Lenovo: The Desktop PC Isn’t Dead

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Launch of several new desktop units sees Lenovo target the SMB audience

Lenovo has announced a new range of business-focused desktop PCs , including the latest in its ‘Tiny’ range of space-spacing computers and an updated all-in-one offering.

The Chinese company, recently named as the largest PC manufacturer in the world, today revealed two new Think Centre PC’s, the M83 compact desktop and E63z all-in-one, as well as the Lenovo E50-05 stack.

The latter is an AMD-powered computer that should offer small and medium business major savings in terms of both cost and space, as well as including several updates to Lenovo’s Solution Center and Lenovo Rescue System software. These include a built-in one key recovery system which will allow users to quickly restore the computer to the system default or to a previously backed up state.

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Expanding the company’s ‘Tiny’ product line, the ThinkCentre M83 is a full featured micro desktop PC costing $599 at launch, with UK pricing to be confirmed. It is more compact than the existing tower and small form factor M83 models, but can drive up to three monitors and support a choice of hard drive, solid state drive or solid state hybrid drive storage options thanks to its Intel fourth-generation Core processors.

The all-in-one ThinkCentre E63z also boasts an update to Intel’s fourth-generation Core i3 processors, which should prove ample to power its 19.5in display, which comes with optional 10-point multi-touch support and is just 37.5mm thick. It is set to be available from December starting at $699.

“Lenovo remains focused on expanding and improving upon its existing desktop product lines to power businesses of all sizes,” said Ouyang Jun, vice president and general manager, Desktop and Visuals, Lenovo.

The new releases come just days after Lenovo announced an expansion to its flexible YOGA tablets, as it looks to target all areas of the PC market following its takeover of IBM’s x86 server business.

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