Lenovo Injects Innovation into Desktop for New Breed of Business PCs
First Large Business-Focused 23-Inch All-in-One Desktop/Port Replicator Monitor & Smallest Dual CPU Workstation
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – June 10, 2010: Lenovo today announced five new PC products that inject innovation back into the desktop computing space. The industry’s first large business-focused 23-inch all-in-one (AIO) desktop, the ThinkCentre M90z, blends strong performance and IT features with sophisticated style and advanced web conferencing design. The super-compact ThinkStation C20 redefines expectations for a “small” dual socket workstation. Meanwhile, the ThinkStation C20x offers an extra boost of memory and more powerful processors, making it the highest performance workstation of this form factor.
Lenovo is also introducing two new “first of their kind” monitors: The first port replicator monitor - the Lenovo L2230x wide – attaches to ultraportable laptops for greater convenience and productivity in the workspace. The ThinkVision L2321x wide, the first “duo” display monitor, combines two screens into one for running legacy applications using a widescreen display.
“While more people are using mobile devices, there are lots of environments where desktop products simply make sense, and these latest Lenovo products showcase how our new innovations are leading in this space,” said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, Think Product Group, Lenovo. “We believe all-in-one is the future of desktops, so we created the ThinkCentre M90z to deliver everything large enterprise customers need: uncompromised performance, customized ergonomic features and a full web conferencing experience.”
ThinkCentre M90z – A Full-Scale Commercial AIO
The ThinkCentre M90z packs the full performance of a traditional desktop in a slick 23-inch display for beauty and brains. It comes equipped with choices of the latest Intel Core i5 and i3 processors, DDR3 memory, selection of hard drives or a solid state drive, a DVD player and optional WiFi/Bluetooth. The space-saving, slim AIO can fit just about anywhere in a home or office by using one of the optional ergonomic stands: frame, height adjustable, extended arm or wall mount arm.
And here the Center for Severe Weather Research takes the M90z out on the road tornado chasing.
The M90z also takes web conferencing to a higher level with a number of optional features that give it both style and substance:
- Optical touchscreen that can be easily cleaned/Lenovo SimpleTap interface included
- Array microphone for clear audio with mute button
- Web camera switch for physical control of the camera
- Autobrightness control to intelligently save energy
- Touch capacitive monitor buttons for elegant convenience
While the M90z saves space and fights clutter on the desk, for IT departments, it includes a full complement of manageability features to make it the first AIO built for large businesses. Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies productivity tools are included, and the M90z supports Intel vPro and Lenovo’s Hardware Password Manager for encrypted hard drives. Additionally, users can easily remove the back to upgrade the AIO.
ThinkStation C20/C20x – A Fit for Finance & Wealth Management
Lenovo designed the ThinkStation C20 and C20x workstations with the number-crunching performance needed to drive financial markets. With space at a premium at standard traders’ desks, the C20’s provides an ultra-compact size – it’s 46% smaller than the Dell Precision T5500 and 31% smaller than the HP Z600 – without compromising on performance. Its small size allows for more ThinkStation workstations to be installed in a rack or trader desk versus the competition. An analyst can also attach and run up to 16 monitors. Lenovo engineered many industry “firsts” to package high performance into such a compact design. New Lenovo-developed technologies include a patented slim, rotatable optical drive and a tri-channel cooling system.
The workstations offer:
- Choices of Intel Xeon 5600 Series processors
- Up to 96 GB DDR3 ECC UDIMM and RDIMM memory and up to 12 DIMM slots on the C20x
- Up to two NVIDIA FX4800 class graphics on the C20
- Native SAS support on theC20x
- Certified for software from Autodesk, Dassault Systemes, PTC and more
Lenovo L2330x Wide and ThinkVision L2321x Wide Monitors – More Than A Monitor
The Lenovo L2330x Wide and ThinkVision L2321x Wide monitors let users do more with two-in-one capabilities. The L2330x Wide monitor makes connecting from a laptop simple and economical by combining a port replicator and 21.5-inch monitor into one device. For an 11-inch laptop, the monitor provides nearly 200 percent extra display space and an easier way to work.
The monitor connects to peripherals through USB and is the first to allow direct plug in of an Ethernet cable. The L2330x Wide provides a cost effective solution at just $259 compared with purchasing a port replicator and monitor separately.
Lenovo engineers developed a creative solution to give large business customers the best of both worlds with the ThinkVision L2321x Wide monitor. The “duo” monitor features a dual display function so users can work in split screen mode: For example, with 2:1 mode users can view full screen PowerPoint slides on one part of the display and run other applications on the other. The “duo” inputs both VGA and DisplayPort video and comes with a vertical stand that can be height adjusted.
More Gains in Green – M90z First TCO Certified Edge AIO
All of the new PC products incorporate greener designs. As the first TCO Certified Edge AIO, the ThinkCentre M90z sets a new standard for AIO environmental considerations and ergonomics. All the products are highly efficient by meeting Energy Star 5.0 standards, offering EPEAT Gold rated models and using high amounts of recycled materials. Other green highlights include: The M90z uses the equivalent of 65 plastic bottles. The C20 and C20x are the only 80 Plus Bronze Certified compact workstations, and both monitors are TCO Certified Edge.
Pricing and Availability
The ThinkCentre M90z all-in-one desktop is available beginning immediately through business partners and later this month on www.lenovo.com with models starting at $899. The ThinkStation C20 and C20x workstations will be available in mid-June with models of the C20 on the web starting at $1,199. The C20x will be sold through business partners. The Lenovo L2230x Wide and ThinkVision L2321x Wide monitor will be available in mid-July through the web and business partners and are priced at $259 and $279, respectively.