Lenovo announced the latest refresh of their ThinkPads and IdeaPads as well as the ThinkCentre M91p desktop. This latest release sports the new Intel Sandy Bridge processors. Enhancements on the 2nd generation Core processors such as Quick Sync Video for transcoding, InTru 3D to display stereoscopic 3D, WiDi (Wireless Display), and Intel HD Graphics 3000. Every laptop and desktop also features Lenovo’s Windows 7 Enhanced Experience 2.0 which delivers improves features as well as reduced startup and shut down times.
Consumers will take advantage of the 2nd Generation Intel Core processors for your multimedia creation and consumption with the IdeaPad laptops. These laptops even features Dolby technology for high quality audio. On the other end of the spectrum, the ThinkPad line which includes the ThinkPad Edge, are perfect for the Enterprise and the SMB market. These laptops have the perfect balance of power and potability and with the optional ThinkPad docks, ThinkPad users will benefit for up to 22 hours of continuous battery life. On the desktop front, the ThinkCentre M91p has all the features of the laptops which includes Intel’s 2nd Generation Core processors (Sandy Bridge) and Enhanced Experience 2.0. The ThinkCentre also features the latest technologies with SATA III and USB 3.0 for the fastest transfer speeds.
Lenovo Boosts Computing Performance for Businesses and Consumers
Optimized PC performance for the latest Think and Idea range made possible with the latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors and Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7
MANILA, Philippines – May 5, 2011: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today launched their latest line-up of Think and Idea laptop and desktops, equipped with 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors as well as Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7. With the powerful ThinkPads T420, T420s and X220 laptops and the ThinkCentre M91p targeted at business-class users; the sophisticated Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E220s, E420s and Lenovo V470 laptops for small-medium businesses (SMBs); and the entertainment-rich Lenovo IdeaPads Y460p and Z470 and the Lenovo G470 laptops for consumers – there is a PC for everyone.
The 2nd Generation Intel Core processors enable faster multimedia processing for a ‘Visibly Smart’ visual experience. Coupled with Enhanced Experience 2.0 (EE 2.0) certification which delivers improved features, and industry-leading Windows start-up and shutdown performance in Lenovo PCs; users enjoy a differentiated and superior mobile computing experience.
Vicky Agorrilla, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines, said: “We are bringing in ten new Idea and Think products that feature design, reliability and performance for consumers and businesses to help us grow our market share in the Philippines across all business segments. With our SME machines, small and medium businesses which account for about 99.6% of all businesses in the Philippines can get a sharper edge with machines that offer business-class performance, sophisticated design, superior mobility and hassle-free computing.”
ThinkPads Edge E220s, E420s and Lenovo V470 – Style and Attitude to Computing for SMEs
With a chic, modern and clean appearance, Lenovo designed the 12.5-inch ThinkPad Edge E220s and 14-inch ThinkPad Edge E420s to turn heads while handling the business needs of SMEs. Strikingly thin and light, the E220s measures less than one-inch thick and weighs less than 3.5 pounds for excellent portability, while the slightly larger E420s starts at just one-inch thick and weighs four pounds. Both laptops feature metal accents that frame the black, soft-matte exterior, complementing the infinity screen inside for a TV-like appearance. To power both data-crunching, multitasking business activities and fun, personal entertainment, the E220s and E420s offer choices of upcoming Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.
When it comes to play, the E220s and E420s offer a premium experience starting with Dolby Home Theatre audio. Clear, crisp Dolby certified audio makes music and videos rock. The laptops come equipped with Lenovo’s enhanced video conferencing technologies including a high-definition web camera, noise-cancelling keyboard software and high performance microphones and speakers. They also feature an HDMI port to show presentations to clients or to relax and watch on a PC monitor or flat-screen TV, as well as feature all of the latest wireless connectivity technologies – Wi-Fi, optional mobile broadband and 4G/ WiMAX. For SMEs who need a physical device to play media, the E420s has a hidden, slim, slot-loading DVD player/burner. Select models of the ThinkPad Edge come with Enhanced Experience 2.0, which speeds up boot time by 30 percent with RapidDrive technology. RapidDrive takes advantage of a solid state drive (SSD) for faster boot speed. The preload, drivers and BIOS were also optimized for a speedy start up.
Designed for both consumers or small office and home office (SOHO), the Lenovo V470 boasts all new 2nd Generation Intel Core processors, helping users blaze through work tasks with speed and accuracy. To help guard what matters most, the V470 laptop features robust integrated security tools to help preserve and protect users’ data. Its security features include the OneKey Rescue System for quick data backup and recovery; Lenovo Security Suite, a robust suite of security tools that will encrypt and protect users’ data from prying eyes; a Fingerprint Reader for bio-authentication using a finger as a password; and a USB Port Locker to prevent unauthorised access to USB ports.
