead of pressing on all kinds of keys you have a sturdy back. At least, that's the tought behind it, I've never flet it myself.
Oh that's pretty cool then I guess
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