Are you a cubicle dweller in need of your IT department to approve the purchase of a new PC to replace your slow, malware-infested machine? If so, you may want to take a look at the new desktop PCs recently launched by Lenovo before submitting your proposal to tech support.

Read on for more information.

When it comes to computers, business users and consumers generally have markedly different needs. In spite of that, there is one common need which binds the separate camps together: the need for speed (pun not intended). After all, it is not considered a business PC if it takes forever to load up commonly used office software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite, among many others.

Naturally, decent speed and performance in computing is almost directly to the hardware powering the PC. Which is also what Lenovo’s new business desktop PCs, the A70 and M70e, promise to pack.

Lenovo ThinkCentre A70

Lenovo ThinkCentre M70e

According to Lenovo, businesses will have a choice of either Core 2 Duo, Pentium or Celeron processors, with the M70e allowing for an extra configuration of Core 2 Quad processors. Businesses can also choose between a Quadro FX380 for some serious graphics crunching or an Intel X4500HD onboard graphics card for general usage.

For more variety, the dektops will be available in two form factors (SFF and tower), which we presume allows for lesser clutter on the desk.

The full press release is attached below.

New Lenovo Desktop Pair Excels in Essential Business Computing
ThinkCentre A70 and M70e Offer Powerful Performance & Style at Entry-Level Prices

SINGAPORE – Aug. 23, 2010: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the ThinkCentre A70 and M70e desktops – a desktop duo that gives customers a new, stylish design with powerful processing capabilities at a bargain price. Created for small to medium businesses (SMB), the A70 features the latest processing, memory and graphics performance at a price tag starting at SGD 887. The M70e builds on the A70’s platform with advanced features for greater expandability, stability and manageability for large business customers.

“Desktop PCs remain the backbone of many businesses today with many small and medium business customers depending on reliable PC performance to accomplish critical operational tasks,” said Ronnie Lee, Country General Manager, Lenovo (Singapore). “The ThinkCentre A70 and M70e deliver practical performance and good-looking design at an affordable price.”

The desktops come in two sizes – small form factor or tower. They also sport a new modern black minimalist exterior design that’s both fashionable and functional. The power button, media and USB ports are located in easy-to-reach locations on the front of the PC, and a new top handle makes moving the PC easy.

The desktops exceed requirements for today’s essential computing tasks. With processing performance capable of running multiple applications simultaneously, users can create presentations, edit images, research Internet articles and send emails when multiple windows are open.

The desktops include:

– Processor choices of Intel Core2Duo, Pentium and Celeron processors. Core2Quad processors are available in the M70e

– Graphics choices of NVIDIA GeForce FX380 Quadro or Intel integrated GMA X4500 graphics
– High speed DDR3 memory up to 4 GB. Large hard drives up to 500 GB and up to 1 TB in the M70e
– Gigabit Ethernet and DVD burner
– Suite of Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools including Rescue and Recovery and System Update

The M70e includes an optional chassis intrusion switch and USB port disablement for extra security measures along with a stable hardware platform1 and greater expandability featuring an 8-1 card reader and up to eight USB and multiple serial ports. The M70e also helps customers control energy costs: It is GREENGUARD certified and meets Energy Star 5.0 specifications.2 Customers can use Lenovo’s included Power Manager utility to set and monitor desktop energy usage and can also opt to use an 85% efficient power supply3.

Lenovo offers a variety of services optimized for SMB and large businesses, such as Online Data Backup to ensure data protection through redundancy, Hard Disk Retention to keep possession of data when decommissioning PCs and Priority Support to access technical support 24/7.

Pricing and Availability

The ThinkCentre A70 is available now through Lenovo business partners, and the ThinkCentre M70e will be available in the last quarter of this year through business partners and . Pricing for models of the ThinkCentre A70 and M70e start at SGD 887 and SGD 762 respectively.


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