ThinkPads T420, T420s and X220 and the ThinkCentre M91p desktop – Power, Style and New Innovations Optimized for Business and Productivity
The ultra-thin and light ThinkPad T420 achieves a perfect balance of mobility, manageability and security. Corporate users will appreciate the round-the-clock performance of up to 30 hours with its extended battery which sets a new benchmark. Advanced Noise Suppression microphone technology cancels keyboard clicks during calls for an outstanding VoIP and multimedia experience. This powerful PC also provides the best enterprise-class security with multiple layers of security throughout the hardware, software, BIOS and options.
The ThinkPad T420s breaks the speed barrier for an ultra-thin sub-four pound laptop, with boot time 30 percent faster with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0. For improved audio sound, the ThinkPad T420s is the first business class notebook to offer Dolby® Home Theatre v4, Dolby’s latest audio technology with virtualized surround sound and dialog enhancement technology for clearer sound in movies, music and during video calls.
Engineered for today’s mobile professionals, the ThinkPad X220 packs a powerful punch for business productivity. With up to 23 hours of battery life with an external battery pack, this PC impresses with its enhanced efficiency and comfort with an improved latching design and a new button-less touchpad which provides a 45 percent larger surface area than before.
The ThinkCentre M91p is designed to give large businesses the highest levels of performance, security and manageability. Available in tower, small form factor and eco small form factor versions, the desktop is designed for speed and performance with technologies including SATA III, USB 3.0, Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 and support for four monitors; and security and manageability with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.
IdeaPads Y460p, Z470, and Lenovo G470– Entertainment and Style on the Go for Consumers
The powerful and stylish IdeaPad Y460p is a high-performance notebook that comes packed with top multimedia features, perfect for entertainment seekers, gamers or those consumers who are always creating content to share with friends. Featuring the Second Generation Intel Core Processor family, the 14-inch Y460p is available with up to Intel Core i7 processors. With up to 750 GB HDD and up to 8GB DDR3 1333 memory, consumers now can store more movies, music and games while enjoying enhanced-application performance. The Y460p, which comes with 16:9 widescreen, also meets Lenovo’s Windows 7 Enhanced Experience certification, providing up to 33 percent faster boot up and 50 percent faster shutdown time as well as rich multimedia capabilities and easy system maintenance tools. Consumers who are looking for the ultimate entertainment setting will be pleased with the spectacular sound quality of the Y460p, which is made possible by JBL speakers and Dolby® Home Theater™.
The IdeaPad Z470 will be the perfect companion for the fashion-conscious user who desires a PC which can keep up with his exciting lifestyle. Outfitted in a cool futuristic ID design with a transparent cover in a selection of pop colors, this piece of eye-candy is powered by the new 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 as well as Enhanced Experience 2.0. Multimedia has never been this exciting or rich on the machine’s high-definition (HD) screen with optional Blu-ray Disc drive and Dolby Advanced Audio for a stunning experience. This chic PC also boasts clearer and brighter images, as well as richer audio and SRS Premium Sound™ audio enhancement, with the one-touch audio-visual optimization OneKey Theatre – a double bonus for style-conscious multimedia fanatics!
The affordable Lenovo G470 delivers a powerful computing experience with Intel Core i3 and i5 processors, high-capacity storage, plenty of memory and Enhanced Experience 2.0, with RapidBoot technology, making it fast and efficient. User can enjoy crisp and vibrant multimedia content with its 14-inch 16:9 widescreen HD LED backlight display which comes with HD graphics support and HDMI connectors. For added security, it also features VeriFace face recognition, which lets users quickly log on to the PC using its built-in 2 mega-pixel camera.
Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad T420, T420s and X220 are currently available with prices starting from PHP 74,990, PHP 87,480 and PHP 68,500, respectively. The ThinkCentre M91p desktop will be available by end May with the price starting from PHP 53,820.
The ThinkPad Edge E220s and E420s are now available, with prices starting from PHP 65,000, and PHP 62,000, respectively; the IdeaPad V470 is currently available with the price starting from PHP 54,990.
The IdeaPad Y460p and Z470 laptops are now available with prices starting at PHP 57,900 and PHP 41,500 respectively; the Lenovo G470 is currently available with the price starting from PHP 31,550.
All of the PCs will be available through Lenovo’s business partners.