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Designed as an entry-level, single-processor server starting at under $500 for SMBs, branch offices, and managed service providers, ThinkServer TS200v is a reliable, easy to set up and manage, energy-efficient server. 

Lenovo today is breaking barriers for thin and light performance with the new ThinkPad X201 laptop, the industry’s fastest ultraportable laptop1. Lenovo is also introducing five new Think-branded products to give customers a new level of value with more choice, unparalleled performance and greater productivity. These include the ThinkPad X201s laptop, the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad, the X201 tablet, the smart tablet for business users, the powerful W701 and W701ds mobile workstations, the most powerful ThinkPads, and the ThinkServer TS200v tower, Lenovo’s first server with unprecedented management capabilities and solid reliability at a desktop price.

 “We’re continuing to push the envelope on innovation to give our mobile customers faster, more powerful and smarter ThinkPad laptops,” said Dilip Bhatia, executive director, ThinkPad Product Marketing, Lenovo. “These PCs incorporate the latest computing technologies and extra Lenovo features to make the PC experience more simple and productive.”

Ultralight Performance Matters

At “over 3 GHz and under three pounds1,” the ThinkPad X201 packs heavyweight performance into an extremely thin and light design. Unlike competitors that compromise on size, weight, performance or cooling, Lenovo has optimized the X201 for a no-compromise experience between mobility and performance. The X201 out-clocks competitors in its class by 25 percent1 and includes Intel’s normal volt Core Processors while competitors offer low volt processors, the company said. The X201 also gets extremely long battery life with up to 11 hours.3 The new ThinkPad X201s, the X Series’ featherweight fighter, weighs in at under 2.5 pounds4 and now achieves over 12 hours5 of battery life.

Mobile Workstation Power and Productivity

For those who need extreme performance and productivity, the new W Series mobile workstations are Lenovo’s most powerful ThinkPads yet. They pair Intel Core i7 Series processors (with Intel Turbo Boost and Intel Hyperthreading technologies) with NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800 and 3800 Series GPUs. These technologies help deliver the responsiveness of a workstation in a 17-inch mobile design. The W701 and W701ds are the only 17-inch mobile workstations to feature an optional built-in color calibrator to help professionals in computer aided design and digital content creation ensure that accurate colors are displayed. They are also the only mobile workstations to feature an optional built-in WACOM digitizer and pen to manipulate fine details. The W701 and W701ds are certified to run the most popular applications from independent software vendors including Dassault Systemes CATIA, SolidWorks, PTC Pro/E and more.

“Lenovo’s ThinkPad mobile workstations have helped us increase our productivity by 20 percent,” said Alan Duerden, lead systems engineer, McLaren Racing. “We rely on these mobile workstations for determining computational fluid dynamics and rendering high performance graphics to improve the car’s design as well as to support our drivers on the track.”

A Smart Tablet for Business

Lenovo optimized the ThinkPad X201 tablet for a smart business computing experience. Unlike slate devices designed for consumers, the X201 tablet features:

More than Fingers

  • 12.1 inch capacitive multitouch screen with a touch-based hardware interface and Lenovo SimpleTap navigation application
  • Dual functionality as a pen or finger-based slate and a full-size laptop with keyboard

Functionality and Productivity

  • Microsoft Windows 7 business operating system optimized for touch
  • Multitasking capability with Flash and Java support
  • The latest Intel Core processors
  • Wide-viewing angle screen for viewing up to 185 degrees
  • Optional superbright outdoor screen
  • Security tools including fingerprint reader, anti-theft technologies, self-encrypting hard drives and more

Multimedia and Expandability

  • Noise cancelling microphones, stereo speakers, 2.0 MP camera, 54mm ExpressCard slot for smart card reader, TV Tuner, firewire and other devices
  • WiMAX, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  • Optional DVD drive connection through ultrabase or USB port for watching multimedia
  • Expandability with up to 8GB memory, multiple USB ports, 54mm Express Card Slot and more

Click here to watch a video on the story behind the first ThinkPad, which was a tablet.

Big Server Features, Small Server Price for the Small Office and MSP

The ThinkServer TS200v goes big on features and performance at an unbelievably affordable price. Designed as an entry single processor server with models starting under $500 for small businesses, corporate branch offices, and managed service providers (MSP), the ThinkServer TS200v provides a reliable, easy to set up and manage, energy-efficient solution. As the first server with Intel Active Management Technology, it makes remote management easy for customers who may not have a dedicated IT staff. It also includes enterprise-class reliability features like memory error correction and built-in RAID protection.

“As a managed service provider, our ability to remotely monitor and maintain server hardware is key to our success, said Greg Donovan, president and CEO, Alpheon. “Lenovo’s new ThinkServer TS200v sets the stage for dramatic cost savings, improved response time and new services.”

“Lenovo and Intel are delivering intelligent performance with new levels of manageability in servers for small business,” said Dylan Larson, director, Technology Initiatives, Intel. “Intel Active Management Technology on the Lenovo ThinkServer TS200v will enable consistent management for small business servers with existing AMT-enabled management consoles.”

Unexpected Features. Unprecedented Value

Lenovo PCs are engineered with the unexpected, extra features that make a difference. These features are practical and simple solutions that make everyday computing more convenient. For example, now the fingerprint reader on the ThinkPad X Series laptops works as conveniently as using an electronic pass for a car going through a toll booth. Users can power on their laptop just by swiping their finger on the fingerprint reader without having to press the power button.

Lenovo is also taking the hassle out of replacing laptop batteries by offering a new three year warranty on the X Series laptops for more up and running time. Strong design and performance go hand in hand, and Think PCs are designed to last. Roll cages on the W701 and W701ds, carbon glass fiber on the X201s and the Active Protection System in all the laptops helps them meet up to eight military specifications for burning and blistery temperatures, shock, high altitude and dust.

Because costs add up, it’s also important to remember the hidden savings energy efficient technology can provide. The new products meet Energy Star 5.0 and Energy Star Server 1.0. Many of the laptop models are EPEAT Gold-rated for their environmental attributes, including high amounts of post consumer recycled plastics.

Pricing and Availability6

The ThinkPad X201, X201s, X201 tablet, W701, W701ds and ThinkServer TS200v are available beginning in March through business partners and www.lenovo.com. Pricing for models of the X201, X201s, X201 tablet, W701 and W701ds start at approximately $1,199, $1,599, $1,549, $2,199 and $3,799.

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

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1X201 models featuring Intel Core i7-620M at 2.66GHz with Turbo Boost reaches higher CPU frequency compared to 12-inch enterprise ultraportables with up to 2.13 GHz. Compared with enterprise-class 12-inch from Dell and HP. With 4-cell battery.

2Available with Intel Core i5 processors

3 With a 9-cell battery.

4With a 4-cell battery.

5With a 9-cell battery.

6Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.

Lenovo is a $21 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries, and the world’s fourth-largest PC vendor. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, N.C. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

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