Lenovo launches desktop computers for small businesses

Posted on Friday, October 21 2005 @ 6:07 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Lenovo announced its first line of desktop PCs designed specifically to meet the technology needs of small businesses -- the ThinkCentre E Series. Focusing on ease-of-use, affordability and reliability, ThinkCentre E50 tower and small desktop PCs offer a new alternative for users who need standard technology for basic computing tasks. Encased in a new silver and black design, the ThinkCentre E50 delivers proven technologies, award-winning IBM service and support and data protection to simplify manageability throughout the ownership experience.

According to IDC research, small companies (defined as one to 99 employees) are primarily focused on business growth . Incorporating proven and reliable technologies, Lenovo E Series desktops can help small companies grow by increasing productivity and minimizing the dependence on external service and support.

For small businesses, system crashes and viruses can result in loss of productivity, critical data and money, and can require significant time to recover. Using Rescue and Recovery preloaded on ThinkCentre E50 desktops, users can diagnose, get help, and recover from a crash without the need of an IT staff, even if the operating system will not boot. In addition, users can employ an extra layer of support using Rescue and Recovery by pre-configuring automatic external backups to a server or external storage.

In the event users need additional help, award-winning PC service and support is available on the Internet at www.lenovo.com/pc/support with innovative web-based diagnostic and self-help tools. In addition, users can contact experienced technicians for assistance by phone through Lenovo's consolidated SupportCenter located in Atlanta, Georgia.

As part of the Think Express program, ThinkCentre E50 tower and small desktop PCs are available through Lenovo business partners and directly through Lenovo.com to make decisions and ordering easy for small business customers. The Think Express program provides a selection of PCs from entry level to performance models based on input from small- and mid-sized customers and Lenovo business partners.

The new ThinkCentre E50 tower and small desktop PCs come equipped with the Intel(R) 915GV Chipset with GMA 900 graphics and the SIS(R) 661FX Chipset, respectively. Both tower and small desktop PCs are available with Pentium(R) 4 and Celeron D(R) processors and six USB 2.0 ports, including two located on the front of the PC for convenient access. Toolless-entry covers further enhance the simplicity of the ThinkCentre E50 desktops by allowing users to easily access select components for quick repairs or upgrades, without the need for external service or support.

The ThinkCentre E50 is available now and prices for the ThinkCentre E50 start at $379.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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