Lenovo continues to ‘push the limits’ globally with the unveiling of its latest family of hardware solutions focused on the commercial and enterprise segment. The ambitious PC maker has just rolled out an expanded ThinkStation P portfolio of workstations, the ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One, ThinkPad Tablet 10, ThinkPad Helix and the flagship System x M5 server.
With the new portfolio, Lenovo now offer end-to-end solutions that meets the needs of small businesses to large scale enterprises.
ThinkStation P Workstations: Think space-saving workhorses
The ThinkStation P900, P700 and P500 pack tremendous computing and graphics performance under the hood, housed in impeccably-built tower chassis designs. The new systems use a modular design approach, making upgrades clean and convenient. With the Flex moule (Flex Bay, Flex Tray and Flex Connector), you can customise components to suit your needs and applications — whether for advanced rendering or crunching data.
System x M5 Server: High-performance, reliability
The flagship System x M5 server delivers high performance with built-in security, efficiency and reliability, as you would expect from any IBM server. The new servers supports a wide range of enterprise workloads and computing environments, equally adept at cloud computing to big data and analytics. The portfolio boasts highly configurable variants of rack and tower servers, dense systems, blades and integrated systems.
ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One 23: The World’s First Modular All-in-One Desktop for Business
The ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One 23 is a one-of-a-kind All-in-One desktop PC for business. It’s Lenovo’s first detach-and-build modular AIO. Thanks to its innovative design, it’s amazingly easy to setup and deploy, and also offers ultimate configurability and upgradability. The 23-inch display is compatible with all current generation Tiny products. The modular design allows for easy upgrade of PC and monitor separately.
ThinkPad Tablet 10: Business tablet gets even better
The ThinkPad Tablet 10 is made for business — from the premium aluminium body to the Gorilla Glass on its brilliant 10-inch Full HD display. This lightweight tablet truly represents the Multi-Mode concept Lenovo has been focusing on the past year. You can get creative with the tablet in four modes — Tablet, Stand, Laptop and Desktop.
If you need expandability, you can connect the ThinkPad Tablet 10 to the optional ThinkPad Tablet Dock or USB 3.0 docking station which lets you add an external display, mouse and either the Compact Bluetooth keyboard or directly attach the ThinkPad Tablet 10 Ultrabook full-sized keyboard. Use it how you like, and the tablet will deliver in every Mode.
ThinkPad Helix: The ultimate business 2-in-1
2-in-1 Ultrabooks are gaining popularity these days, and the ThinkPad Helix is ready to bring uber lightness and thinness to the business world. Thanks to the fabulous new Intel Core M processor platform, the ThinkPad Helix weighs in at only 1.35kg, and measure just 0.38 inches, 15% thinner than its predecessor. The ThinkPad Helix brings together the trusted build and durability of the familiar ThinkPad brand.
Pricing and availability
- Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 10 starts from RM2,337 (US$673)
- Lenovo ThinkPad Helix starts from RM6,000 (US$1,729)
- Lenovo ThinkStation P900, P700 and P500 starts from RM3,300 (US$951)
- Lenovo ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One (TIO) 23 starts from RM3,799 (US$806)
- System x M5 server starts from RM15,246 (US$4,392)
Lenovo’s quest for world dominance in all the market it has its hands in is intensifying. Its acquisition of Motorola Mobility and IBM’s server business recently shows its seriousness in gaining dominance, fast. If I was a competitor, I’d be seriously concerned (or is it already too late?)
In terms of the product announcement, the product portfolio is impressive, with innovation in design and build seen across the board. Highlights for me are the ThinkPad Helix, and outstanding 2-in-1 device and the ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One 23.
Plenty of hardware solutions here if you run a business, whether small scale or enterprise-level.