Lenovo's going all-out on Ivy Bridge-based ThinkCentre pro desktop updates this evening, and the centerpiece is the smallest of the lot. The ThinkCentre M92p Tiny -- yes, it's officially nicknamed Tiny -- is about as thick as a golf ball at 1.4 inches and ready to tuck behind your display, but packs up to a third-generation Intel Core chip, vPro for IT control and your choice of spinning or solid-state hard drives. The M92p Tiny and a lower-end M72e should arrive in June, although what the respective $799 and $499 prices will get you are still mysteries.
There's no shortage if you prefer your desktops slightly more upsized. The all-in-one pack is topped by the 21.5-inch ThinkCentre Edge M92z, an uncommonly thin (2.5 inches) desktop using an IPS-based LCD with optional multi-touch that's due in July for $699. The 20- and 23-inch M92z AIO models start off at $799 for their June releases and pack up to 1TB of storage and dedicated AMD Radeon HD graphics, while a more modestly equipped, 20-inch M72z AIO will appear the same month for $599. And if you've just got to have a traditional box, Lenovo will gladly sell you the budget ThinkCentre Edge 72 ($439) or slightly uprated ThinkCentre M82 ($599). Everyone has the option of the 23-inch ThinkVision LT2323z display, which touts an IPS-based LCD and a webcam with Lync VoIP-certified, noise-cancelling microphones. The screen's price hasn't been set, but it does have a locked-in June release. You can delve into the full details of Lenovo's massive ThinkCentre revamp in the releases after the break.
Lenovo ThinkCentre May 2012 updates
Lenovo Tees Up for Business Computing with "Golf Ball-Wide" Sized Desktop
Office PC Shrinks with Industry First One Litre vPro Desktop
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – May 8, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced its new ThinkCentre M92p "tiny" desktop PC, the industry's first Intel vPro enabled one-litre desktop measuring just the width of a golf ball (34.5 mm). The ThinkCentre M92p, along with the new M72e tiny desktops, exhibits an innovative tiny form factor allowing it to fit in practically any space while maintaining first-class productivity with up to 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors.
The ThinkCentre tiny form factor is equipped with the latest desktop power manager for optimal energy efficiency and enhanced reliability and manageability features. It's the perfect desktop for users who need uncompromised computing power in a small package. Lenovo today also announced the new ThinkCentre M92z all-in-one (AIO) and the ThinkVision LT2323z wide monitor offering an improved VoIP experience.
"ThinkCentre desktops are evolving to fit the needs of today's professional users, offering uncompromised desktop power in a very innovative, space and energy efficient form factor," said Tom Shell, vice president and general manager, Commercial Desktop Business Unit, Lenovo. "We designed the tiny form factor so that businesses can enjoy outstanding performance and manageability regardless of the size of their workspace."
"We are excited to see continued innovation from Lenovo with their tiny form factor ThinkCentre M92p desktop PC", said Zane Ball, general manager of Intel Desktop Platforms. "Lenovo has taken advantage of the unprecedented performance and power reduction improvements of our upcoming 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor family, which will enable the industry to build smaller, thinner and more power-efficient PCs moving forward."
ThinkCentre Goes Tiny
The ThinkCentre tiny form factor is the first desktop of its size to employ Intel vPro technology and can conveniently be positioned on a desktop, hang on a wall, or mount under a desk. With up to 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor's with vPro Technology, the tiny form factor can fit in today's shrinking office space without sacrificing power. The M92p tiny also supports up to four monitors in Mosaic Mode or three independent monitors, without the need of a graphic card. Lenovo is also expanding its accessories portfolio to include options specifically created for the tiny form factor. The M92p and M72e tiny form factor desktop features include options for solid state or traditional hard drives, integrated graphics and WiFi. With Lenovo's Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows 7 (EE3), the tiny form factor enjoys a fast boot up -- 30 percent faster than non-optimized PCs. Users can be assured their information is safeguarded with enhanced data protection with TPM Security Chip and RAID 0,1. With PC Clould Manger for vPro, IT managers can manage their PC fleet remotely on web-based system, without the need for a management console. The M92p and M72e tiny feature certifications from EPEAT Gold, UL Environment Gold, Energy Star, GREENGUARD and Cisco EnergyWise.
