RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – September 26, 2006 – Lenovo today introduced several new desktop PCs including the new ThinkCentre M55p with Intel® vPro™ technology, which combines the industry’s most advanced PC processing features with rock-solid design, functionality and reliability. The new M55p is part of two lines of ThinkCentre desktops that, for the first time, offer the Intel Core™ 2 Duo processor, and provide enterprise users with high performance, enhanced security features and automation tools designed to help IT staff remotely manage systems.
The two lines of Core 2 Duo-enabled ThinkCentre desktops include the M55p, M55, M55e, A55 and A53 models and offer enterprises maximum choice for processor technology, graphics and form factors and the lowest total cost of ownership. The ThinkCentre M and A Series desktops are built for the way IT managers work and offer platform stability, industry-leading service and support and a common software image for easy fleet management.
To further enhance user experience, the new desktops are preloaded with ThinkVantage Technologies, a suite of software tools that help maintain user productivity and reduce costly and time consuming calls to the help desk. ImageUltra Builder and ThinkVantage System Migration Assistant make rollouts simpler and more efficient for IT departments. ThinkVantage Productivity Center guides the user to a host of information and tools to help set up, understand, maintain, and enhance their ThinkCentre desktop. All ThinkCentre M and A series desktops also feature ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery to help recover from crashes, quickly and easily.
“Today’s enterprise customers want the best performance but not at the expense of security and reliability,” said Tom Tobul, executive director, global desktop marketing, Lenovo. “Our new ThinkCentre desktops with ThinkVantage Technologies offer IT managers image stability along with leading security and manageability tools, while end users benefit from improved productivity. Lenovo designs the best-engineered PCs to support day-to-day business, and customers will find peace of mind knowing their investment will support the operating systems and applications of today and tomorrow.”
The performance model of the ThinkCentre M Series line – the M55p – features Intel’s vPro platform, which utilizes Intel’s Active Management Technology and Intel Virtualization Technology to provide an advanced level of remote PC management. The M55p with vPro technology optimizes the functionality of ThinkVantage Technologies to allow IT managers to remotely access and inventory PCs even if the systems are powered down, or if the operating system is not responding. This new software helps empower businesses to take full advantage of managing their ThinkCentre desktops, with immediate system updates and tracking across entire PC fleets.
ThinkCentre M Series desktops also feature the ThinkVantage Client Security Solution, an additional layer of security that helps protect vital company security information like passwords, encryption keys and electronic credentials. Rescue and Recovery with Antidote Delivery Manager allows IT staff to rapidly deploy security updates, even to systems that are powered down.
All ThinkCentre M and A Series desktops offer customers a choice of Intel’s Core 2 Duo, Pentium D, Pentium 4 and Celeron D processors. Toolless-entry drives, adapter cards and steel chassis further enhance the simplicity of the ThinkCentre M and A Series desktops by allowing users to easily access components for quick repairs or upgrades. Both lines are Microsoft Vista capable and designed to support today’s and tomorrow’s software for flexible PC solutions that can evolve over time.
Pricing and Availability The new ThinkCentre M and A Series will be available beginning September 26th 2006 via www.lenovo.com and select Lenovo business partners. Prices for M Series models start at $749. Prices for the A Series start at $379.
About Lenovo Group Ltd. Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world’s best engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable high-quality, secure, and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com .