Lenovo rolls out trio of new ThinkCentre business desktop PCs

Lenovo rolls out trio of new ThinkCentre business desktop PCs

Summary: The latest models include an all-in-one with a touchscreen option, while all feature Smart USB Protection technology allowing IT staff to control access to the system's USB ports.

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While they may not provide the dramatic impact that laptops have made to Lenovo's recent bottom line, business desktops are still being churned out in the tradition of IBM systems from the company's past. Lenovo has just announced a trio of new ThinkCentre desktops in various form factors with an emphasis on security and reliability.

The new additions include the ThinkCentre E63z, which is a 19.5-inch all-in-one PC with an optional touchscreen. The starting price for the E63z is just $479, but versions using Intel's Core i3 processors and/or the touchscreen would presumably cost more. The i3 configurations include niceties such as HDMI out and a rapid-charge USB port to juice up your phone or tablet more quickly. Security features include CompuTrace support.

The ThinkCentre M53 is Lenovo's latest "tiny" business desktop. The compact system allows you to power it up via the USB keyboard and comes with PC Cloud Manager 3.0 to provide remote management. Specs haven't been provided, but PC Mag reports that it is powered by an Intel Pentium processor. It will be priced from $439 when it become available "shortly," in Lenovo's words.

Rounding out the new PCs is the ThinkCentre M79 lineup, available in either a mini tower or a small-form-factor version. Both will make use of AMD's A-series processors and offer SSD or hybrid SSD storage options. Another option is a second DisplayPort connection, which allows you to hook up three displays to the M79. Lenovo offers the M79 with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 support to allow IT administrators to secure and manage the systems remotely. Like the E63z, the M79 is available now at a starting price of $449. 

Both the M53 and M79 come with Intelligent Cooling Engine 3.0 technology that manages the system's fans to minimize heat and noise. All three new ThinkCentre families provide Smart USB Protection, which allows the IT staff to control access to USB ports so unauthorized users can't transfer data to or from the desktops via external drives.

Topics: PCs, Lenovo

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  • These are not Desktop PC's. They are massive Tablets....

    Definition of a PC is a unit with mouse a keyboard.

    Long live the real PC without all this Touchscreen nonsense.
    5735guy
    • all-in-one

      Only the AiO had optional touch screen, the rest where desktops.

      Have you tried an AiO with touch screen? I trialled a HP one at a previous company and it was pretty sweet having the option - at times it was quicker just to interface with the screen directly rather than through the mouse (most of the time I just used the keyboard and mouse though)
      aesonaus
      • Missunderstood Touch

        You are misunderstanding the role of touch on the desktop. Did the mouse totally replace the cursor keys? If you do much word processing or spread sheets I will bet you still use them occasionally. They are both a complementary part of the user interface. Touch on a desktop will not replace the mouse. It will only enhance the user interface. With multiple screens especially touch lets you quickly get to a location. The mouse can then fine tune the cursor. Sometimes when buttons are large enough touch lets you just select what you want in a way that we have been bread to work for a few million years.
        MichaelInMA
    • You're Right!

      Hammer, Chisel, and Slate - that's the real way to get work done!
      Mujibahr
    • No that is not the definition but

      who said they units did not come with keyboard and mouse?
      Touch is only a welcomed addition.
      If you have every used it you would understand it does not replace only enhances.
      Why does everyone here want to limit everyone else to there little world.
      If I want to add touch, why is that a problem?
      thekman58
    • Still stuck in the 1980s, I see...

      Look a PC is a "personal computer", and there is nothing in the definition that limits it to having the user using a keyboard and mouse. Heck, have you hear of voice recognition, and "pen" input? Welcome to the modern world, where the 1980s definitions have been buried a long time ago.
      adornoe@...