Next Generation All-in-One
Available in 20 and 23-inch models, the ThinkCentre M92z AIO provides a powerful and productive computing experience with:
* Choices of up to 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processor's with optional Intel® vPro technology
* Up to 1 TB of storage with optional solid state or traditional hard drives
* Optional 1 GB discrete AMD Radeon graphics on 23" touch-screen model
The M92z AIO, Microsoft Lync qualified, is built for business collaboration: a new 23" IPS LED delivers 178 degrees wide viewing angle and a built-in HD webcam delivers a more effective VoIP experience, while a supreme anti-glare feature with multi-touch capability is available as an option. It also comes standard with Dolby Advanced sound enhancement for a rich audio experience. With its built-in Wi-Fi technology, users can easily connect to the Internet and its enhanced tool-less design allows quick and simple system service and upgrade. Not only powerful and manageable, the M92z is among the industry's most environmental friendly AIO: its plastic components use more than 50 percent recycled consumer materials and it meets certifications for energy efficiency and environmental considerations, including EPEAT Gold, UL Environment Gold, Energy Star, TCO Edge, GREENGUARD, Cisco EnergyWise and TUV Green Mark.
Voice and Audio Optimized Monitor
The 23-inch ThinkVision LT2323z is the first monitor to be qualified by Microsoft Lync - specifically designed to enhance the VoIP experience. Features include IPS screen technology, allowing multiple viewers to see images clearly regardless of which angle they're looking from. Integrated Full HD camera, speakers, and dual digital microphone with noise cancellation and adjustable settings aid smooth group meetings. For enhanced productivity, users can opt to work in dual-screen mode, which provides the benefit of two monitors in one. For convenience, users can lift, tilt, swivel or pivot the monitor.
The LT2323z's industry-leading technology is matched with the highest industry standards for environmental safety and energy efficiency including: UL Environment Gold, TUV Green Mark, Energy Star, TCO Edge, and EPEAT Gold. Lenovo's LT2323z is also the industry's first TUV Green Mark certified monitor.
Pricing and Availability
The ThinkCentre M72e and M92p Tiny desktop, ThinkCentre M92z all-in-one desktop and ThinkVision LT2323z monitor are available beginning in June through Lenovo business partners and www.lenovo.com. Pricing for the models starts at approximately $499, $799, $799 respectively, and the ThinkVision L2323z pricing TBD.
Lenovo Elevates Desktop Computing with ThinkCentre M and Edge Series PCs
Dynamic Functionality and Design for Business
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – May 8, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced a new series of ThinkCentre M and Edge Series desktops and all-in-ones (AIOs) designed to fit the needs of today's demanding business environment via a range of models featuring a blend of essential features, powerful performance and affordable technology. The new desktops and AIOs not only include the latest generation of Intel® Core™ processors for powerful performance, but also feature the latest in Lenovo design and performance innovations including blazing fast 15-second boot up times, intelligent cooling methods and productive multi-screen functionality.
"Business professionals working in highly productive and collaborative environments need PCs designed with their business needs in mind," said Tom Shell, vice president and general manager, Commercial Desktop Business Unit, Lenovo. "These new desktops give users and IT managers a more productive computing experience, whether it's better multi-tasking, powerful performance or space-saving design."
Style, Simplicity and Power for Small-to-Medium Business – ThinkCentre Edge 92z All-in-One
With an Infinity Glass front panel covering the 21.5-inch high definition IPS LED display and a design that's 2.5 inches (65mm) thin, the Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 92z is Lenovo's slimmest commercial AIO with an eye-catching design. Under its modern, sleek look-one that looks like more like a monitor than an entire machine-the Edge 92z includes the essential features small-to-medium businesses (SMB) require, including third generation of Intel® Core™ processors and the Lenovo Solution Center powered by Intel® Small Business Advantage, which provides a set of tools for remote management of energy settings and PC updates.
