RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (BUSINESS WIRE), October 28, 2011 – Lenovo announced today the ThinkCentre M77 desktop, built for business professionals who want a powerful, secure, energy efficient yet easy to use computer to tackle everyday office tasks. Crafted for professionals in large businesses and public sector customers, the ThinkCentre M77 desktop provides extreme productivity enabled by the power of the new AMD FX-series processor, along with support for multiple monitors. IT managers will benefit from DASH 1.1 manageability, easy serviceability via enhanced tool-less chassis and high levels of energy efficiency.
“Previously, this level of processing performance has only been available in premium PCs,” said Tom Shell, vice president and general manager, Commercial Desktop Business Unit, Lenovo. “The ThinkCentre M77 desktop with the new AMD FX-series processors provide mainstream users a noticeable productivity difference, while simultaneously giving IT administrators the ability to manage the desktops remotely and easily service them.”
Available in either tower or small form factor, the ThinkCentre M77 desktop can be configured to meet the specific needs of end-users. As one of Lenovo’s Enhanced Experience 2.0 desktops1, the ThinkCentre M77 desktop boots up in less than 30 seconds. Additionally, to keep multi-taskers happy, the desktop comes equipped with SATA III, which enables hard drive data transfer at up to twice the speed of SATA II.
The desktop’s optional AMD Radeon discrete graphics bring visuals to life, and via AMD Evefinity technology, the ThinkCentre M77 desktop can support up to four displays, including its primary monitor. Additionally, it includes DisplayPort for exporting high definition video content to view on another device, while retaining VGA output for standard video. The desktop also comes fully loaded with features like:
- Up to 16 GB high speed DDR3 memory
- Up to 1 TB hard drive storage
- Up to 8 USB ports and a DVD player
To allay concerns about data loss, the desktop comes standard with DASH 1.1 manageability, which allows IT administrators to remotely manage the desktop. For example, they can control power settings, conduct inventory and update the desktop. The ThinkCentre M77 desktop also features USB port disablement and well as TPM 1.2 encryption.
The ThinkCentre M77 desktop continues Lenovo’s focus on designing more environmentally-responsible and low power products. It meets the new Energy Star 5.2 standard for energy efficiency, featuring select power supplies that are up to 90 percent efficient. EPEAT rates the ThinkCentre M77 desktop gold for its environmental attributes and GREENGUARD has certified it to meet its standard for air quality.
Pricing and Availability2
The ThinkCentre M77 desktop is available beginning at the end of October through www.lenovo.com and business partners. Pricing for models starts at approximately $439.
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Lenovo (HKSE: 0992)(PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. 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. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.
1 Testing conducted by CNET Labs, Beijing in November 2010, using the independent Microsoft VTS tool to measure start-up, shutdown, resume and other Windows 7 performance measurements. 42 competitors PCs were tested from Acer, Apple, Dell, HP, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba, representing both commercial and consumer desktop and notebook products at mainstream price points. These were compared with comparable Lenovo products. Data from competitors and Lenovo PCs were averaged and compared to calculate the claims used.
2 Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.
Kristy Fair, 919-257-6329