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Windows 8 ProReady for business. With Windows 8 Pro, you get everything in Windows 8, plus enhanced features that help you easily connect to company networks, access files on the go, encrypt your data, and more.
Windows 7 ProfessionalIf you use your PC for work, you'll want Windows 7 Professional. It helps you be more productive and protects the critical information you work with. Many routine tasks just take a couple of clicks, so you can spend less time setting up projectors, printers, and networks. Advanced backup options help you protect your hard work with automatic backups to your home or business network. And with Windows XP Mode, you can use virtually all of your Windows XP programs in Windows 7.
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i Series ProcessorsSelect models are powered by up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors. For a difference you can see and feel in multitasking or multimedia, get the visibly smart 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with top-of-the line performance for your most demanding tasks. Effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking, delivered by Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. Intel® Core™ i7 processor is the ideal choice for whatever you want to accomplish. Because the only thing more amazing than Intel® technology is what you'll do with it.
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i series processorsSelect models are powered by up to 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, which features smart performance and built-in visuals for a visibly better PC experience.
Intel® vPro™ Remote TechnologyThe 6th generation of Intel® vPro™ technology provides one-touch setup that allows businesses to deploy vPro in minutes and configure the technology on up to two-thirds of their install base.
2nd Generation AMD APUsSelect ThinkCentre models include up to 2nd generation AMD A10 Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). This AMD technology includes AMD HD Media Accelerator to optimize video quality and accelerate video file conversion, AMD TurboCore, which dramatically increases processor speed and performance, and AMD Dual Graphics, which relies on AMD Radeon™ discrete graphics to boost power and performance when needed.
Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows 7Using Lenovo's RapidBoot technology, Enhanced Experience 3 PCs have optimized system files, processes, and hardware settings to start your PC faster than a typical Windows 7 computer. Plus, even when multiple applications are installed, BootShield continues to maintain fast boot performance. EE 3 is optimized for business with robust security features like self-encrypting drives, fingerprint ID and BIOS port locks. EE 3 systems also include superior web conferencing with features like light-adaptive webcam, facial tracking, and advanced noise-cancellation technology.*
*Not all features are available on all models.
Security & PC Management Tools
ThinkVantage® TechnologiesThinkVantage® Technologies is a suite of PC management and security solutions. This software/hardware-based technology offers cost-effective tools to protect and manage company assets and intellectual property.
ThinkVantage® Client Security SolutionA component of the ThinkVantage solution that safeguards your data by providing user authentication, data protection and secure wired and wireless communications. This software/hardware-based technology is a cost-effective security measure that helps protect company assets and intellectual property.
ThinkVantage® Rescue and Recovery®This hassle-free, one-button recovery solution lets you restore your previously saved system image including data, applications and operating system. It also provides a pre-operating system environment with networking capabilities, allowing you to access your network even if the operating system will not boot. The latest version is available via download.
Lenovo Solution CenterThe Lenovo Solution Center provides access to a simplified dashboard that reflects total system health. This hardware diagnostic tool allows quick and convenient access to frequently-used system management tools, including backup and restore, antivirus and firewall settings, system/software updates, internet connections, and service and support.
Note: The Lenovo Solution Center replaces the ThinkVantage® Toolbox with the 2012 products.
Fingerprint Reader KeyboardKeep your passwords at the tip of your fingers. Biometric fingerprint authentication lets you easily access your PC with just the swipe of a finger. What's more, this environmentally-friendly keyboard is made from 65% post-consumer recycled materials, which means less waste in landfills.
Built-In Solutions & Convenience
ThinkCentre® Stable PlatformThinkCentre desktops offer image stability for long-term deployments to help reduce transition, qualification, and testing costs. These models are produced for at least 12 months after general availability (varies by product) with no planned hardware changes that affect the preloaded software image. Our new 2012 models offer up to 15-months stability.
Wireless Connectivity SupportSelect ThinkCentre desktops optionally include the latest wireless connectivity options, such as WiFi and Bluetooth® connectivity.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PortsSuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports enable up to 10 times faster file transfers, allowing for lightning-fast copying of large media files, as well as seamless connections between audio- and video-related peripherals. Transfer speed also increases when copying from external USB keys, external hard drives, external optical drives, digital cameras, and other peripherals. All USB 3.0 ports are backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
Tool-Free ChassisNo tools required. Easily upgrade and expand your PCs and avoid costly replacement, free up IT staff, and increase PC longevity. Simply flip up the cover, internal slots and/or bays and slide components right in.
Cost-Saving/Energy Conservation Features
Intelligent Cooling Engine (ICE) 2Intelligent Cooling System (ICE) 2 provides a balance between thermals and acoustics resulting in long desktop life. With two optimized settings, you choose the performance mode that best suits your work environment, prioritizing temperature or sound. Plus, ICE 2 allows for working in hotter temperatures and enables system monitoring with thermal alerts that preempt overheating possibilities.
Lenovo Desktop Power ManagerSave energy and lower utility bills. Monitor and control energy-consumption remotely for maximum savings. Individuals can even preset energy-saving options.
ENERGY STAR 5.2 ratingSelect M Series desktops carry the ENERGY STAR label, attesting to their superior energy efficiency. This translates into lower operating costs, less overall energy use, and reduced heat emissions, making a Lenovo desktop a wise choice for the environment.
GREENGUARD® -certifiedGREENGUARD® -certified PCs have been tested for up to 2,000 potentially harmful contaminants. Lenovo is the only computer manufacturer to have any of its products GREENGUARD-certified.
ULE Gold, Sustainable Product CertificationULE Gold, Sustainable Product Certification is awarded by Underwriters Labs, for energy efficiency, reduction in toxic chemicals, and use of recycled materials in its design. The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 was awarded the first ULE Gold certification for a PC. Since then, a number of our ThinkCentre desktops have joined the ranks.
EPEAT® Gold Environmental RatingUnder the federally funded EPEAT® program in the US, manufacturers declare their products' conformance to a comprehensive set of environmental criteria. EPEAT Gold products must meet all 23 required criteria and at least 75% of the optional criteria.
Post-Consumer ContentSelect ThinkCentre desktops are made from up to 48.8% post-consumer content (PCC), which ecologically re-purposes recycled plastic materials. Using post-consumer content helps reduce the amount of waste in landfills.