There's never a bad time for computer makers to update any part of their extensive PC lineup, and today marks Lenovo's turn to introduce a new tower as part of its voluminous M Series. With the addition of this ThinkCentre M78, the Chinese outfit is touting the adoption of AMD's hot-off-the-press A-Series processors as one of the desktop's main features, plus there's also the inclusion of four USB 3.0 ports, the ability to add up to 32GB of DDR3 memory and support for as many as three monitors simultaneously -- all of which, according to Lenovo, make for a very "reliable PC with powerful performance, a high level of security and energy efficiency." Better yet, perhaps, is the ThinkCentre M78's decent starting price point of 449 bucks, with units expected to start shipping this month from Lenovo's own website and other third-party retailers.
Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 press shots
Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 Delivers Big for Business with Advanced Processing Power Affordable desktop packages performance, security and energy savings
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – October 1, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the latest addition to its flagship M Series desktop PC line – the ThinkCentre M78 - designed for medium to large businesses. Featuring the latest AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs), the ThinkCentre M78 gives business professionals a reliable PC with powerful performance, a high level of security and energy efficiency.
"Professionals in medium to large businesses need dependable, productive and secure desktops to meet the day-to-day rigors of workplace demands," said Su Lijun, executive director, global desktop marketing, Lenovo. "We built the ThinkCentre M78 to last, equipping it with great performance, security and energy- saving features in one device."
Advanced Processing Technology
Equipped with the latest AMD A-Series APUs and up to 32GB DDR3 memory, the ThinkCentre M78 improves productivity in the workplace with accelerated performance for quicker web browsing, smooth video playback/ video conferencing and multitasking of software programs and applications.
Available in a traditional tower or small form factor, the ThinkCentre M78 features Lenovo's RapidBoot HDD Accelerator, for speedy boot up times. Other productivity enhancements on the M78 include support for up to three independent monitors so users can run multiple programs simultaneously. The desktop can easily transfer data with four native USB 3.0 SuperSpeed ports, which delivers 10x the data transfer rate of Hi-Speed USB1.
The ThinkCentre M78 also provides users world-class security and dependability. It includes USB port disablement to defend against data theft and TPM 1.2 with enhanced data protection to help keep proprietary work files safe. With its Intelligent Cooling Engine, the ThinkCentre M78 operates quietly and stays cool to offer extreme reliability, ultimately helping to extend the PC's life.
Rated for Energy-Savings
The ThinkCentre M78 meets multiple certifications for energy efficiency and environmental considerations, including ENERGY STAR® 5.2 compliance, EPEAT® Gold rating and compliance with the Cisco EnergyWise energy management architecture. The M78 also carries a UL Environment Gold rating and, as an option, can use a highly efficient 80 Plus Platinum power supply unit (PSU).
Pricing and Availability
The ThinkCentre M78 will be available starting this month through Lenovo business partners and www.lenovo.com. Pricing starts at approximately $449.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries, and the world's second-largest PC vendor. 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, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.