Lenovo & AMD Power NUS ThinkLab

Lenovo and the NUS today announced the launch of ThinkLab – a new PC lab at the National University of Singapore’s Computer Centre. Equipped with more than 100 Lenovo ThinkCentre A60 desktops powered by AMD processors, the lab is sponsored by Lenovo in partnership with AMD Far East Ltd and Jardine OneSolutions (2001) Pte Ltd. The desktops at the ThinkLab will feature Lenovo’s innovative ThinkVantage Technologies – a suite of award-winning software tools aimed at increasing user uptime with easier maintenance and self-help features. The ThinkLab will be available for use by all NUS students and staff. Its aim: to enhance daily work, productivity and their learning experience.

Singapore, May 25, 2007 – Lenovo (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Lenovo) and the
National University of Singapore (NUS) today announced the launch of ThinkLab –
a new PC lab at the National University of Singapore’s Computer Centre. Equipped
with more than 100 Lenovo ThinkCentre A60 desktops powered by AMD processors,
the lab is sponsored by Lenovo in partnership with AMD Far East Ltd and Jardine
OneSolutions (2001) Pte Ltd.

The desktops at the ThinkLab will feature Lenovo’s innovative ThinkVantage
Technologies – a suite of award-winning software tools aimed at increasing user
uptime with easier maintenance and self-help features. The ThinkLab will be
available for use by all NUS students and staff. Its aim: to enhance daily work,
productivity and their learning experience.

Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies have helped organizations realize cost and
time savings by providing exceptional performance on the applications that
customers use most. The Lenovo ThinkCentre A60s at the NUS ThinkLab will deliver
mainstream enterprise features such as dual-core processing, improved virus
protection, and recovery tools as well as optimized desktop solutions that allow
for fast, easy downloading and data processing resulting in time savings and
increased productivity.

ThinkVantage features self-help tools such as Rescue & Recovery that allows
users to easily backup or recover important files, folders, directories and hard
disks. These Rescue & Recovery tools also enable the PCs at ThinkLab to recover
from virus or software crashes, even if the primary operating system fails to
boot as users can quickly access a set of self-recovery tools that help diagnose
the problem, and get the PC restarted.

Managing a fleet of ThinkCentre A60 desktops is made easier with the System
Migration Assistant which quickly transfers user-specific data and settings from
one desktop to another. This is a core requirement for an environment such as
ThinkLab where the desktops will be a common resource that will be shared across
all NUS students and staff.

“Lenovo is our trusted IT partner in this joint initiative and we appreciate
their contributions in enhancing the university’s IT infrastructure with
ThinkLab. Most importantly, its innovative self-help features will decrease the
need for on-site support – thus reducing total cost of ownership and enhancing
user productivity. This is crucial especially for academic institution where our
desktop PCs are located all over the campus”, said Tommy Hor, Director, Computer
Centre.

“Lenovo designs its ThinkCentre Desktops to maximize productivity while
minimizing cost,” said Dion Weisler, Vice President and General Manager, Lenovo
ASEAN. “By continually making our desktops more reliable, easy to use, and
maintain, we hope to provide NUS the tools to increase student and staff
productivity, as well as enhance the learning experience.”

“AMD is pleased to be part of this initiative to provide computing resources to
the student population in NUS,” said Bryan Low, vice president, sales &
marketing, south asia, AMD. “I am confident that our award-winning AMD 64-bit
technology will allow schools to reduce operational costs and provide
interactive learning environments that lead to greater student/teacher
communication.

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