All play and no work...that's just no way to live. Or make a living. Either way, Lenovo
is catering to the business crowd this week with two new additions to the ThinkServer family, the TS130 and TS430. They're slated to give small-to-medium businesses and corporate branch offices a performance boost and powerful manageability tools, not to mention a power boot from the newest Xeon CPU family.
Couple with that, the company's introducing the ThinkCentre M71e, an entry-level desktop meant to primarily populate the desks of corporate employees. It's using Intel's 2nd-gen Core i CPU family, which should plow through those Excel sheets in record time. The single processor TS130 and TS430 leverage the latest Intel Xeon E3-1200 processors, which offer up to 30 percent better performance than previous generations, and the ThinkServer TS130 comes with enterprise-class storage choices. As for the TS430, that one ships with 16TB of hot swap storage capacity, powerful SAS RAID data protection and redundant power choices, and those that need to can mount it up in a rack.
Models of the ThinkServer TS130 and TS430 server and ThinkCentre M71e desktop start at $499, $699 and $529, respectively, through business partners and www.lenovo.com. The servers will be available at the end of June, and the ThinkCentre M71e desktop will be available beginning in July.