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Lenovo's Weapons For Taking Over the World - New Think Machines

By Leo Boon Yeow - 19 Jul 2012

Lenovo's Weapons For Taking Over the World

Gearing Up to Take Over the World 

Analysts have predicted that 2012 could very well be the year that Lenovo displaces HP as the world's top PC manufacturer (based on sales). And when you're gearing up for the top spot, you've got to have some very strong products that will make sure you stay there - like the Think series of machines. Today, Lenovo revealed a number of refreshed Think branded desktops and notebooks designed entirely for power business users. We give you a quick rundown on some of their key models across various form factors.

To capture pole position when it comes to PC manufacturers, you would need to first capture the enterprise market, which Lenovo seems to be well equipped to do.


Tiny ThinkCentre

The first machine to be introduced is the ThinkCentre M92. It comes in two form factor options - tower or tiny. The "tiny" form factor is incredibly small (just 1 litre in volume), and is no thicker than a golf ball for easy mounting onto the back of a monitor; likewise, it can be stashed away almost anywhere. Despite the small size, it runs a powerful (35W, dual-core) desktop processor with the help proprietary cooling technology. It's energy requirements are also incredibly small (just like its footprint), allowing it to run on just a 65W external power adapter. 

The incredibly small yet powerful ThinkCentre M92p "Tiny" may be an enterprise machine for now, but don't be surprised when you see such form factors for the masses soon.


Affordable Workstation

All employees are equal in an organization, that's why they all deserve Think machines. However there are some who don't require their machines to be extremely tiny, but still need it to be reasonably sized and energy efficient. For them, there's the Lenovo ThinkStation E31. It comes in 2 form factors, a standard tower as well as a 11-litre, small form factor machine. It has the standard enterprise guts, including error-correcting memory that guards against memory related failures. Customers also have the choice of fitting the machine with the latest Intel Xeon E3-1200 v2 or Core processors, and also options for either integrated Intel HD Grphics P4000, NVIDIA NVS, up to a Quadro 4000 for the most demanding of tasks.

ThinkStations come in many variations and sizes, so the real challenge will be finding one which suits your organization. The small form factor E31 model is the left-most unit in this photo.


Power Of Touch

Last up for the desktop space, is the 21.5-inch, 10-point multi-touch display ThinkCentre Edge 92z, a slim commercial all-in-one machine (AIO). Unlike other consumer AIOs, this one is able to equip itself up to a quad-core 65W, Core i7-3770S processor. To accompany the powerful processor, you also have the option of having discrete graphics (courtesy of an AMD Radeon HD 7650A) to power up your full HD (1080p) screen. And if you were using the model with discrete graphics, you'd only need a 180W power supply, which is testament to how energy efficient the machine is.

Here, we were only allowed to touch the ThinkCentre Edge 92z (right), and it can detect input from all 10 of your fingers simultaneously.


Full Range of Refreshed Think Machines

Of course, enterprises large and small have different requirements for different employees. Lenovo has also updated most of its Think branded (ThinkPads, ThinkCentres and ThinkStations) machines with Ivy Bridge processors to better cater to any company's needs. 

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X230
  • Lenovo ThinkPad W530
  • Lenovo ThinkPad L430
  • Lenovo ThinkCentre M82 SFF
  • Lenovo ThinkCentre M72z AIO
  • Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 92
  • Lenovo ThinkStation C30
  • Lenovo ThinkStation D30
  • Lenovo ThinkStation S30

Prices for the ThinkPads start at S$1999 (T430), S$2099 (X230) and S$3599 (W530), while ThinkCentre Edge 92 and 92z AIO will start from S$1130 and S$1499 respectively. The rest of the machines will be priced according to what a company needs, or on a project basis.

The bread and butter of Lenovo's business - ThinkPads. There haven't been any extreme makeovers here, but internal components like the fan and build materials have been enhanced.

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