Lenovo ThinkServer Family
Guest blog by Michelle Brunk – Sr. Product Manager, ThinkServer Software ─ Yes! Lenovo, known primarily for our ThinkPad line of business laptops, has entered into the world of servers. We have been here for about five years, in fact. I get that question a lot, and my answer is usually met with a delayed reaction, while the following thought gets processed: “Lenovo makes servers…so I can buy servers from the same company that supplies the PCs my business relies on…hey this is great news!” Sometimes the follow up question is “Isn’t Lenovo is owned by…” Nope. Though we did start out by rebranding servers made by a close partner of ours (any guesses? It wasn’t a secret back then either). Over the years we have replaced the rebranded systems with our own Lenovo ThinkServer products, developed by our own teams. We started in our comfort zone, building up a respectable share of the x86 market in China. As we have gotten to know our customers and what they are looking for in entry tower, rack, and performance rack products, we have continued to refine our portfolio and introduce ThinkServer to the world. Our latest products, the ThinkServer RD540 and ThinkServer RD640, are designed specifically for customers looking for the latest technology without overspending for features they don’t need. Over the coming 12 months we are gearing up to introduce the next-generation, broader...
Yoga Tablet is a great holiday gift - use it in stand, tilt or hand mode. Seen here in hand mode, perfect for reading.
Stumped for gift ideas this holiday season? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. The coveted Lenovo Yoga Tablet is the hot new device of the season, available on Lenovo.com and at Best Buy. With an innovative cylindrical battery allowing up to 18 hours of battery power, and the iconic Yoga hinge enabling three different modes – stand, tilt and hand – this device has it all. Available in 8” and 10” models, and starting at just $249, the Yoga Tablet is perfect for travel mavens, moms and dads, college students, anybody and everybody. It is lightweight and preloaded with the Android Jelly Bean operating system (fully ready for future versions of Android). Playing games, watching videos and connecting with others during the holiday season has never looked so good, or felt so comfortable in your hand. Take the Yoga Tablet Product Tour. . Looking to gift a laptop?Look no further than the Yoga 2 Pro,...
Lenovo R&D Center
This is a really exciting time to be at Lenovo. We are relatively new to the x86 server space and admittedly, we have a ways to go. But that’s also the great part. We get to figure it all out. It’s like being at a start-up, but with the backing of a $34B company. My area in Lenovo is called Enterprise Product Group or EPG as we affectionately refer to it. We just announced that we will invest approximately $100M in a state-of-the-art research and devleopment center in São Paulo, Brazil. The center is a first-of-a-kind for Lenovo, missioned with providing innovative, high-value software solutions, high-end servers, storage, cloud technologies and services to global markets. It joins other Lenovo enterprise design centers, which are located in the United States, Taiwan, and China. The São Paulo-based Lenovo R&D center will be installed at the University of Campinas (Unicamp) Science and Technology Park located roughly 60 miles from São Paulo City. This announcement strengthens Lenovo’s position as a market leader and continues to build on our enterprise credibility. Check out the press release for more information.
Tablet, PC, phone, and TV. You probably use at least two of those devices, if not all four, on a daily basis. Most Apps on any of these devices requires a unique login every time you use it. Coupled with this multiple logins is the difference in experience and user preferences from device to device. Not all user information/content transfers from the PC to the tablet. Some information/content is present on the tablet, but not on the phone. Or there is the trick of emailing yourself files just to make sure you have access to them on every device. All in all, it’s a disjointed experience and by the end of the week you’ve put more time and energy into managing how you use the device than being able to simply enjoy the experience and get things done. To solve some of these problems and simplify your digital life, Lenovo developed the consumer cloud technology called Lenovo Reach. It’s a single cloud powered application that lets you access your web based services, files, and information on any device with a single login. Lenovo Reach is the same interface and login no matter what device you are using. It’s a consistent, seamless experience that eases the disjointed experience. It provides 5GB of free cloud storage and is compatible on devices with Microsoft Windows 7 or 8, Google Andriod, and iOS operating systems across Lenovo and non-Lenovo devices....
The IdeaPad Yoga 11S had a big week, first with its website availability on May 16, then by heading to New York City to hang out at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). We attended ICFF for the first time to show off our latest Horizon Table PC and the three custom tables we had created for it. We had some fun with the fashion-forward Yoga: it turned heads at the show, and even made itself home in some home-design booths at the Javits Center.
Yoga kicks back and relaxes after a hard day of working the ICFF floor.
Right next door to Lenovo, Yoga checked out the latest bath designs from Kohler .
Yoga picked up some sweet swag during ICFF.
Flanking the other side of the Lenovo booth, Yoga tested out a stylish seat and pillow from Gabriel Scott, and picked up a tote bag designed by Jamie Derringer, editor of Design Milk.
Comfort to the extreme; Yoga cozied up on this plush velvet green couch from IKEA.
Ever a fan of the affordable, global furniture brand IKEA, Yoga was enamored with this emerald green couch from its new