Some of Lenovo's pro customers can be very fussy: hospitals and schools want multiple computers in a small area, but without skimping on the usual features they'd expect from desktops. If any PC could resolve those contradictory demands, it might be the company's new ThinkCentre Edge 62z. The extra-angular design purportedly fits a 18.5-inch all-in-one into a third of the space of a 20-inch display, all while carrying up to a Core i3 processor and a DVD burner. Whether or not you see the 62z as a feat of engineering, the design has some room to grow with up to 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. The price may be the real clincher for some customers -- Lenovo expects this lower-tier ThinkCentre Edge to cost $549 when it reaches the US in May, which could squeeze it into a few more IT budgets.
Lenovo Expands AIO Portfolio to Fit Small Budgets and Workspaces
ThinkCentre Edge 62z Delivers Space-Saving Design and Power Efficiency for Education and Healthcare
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – March 26, 2013:Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the latest addition to its all-in-one (AIO) portfolio – the ThinkCentre Edge 62z. With an 18.5-inch LCD screen, the Edge 62z is ideal for workspaces with a requirement for multiple PCs but where space is at a premium, including nursing stations and school computer labs. Coupled with an affordable price, starting at just $549, the Edge 62z offers great value in a compact form factor.
"Our customers, particularly in the healthcare and education markets, see the benefits of the smaller footprint AIOs in their work environments," said Chris Frey, vice president, North America channel business, Lenovo. "The ThinkCentre Edge 62z delivers on that request with a product designed to maximize space and minimize cost."
Designed for Confined Workspaces
The 18.5-inch screen of the ThinkCentre Edge 62z provides more than 65 percent space savings when compared to a 20-inch monitor, which allows organizations to place more AIOs in each workspace. It can also be mounted to the wall -- the ultimate space-saver – a strategy often used in nursing stations and patient rooms to allow caregivers to quickly access vital information and enter data into patient charts. School districts often place wall-mounted PCs like the ThinkCentre Edge 62z in classrooms to encourage interactive lessons.
Efficient Power for Productivity
Equipped with up to 3rd generation Intel® Core i3 processors, the ThinkCentre Edge 62z packs powerful performance in a small form factor. For increased productivity, the AIO also features six USB 2.0 ports and Integrated Intel® HD graphics for stunning visuals.
The ThinkCentre Edge 62z highlights Lenovo's commitment to environmental energy efficiency with ENERGYSTAR® 5 compliance and an 87 percent power supply unit (PSU) for more efficient energy usage and increased cost savings. The AIO also meets the EuP 2013 energy efficiency requirement by consuming less than 0.5 Watts of electricity when turned off.
Pricing and Availability
The ThinkCentre Edge 62z all-in-one PC is available beginning in May through Lenovo business partners and www.lenovo.com. Pricing for the ThinkCentre Edge 62z starts at $549.