Lenovo announced three new desktop PCs designed for the unique needs of small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) – the ThinkCentre Edge 71z all-in-one (AIO), the ThinkCentre Edge 71 desktop for mainstream users, and the ThinkCentre Edge 91 desktop for a premium computing experience.
According to GfK Asia – a part of global leading market research company GfK Group – nearly 800,000 units worth over USD488 million were sold in Southeast Asia in the first six months of 2011; almost 1 in 10 of which was an AIO. This reflects a stabilized performance of the desktop market over the last three years despite the growing popularity of similar and more portable devices.
SMBs in particular are increasingly adapting IT and communication strategies to improve business efficiency and productivity. Research firm IDC expects that SMBs in Southeast Asia will use consumer technologies and social media to get more benefits from technology adoption while working within their limited budgets.
Lenovo’s latest SMB-oriented ThinkCentre Edge Series allows business owners do more for their business. These computers deliver on what SMBs care most about: design, performance and simplicity – all at an affordable price.
Vicky Agorrilla, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines, said: “Lenovo understands that technology plays a critical role in the growth potential of SMBs. To enhance their productivity, efficiency and competitiveness, we are empowering them with the new ThinkCentre Edge desktops which have been built from the ground up for SMBs. These DO machines prove that innovation, performance, and style can blend with affordability to fit the budgets and requirements of our SMB customers.”
ThinkCentre Edge 71z AIO
The striking Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 71z AIO is powered by up to 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processors and comes equipped with streamlined features including ThinkVantage Technologies and easy memory and storage upgrade that blend work and play. The Edge 71z fits style and space-saving design into one machine with its glossy black shell and impressive appearance. The Edge 71z also delivers superior productivity. It boasts of having a 20-inch display for stunning visuals along with an optional digital Display Port for Dual Independent Display for better multitasking options. And moving this AIO around from one location to another is a hassle-free experience with its hidden, rubber grip handle.
ThinkCentre Edge 71 and 91 Desktops
The ThinkCentre Edge 71 and 91 are powered by up to 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core processors allowing users to have plenty of performance at their fingertips. Both desktops in tower and small form factors are also stylishly designed to include a glossy front finish, and their legacy ports have been removed for a cleaner overall appearance. With no expansion graphic card required, the ThinkCentre Edge 71 desktop offers unbeatable value for users who need to work with two displays via VGA and DVI; while the ThinkCentre Edge 91 desktop can support up to four monitors.
Triple Treat for SMBs
The desktop trio can double as an SMB’s power-pounding, number-crunching productivity machine during the day and as a perfect entertainment device for watching movies/TV, listening to music and relaxing online off the clock.
The new PCs solve everyday computing hassles to make the experience more enjoyable and productive. All of the desktops boot extremely fast with the ThinkCentre Edge 91 booting up in a lightning-fast 14 seconds, thanks to Lenovo’s Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7.
They’re also all equipped with Lenovo’s suite of ThinkVantage Technologies including Rescue and Recovery, Power Manager and System Update to restore, manage and update the PCs easy. For times when SMBs need IT support, they can turn to Lenovo’s ThinkPlus Priority Support program that offers a variety of services ranging from damage and accident protection to technical assistance to online data backup.
And to complement their stylish design, the three desktops can also be paired with an optional wireless ThinkPad Edge keyboard. This spill-resistant keyboard reflects the clean and modern island-style keyboard used on ThinkPad Edge laptops for SMBs without sacrificing any of the comfort and responsiveness of the traditional ThinkPad keyboard.
Pricing for the ThinkCentre Edge 71, 91 and ThinkCentre Edge 71z all-in-one desktops start at approximately Php30,000, Php36,900, and Php38,900, respectively, and are now available locally through Lenovo’s concept stores and business partners.