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While watching The Big Bang Theory on Thursday nights — or anytime day or night on TBS for that matter — I wondered why the show makes me laugh. I truly enjoy the geek speak, but it’s the personalities of the characters that really drive the series’ success. Removing any one of the characters would drastically change the show, and possibly its overall success. Is there a Big Bang Theory without Sheldon? Or a Modern Family without Cam? Or even a Seinfeld without Kramer? (I shudder at the thought!) Just as keeping the cast intact is important to a show’s success, keeping your data intact is paramount to the success of your business or your personal life. How many of us are cluelessly computing away, blissfully ignorant of the “what-if” scenario. What if my hard drive fails? What if my year-long project report is corrupted? What if the world never knew, “Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock” for crying out loud!??  I, too, have been a victim of this disaster. My home computer’s hard drive wouldn’t boot, no matter what I tried to do. The issue was a bad physical sector — a dead hard drive in laymen’s terms. All of the information on that drive was gone; music, pictures, tax returns, financial statements, you know the typical stuff we don’t want prying eyes to see. There are few things worse than the empty feeling you get when your data has evaporated. The personal loss was so...

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Today at Citrix Synergy in Barcelona, Citrix announced the new Citrix HDX 3D Certification Program, and Lenovo is proud to be part of this announcement. We’re participating as a Silver Sponsor and demonstrating the M92P Tiny desktop’s capabilities as a virtualization device. The M92p Tiny is unique in the industry with it full power Intel vPro processors in a tiny desktop design, making it the perfect balance of compact size, high performance and easy manageability for XenDesktop and XenApp environments. We also offer thin configurations of the M92p tiny with a compact 8GB SSD and Windows Embedded 7. When it comes to today’s high-performance users (CAD/CAM, Oil & Gas, Financial trading and modeling) security and graphics performance are essential. Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp solve for security, but it’s the combination of Citrix’s HDX 3D and the M92p Tiny desktop that deliver  the graphics performance. M92p Tiny’s optional full power Intel vPro processors meets the hardware spec of even the highest Citrix HDX 3d Pro for breathtaking graphics to the end point device that are virtually indistinguishable from graphics executed locally. When it comes to the choice of running a traditional Thin Client or the Lenovo M92p Tiny for these Power Users the choice is abundantly clear.  ...

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Thank heaven for Accidental Damage Protection (ADP).  If you’re like me, and your white shirt is a marinara magnet, you can trip over nothing, or you drop EVERYTHING….than ADP will definitely come in handy for you. You and your Lenovo notebook cozy at Starbucks?  Let’s hope you’ve protected it from that double tall non-fat no-foam latte that’s bound to spill on that perfect keyboard.  We’ve had LOTS of questions on ADP, so here’s the skinny: What is Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)?  ADP provides coverage for non-warranted damage such as drops, bumps, spills, & electrical surges that occur during normal laptop usage.  It covers damage to components installed on your system at the time of purchase, optional features installed by Lenovo at the time of purchase, and any other components that Lenovo includes as a standard feature with the system.    When Can I Buy It? ADP is available as an upgrade on tablet and notebook systems at the time of system purchase, or if you had a brain fade and didn’t get it initially than you have up to 90 days.  However, if you decide to upgrade after the date of system purchase, there’s a 30 day waiting period before you can file any claims under the ADP agreement. What’s covered versus not covered? We get a lot of questions in this area. ADP is not a “bumper to bumper” service that covers absolutely any...

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We’ve had lots of questions recently about International Warranty Service (IWS), what systems are eligible, what’s included, how to find out more, etc..  So, here are a few hints and tips to confirm whether you’re covered the next time you travel with your ThinkPad.  What is International Warranty Service (IWS)? IWS lets you receive Warranty Service for eligible Lenovo Think systems when you travel or relocate to a country where that product is sold and serviced.  The length of coverage is based on the length of your original base warranty, but the method or level of service (depot, onsite, carry-in) may be different.  There are certain countries that may require a proof of purchase or proof of proper importation before you can receive an IWS service and there may be fees or restrictions that apply when and if you need IWS.  Indonesia Malaysia Phillippines Singapore Thailand Vietnam China Argentina How can I determine if my machine is eligible for IWS? You can check out whether your system is eligible, find contact information and country coverage at: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-service/iws.page?: Upon providing your machine type or series number, identify the country of interest and call the contact number provided to initiate IWS service for your machine.  What’s covered versus...

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Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 PCs Start 40% Faster With RapidBoot Technology

Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 PCs Start 40% Faster With RapidBoot Technology

With the recent announcement of the Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3, it’s a great time for me to provide some additional information – to expand upon the news with background, a little more detail, and (hopefully) interesting tidbits from a behind-the-scenes perspective. EE3 was heavily influenced by the success of EE2 and all the feedback we received after its release.  We demonstrated our ability to shatter boot expectations and our ecosystem testing showed Lenovo PCs were, on average, the fastest available.  The most common responses were “that’s great but…” 1)      What about modestly configured systems (i.e. non-SSD)? or 2)      What happens in a few months after I’ve used it, won’t it slow down? We took this feedback and made sure to focus on addressing it in order to better satisfy our customers.  This meant ensuring that any improvements would span across the breadth of our product portfolio, especially rotational HDD-only PCs (still the largest volume configuration), and continue to work – even thrive – over time. RapidBoot in EE3 exists as two sub-technologies: 1)     ...

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