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Gregory Boyd is an internal marketing consultant at Lenovo. He is also a professional photographer, which may give you some insight into why he so loves the visual aspect of Dual Independent Display. Dual Independent Display (DiD) allows me to connect two screens to one computer, which is important for visual artists. A common misconception is that if you replace your old desktop PC with a new all-in-one (AIO) like the ThinkCentre Edge 91z, you lose your old monitor too. But actually ThinkCentre AIOs enable your existing monitor to become a secondary screen.  This means I can use my old ThinkVision monitor or other VGA compatible monitor for new work! If you’re at all like me, your desktop is cluttered with your day’s work and you are likely running several applications at once. Even on a big monitor I run out of viewing space. I’m editing photos, reading email, backing up data, chatting online, checking the news, and listening to music at the same time, and I need to be able to see all of these with just one glance. When I recently upgraded my PC I was left with a perfectly good monitor that I had been using with my previous desktop. I hooked it up to my...

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Paul J. Scaini is the segment manager for Lenovo’s new ThinkCentre Edge product line, helping SMBs look good while they work hard and play hard. In this post he discusses the ThinkCentre Edge 91z all-in-one desktop. My favorite quote: “You know the difference between you and me? I make this look GOOD.” -Will Smith Men in Black Big Willie knows what he’s talking about; in today’s competitive, modern world sometimes it’s not enough to do your job or run your business well. There is a ton of competition out there just as hungry and working just as hard as you are. At that point, what is the key differentiator between those who habitually succeed and those who don’t? It’s style; it’s swagger; it’s the ability to catch and keep attention; the confidence that comes from looking good and knowing it. I know some of you might comment below and say stuff like: “You can’t judge a book by its cover,” and “It’s what’s on the inside that counts.” Anyone who works in the multi-billion dollar fashion or cosmetic industries will call your bluff. You can find thousands of examples where looks matter, even in nature. Take for example a peacock or tropical fish whose genetic survival depends on their ability to look good. I’m sure even Charles Darwin would agree with me here.

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Cory Grenier, ThinkCentre M Series Global Marketing Manager, works with large enterprises to help meet their demands for new desktop PCs powered by the latest technology. The digital office relieved people from the noisy clang of typewriters, but the introduction of traditional PCs also created a new challenge – they give off heat, making work places warmer.  We addressed that challenge with Intelligent Cooling Engine (ICE), ending the days of walking into an office that feels as stuffy as a gym locker room. This technology delivers ultimate thermal and acoustic performance. The new ICE solution, unique to our ThinkCentre M series, actively monitors key component temperatures in real-time, and optimally adjusts the fan speed to keep the system cooler and quieter. ICE acoustic performance is only 36 decibels. To put this in context, if you’re talking about what to buy your wife for her anniversary and she’s standing just three feet away – she still wouldn’t be able to hear you. Now that is quiet! This unique innovation is something that you’ll only find on a Lenovo desktop PC and serves as an example of the kind of research and development we put into things...

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Cory Grenier, ThinkCentre M Series Global Marketing Manager, works with large enterprises to help meet their demands for new desktop PCs powered by the latest technology. As the knowledge economy grows, so does our need to multi-task as well as our expectations for productivity.  For example, professionals in the financial, legal, healthcare, engineering and creative industries are experiencing a growing need to see more content at the same time.  Their jobs require a holistic, clearer view of the information at their fingertips and the traditional PC display doesn’t always cut it. I first realized how convenient multi-monitors are while editing a large file for a product tour video.  Viewing four screens at once saved time switching between applications and allowed me and the digital designer to see different aspects of the production all at once.  My eyes were also noticeably less strained, and having four displays eliminated printing individual video scenes on paper because we had the whole picture right in front of us. Quantitative studies report that multi-screen PC solutions, such as quad displays, result in 33% fewer errors, and 24% of employees feel more comfortable using multiple displays for their work.1 Until now, quad display solutions were prohibitively expensive for all but the largest and...

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I just got word from the Industrie Forum Design Hannover that the ThinkCentre M90z we designed has been honored with a 2011 design award. Out of a total of 2,756 entries by 1,121 participants from 43 countries, the jury of the iF product design award selected their 993 favorites. We're very proud that our work was included in their final selection. We posted a short video about creating the design a few months ago. I thought I would share my thoughts here about how I think we created a winner. Design recognition of this magnitude does not happen by chance. Typically, an awarded product is the end result of a long  journey that begins with the customer and ends with a product that solves a problem. Hopefully, it solves the problem in an engaging and meaningful way. That is where design talent comes into the picture. Between the beginning and end of any design project is a lot of hard work that is about having meaningful ideas and a focused drive to get the details right. I'll try to touch on a few of the ideas and details that I think helped make this a design an award winner. Multiple stand solutions offer the customer...

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