Thursday, August 28, 2008

Lenovo Announces Inexpensive Green Desktop PC

Lenovo on Thursday announced the ThinkCentre A62, a Green desktop PC that's designed to be stingy in both watts and dollars.

The $399 desktop will ship in October. The A62 can also be paired with the low-power ThinkVision L197w 19-inch monitor, an EPEAT Gold certified display that retails for $239.

Since the A62 is a business PC, Lenovo included remote-management and recovery technologies, as well as low-cost technologies. Selected models include the 15-watt Athlon 2650e business-class processor; by including it, Lenovo cut the ThinkCentre's power by 40 percent compared with the previous generation. Based on the AMD's business-class processor, Lenovo can also assure its customers of a 15-month stability cycle.

The desktop also comes with the Dash 1.1 remote management tool and Express Repair, designed to help the system recover from a variety of errors. As expected, the desktop also includes the Thinkvantage suite of Lenovo-supplied utilities.