Lenovo unveiled its flagship ThinkCentre M72e and M92p “Tiny” desktops at the CeBIT conference in May. It's being touted as the first one-litre, Intel vPro enabled desktop in a small form factor.
The Tiny measures 34.5mm in height - what Lenovo compares to the same size as a golf ball.
The Tiny runs on Intel’s third-gen Core i5 chips with vPro tech and Windows 7, with optional features such as SSD or HDD, integrated graphics, USB 3.0 and wifi. It can support up to four monitors and three monitors without a graphics card.
The desktops went on sale in early June from $590 for the M72e and $1499 for the vPro-toting M92p.
Lenovo’s S Series ThinkStation is targeted at the 'budget user with high performance needs'. The S30 (pictured) runs on Intel’s Xeon E5 1600/2600 processor and Nvidia graphics.
It’s got up to 128GB memory, up to 6TB hard disk drive capacity, runs Windows 7 but is Windows 8 ready, and is available now from $1949.
The S30 is part of a range of new 30 series ThinkStations, including the "extreme-power" D30 and "world’s smallest dual-CPU" C30. The C30 starts at $2899 and the D30, $4039.
Lenovo has updated its X230 notebook with Intel's third-gen processors, available up to Core i7. The business notebook includes a new precision keyboard and optional backlight. It runs on Windows 7, has up to 24 hours battery life with a slice battery, up to 500GB HDD, 256GB SSD and 8GB memory.
It's available now for $1799.
Lenovo’s X230t convertible tablet also hit Australian shelves this year, refreshed with third-gen Intel Core i7 processors. It boasts Intel HD graphics running Windows 7, USB 3.0 and retails from $2199. The convertible screen folds back to work as a tablet.
The tablet weighs 1.6kgs, with a 12.5in display and digitiser pen. Corning Gorilla Glass is available as an optional extra. Lenovo says its Battery Stretch technology allows 18 hours life with one charge.
It’s got 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0 ports, VGA, 4-in-1 card reader, optional smart card reader and Mini Display Port included. It retails for $1739.
Up to Core i7, the series offers up to 6GB memory, 128GB SSD, USB 3.0, optical drive, Windows 7 and up to 13.5 hours of battery life.
The L Series is touted as a ‘green’ line, thanks to the use of recycled materials, utilised in the laptop’s CD cover, palm rests and top/bottom case. It also boasts less power usage due to LED-backlit displays and the energy settings-controller Power Manager.
It retails for $1149.
In late May Lenovo debuted its refreshed SMB-focused ThinkPad Edge range, including the E530 15in (pictured) and E430 14in laptops.
The PC maker is the first to market with Intel's new Small Business Advantage software. The solution powers Lenovo's Solutions for Small Business (LSSB) package, as featured in the above range.
The LSSB package helps guard against cyber attacks by monitoring at the hardware level. A USB Blocker allows businesses to manage the storage devices that can access and save information. The Enhanced Backup and Restore function protects against losing data through PC errors, viral attacks or theft by automatically backing up critical data.
The series is available now from $799 for the E430 and $759 for the E530. The E530 with Core i7 chip, 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M Graphics and Windows 7 Professional is available for $1199.
Lenovo’s W Series ThinkPad mobile workstations also got an Ivy Bridge refresh, available up to Core i7 in Australia now from $4099. The W530 (pictured) sports Nvidia graphics and Optimus technology, up to 32GB memory, up to 1TB HDD and 256GB SSD, running Windows 7 on a 15.6in HD display. It’s got USB 3.0 and Mini Display Port alongside an 720p webcam seen on all Lenovo ThinkPads.
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Issue: 345 | December 2015