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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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There's always that scene in zombie movies where you think the carnage is over and the good guys have finally prevailed. But just as the dust begins to settle, a hand pops up through the ground and the shrieking begins again. This image always comes to my mind when I read about the alleged death of the desktop PC--a legion of laptops and tablets can batter the staid desktop but its death has surely been exaggerated. Is it possible that the traditional desktop design--go ahead, say it, the boring old tower--is going the way of the dinosaur? Who knows. But to focus on that is to miss the point, to miss all the excitement and the design breakthroughs that are happening in this space. So now, let's roll tape on The Ultimate Desktop-As-Zombie Movie, the one where the monsters mutate and turn into another beast entirely. We present three magificent reasons desktops aren't done fighting. 1: IdeaCentre A720 all-in-one: In a word, droolworthy. Massive yet slim, 10-finger touch capability and a design that lets you stand it up, lie it down or split the difference--it comes off like an enormous 27-inch tablet. Could well prove to be the blueprint for family gaming in the 21st century.   2: ThinkCentre Tiny: A 1-litre mini PC (but still full-featured) designed for our large...

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Like most people, I want to live a greener lifestyle.  Unfortunately it is hard to sort through the countless green certifications surrounding consumer electronics.  That is why we at Lenovo have partnered once again with TÜV Rheinland, the leading ICT third party inspection firm by volume of certifications, to certify our newest ThinkCentre M92z and ThinkVision LT2323z under the “Green Product Mark”.  The Green Mark promotes eco-friendly products by delivering customer guidance to identifying green and sustainable products in an extremely crowded market place.  Green Mark verifies that electronic products like the ThinkCentre M92z meet the best in class parameters for energy efficiency, toxic components, recycled materials use and product carbon footprint. These new Green Mark products ensure the sustainability and environmental friendliness under a trusted certification.  In the process of achieving Green Mark certification, the ThinkCentre M92z needed to meet a...

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Paul Scaini is a Canadian working in Beijing China as the Global Portfolio Manager for Lenovo’s   Commercial Desktop Business Unit.  His responsibilities include planning traditional desktops and All-in-Ones for both large enterprises and small and medium business. As a product manager I love to get chances to speak to customers big and small, especially to get feedback on ThinkCentre All-in-Ones.  I am still amazed how many customers have no idea what an All-in-One (AIO) is.  I’ve just recently spoken to decision makers at a Global NGO (Non Profit Organization) and a Federal Government, shown them an AIO for the first time explaining the benefits and now both have added AIO to their purchase lists. There is a MASSIVE opportunity out there for you to talk to your customers about All-in-One.  Even if they’re not desktop customers it’s a great way to get your foot in the door. “Hey, have you ever seen one of these before?” and even if they aren’t 100% convinced then it gives you a chance for other selling opportunities. Here’s what you’ll need to know: More Room for Work All-in-One saves about 70% space compared to a traditional tower and monitor, giving a workspace some room to breathe.  Education and healthcare customers love AIOs for labs and nursing stations that are often small and cluttered with paperwork.  From call centers to start-ups; any customer with...

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Ken Timmons works in ThinkServer marketing at Lenovo, but 30 years ago, he was one of the engineers on the original IBM PC. Thirty years ago today that PC made its way onto the world computing stage. Since then, it's made a large impact on the industry and influenced modern computing. A once in a lifetime experience! That’s how I’d sum up the opportunity I had 30 years ago to join the team that created the first IBM Personal Computer – the 5150. I was a young engineer with IBM less than a year out of college, when I was offered the job. At this stage in most people’s life, your vision of the future is somewhat vague. Who could have foreseen an opportunity to participate in the birth of an industry! The early days of the personal computer were a heady time.  We felt there wasn’t anything we couldn’t accomplish.  I remember a camaraderie that was somewhat unique in my 30+ years of work experience, and I still count many of those colleagues as my closest friends.  My role on the team was to help design the functional test equipment that would be used to guarantee the computer worked before we shipped it to the customer. This test equipment was built with a lot of the same technology as the PC, and we were learning as we went just like the rest of the team. Sure, there were...

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