The Edge 92z's innovative features include an optional 10-point multi-touch display and Lenovo's View Management Utility to easily manage multiple active displays. In addition, professionals in fields such as advertising, design or higher education will appreciate the ability to wirelessly connect the Edge 92z to an HDTV or business display using the integrated Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology. For increased productivity, the Edge 92z includes all of the capabilities expected of Lenovo PCs, including Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 (EE3) with Rapid Boot technology and integrated voice and video conferencing capabilities with an optimized high definition camera and array microphone.
Stylish and Powerful – ThinkCentre Edge 72
For SMBs seeking an affordable yet elegant PC that covers the essentials, the sleek design of the ThinkCentre Edge 72 integrates easily in almost any office décor and environment. Built for performance, productivity and convenience, this desktop includes the third generation Intel® Core™ processors. It offers a full package of productivity tools and features, such as Lenovo EE3 with RapidBoot technology. The Edge 72 also includes support for two independent displays with standard VGA and DVI ports so users can work separately on two monitors.
Built for Business – ThinkCentre M72z
Designed for productivity in dynamic working environments such as education, healthcare and government organizations, the space-saving design of the ThinkCentre M72z All-in-One is ideal for organizations that need big performance in a small space. The clutter-free design with optional wireless keyboard and mouse results in a 65 percent smaller footprint compared to a traditional desktop system with 20-inch display1, yet the M72z delivers uncompromised performance with third-generation Intel® Core™ processors and Lenovo EE3 with RapidBoot technology.
A 20-inch LED backlit LCD panel with an optional touch screen display and Lenovo's View Management Utility for multiple screen displays complements the M72z's compact design and high performance. The M72z also includes integrated voice and video capabilities with optimized high definition web camera and array microphone for unified communications. To reduce the worry of protecting sensitive data, the M72z includes security features such as a TPM security chip, an optional self-encrypting hard disk drive and support for Lenovo PC Auto Lock technology, which uses the web camera to detect when the computer is unattended and then locks it securely.
Essential Value and Convenience – ThinkCentre M72e
Designed to meet the ever-increasing communication needs of large businesses and state government organizations, ThinkCentre M72e comes in a traditional tower, small form factor, or a new "tiny" form factor, a one-litre desktop. The M72e delivers powerful performance with its third-generation Intel® Core™ processors2 and up to 16GB of fast memory to provide plenty of computing power for daily work. The M72e also features Lenovo EE3 with RapidBoot technology for super fast boot and shutdown times. Combined with optional WiFi and optional Bluetooth, the M72e delivers a potent mix of productivity and efficiency.
Enhanced Corporate Reliability – ThinkCentre M82
Armed with the latest third-generation Intel® Core™ processors, the ThinkCentre M82 gives mainstream business users the power to complete everyday tasks with ease. The M82, available in micro tower or small form factor, boasts many of the same features as the M72e, including Lenovo EE3 and ICE 2.0. It also makes corporate computing highly secure with a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) security chip and enhanced design that makes the PC easily serviceable along with more efficient thermal levels that increase reliability.
Gold Standard for Green
The ThinkCentre M72e, M72z and M82 desktops have been awarded multiple certifications for energy efficiency and environmental considerations, including ENERGY STAR® 5.2 compliance, an EPEAT® (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Gold rating and compliance with the Cisco EnergyWise energy management architecture. The M82 has also received a UL Environment Gold rating and, as an option, can use a highly efficient 80 Plus Platinum power supply unit (PSU), while the M72e uses a 90 Plus Platinum PSU. Similarly, the M72z is a TCO Certified Edge product, identifying the desktop's best-in-class position in the areas of usability and reduced impact on the environment.
Both the ThinkCentre Edge 72z and 92z include a reusable bag and make use of reduced packaging contents for less material waste and lower environmental impact.
Pricing and Availability
The new ThinkCentre M72e will be available in June starting at $499.
The new ThinkCentre M82 will be available in June starting at $599.
The new ThinkCentre M72z AIO will be available in June starting at $599.
The new ThinkCentre Edge 92z will be available in July starting at $699.
The new ThinkCentre Edge 72 will be available in September starting at $439
The desktops will be offered through business partners and www.lenovo.com.