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Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0

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Do more. Faster. Optimized for work & playEE 2.0 Certified Products

Windows® 7 Lenovo 2.0
Using Lenovo's RapidBoot technology, Enhanced Experience 2.0 PCs optimize system files, processes, and hardware settings to achieve quicker boot and shutdown times – while still initializing critical security features like anti-virus software.

Products with the EE 2.0 icon indicate Lenovo Enhanced Experience PCs.
FASTER start-up and shutdown


START YOUR PC 20 SECONDS FASTER SHUT DOWN 28% FASTER RESUME 36% FASTER
Time from power-on to completed boot-up (e.g., Windows 7 and start-up applications fully loaded). Time taken to shut down from Windows. Time taken to wake up your PC from sleep mode.
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Optional Lenovo-developed RapidDrive technology
Windows® 7 Lenovo 2.0 with optional Lenovo-developed RapidDrive technology
Enhanced Experience 2.0 with optional Lenovo-developed RapidDrive technologyRapidDrive technology available on select models only. features a solid state drive (SSD) that dramatically improves application performance. Start your PC in as little as 9.5 seconds and open applications twice as fast.Compares averaged data from Lenovo EE 2.0 PCs with averaged data from 42 competitor products (including Acer, Apple, Dell, HP, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba) of similar configuration. Testing conducted by CNET Labs, Beijing in November 2010, using the independent Microsoft VTS tool to measure start-up, shutdown, resume, and other Windows® 7 performance measurements. Data from competitor and Lenovo PCs were averaged and compared to calculate the claims used. Performance will vary by model and configuration.


START YOUR PC IN AS LITTLE AS 9.5 SECONDSRefers to Microsoft VTS Test Tool measuring total boot time, which is the time it takes from power-on to completely load Windows® 7 and start-up applications). Specific claim refers to IdeaPad Y570 running Windows® 7 Home Premium with Intel® Core™ i7 2820QM, 4GB DDR3 memory, discrete graphics card, and 64GB SSD. START YOUR FAVORITE APPS TWICE AS FASTBased on identical configuration Y570 without RapidDrive using standard 500GB 5400rpm 2.5" SATA HDD (8 secs). Other application tests were performed with similar results.
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Windows® 7 Lenovo 2.0
Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows® 7 improves PC performance with enhanced features for business and multimedia use, whether you use your PC for work or play.
IdeaPad IdeaCentre
Optimized for multimedia
Enhanced digital audioTesting conducted by CNET Labs, Beijing in November 2010, using the independent Microsoft VTS tool to measure start-up, shutdown, resume, and other Windows® 7 performance measurements. 42 competitor PCs were tested, including Acer, Apple, Dell, HP, Samsung, Sony , and Toshiba, representing both commercial and consumer desktop and notebook products at mainstream price points. Data from competitors and Lenovo PCs were averaged and compared to calculate the claims used. Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows® 7 is an updated version of our previous generation Enhanced Experience certification.
An Enhanced Experience 2.0 PC features enhanced digital audio with a number of different features including independent audio certification and vibration-reducing speaker designs for exceptional sound quality.

AUDIO ENHANCEMENTIDEACENTRE DESKTOPSIDEAPAD NOTEBOOKS
B320B520H330K330Bx70Gx70/Gx75Vx70Yx70Zx70
Dolby® or SRS surround sound audio               Yes Yes
Enlarged speaker chamber for richer sound Yes Yes       Yes   Yes Yes
Supports surround sound output     Yes Yes       Yes Yes
JBL-designed speakers   Yes           Yes  
Vibration-reducing speaker design Yes Yes     Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

High-definition graphics
Enhanced Experience PCs feature high-definition graphics support for super-smooth playback of high-def video content. A dedicated high-def graphics hardware decoder removes much of the burden of HD decoding from the CPU, and outputs stutter-free HD video, up to 1080p (depending on display resolution).Not all models support 1080p resolution – other models support up to 720p or 1080i.
ThinkPad ThinkCentre
Optimized for business
Robust security featuresSecurity features vary by model.
  • Self-encrypting drives that protect the data on your system in case of loss or theft and dramatically improve performance by removing the burden of encryption from the CPU.
  • Hardware Password Manager for central management of any self-encrypting drive.
  • Built-in fingerprint reader can be used to power the system on and log in with one swipe.
  • BIOS ports can be disabled remotely by a network administrator without any additional hardware.

Superior Web conferencing toolsWeb conferencing features vary by model.
Enhanced Experience PCs make Web conferencing easier with convenient VoIP features, high-quality webcams, and superior digital array microphones with smart noise cancelling technology for Web conferencing.
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Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 is included on all of the products listed below. Optional Lenovo-developed RapidDrive is available on systems marked with an asterisk*.
IdeaCentre B520
IdeaCentre B320
IdeaCentre K330*
IdeaPad U300s*
IdeaPad U400*
IdeaPad V470
IdeaPad V570
IdeaPad Y470*
IdeaPad Y570*
IdeaPad Z370
IdeaPad Z470
IdeaPad Z570
Lenovo G470
Lenovo G570
Lenovo G770
Lenovo H330
ThinkPad Edge E420*
ThinkPad Edge E425
ThinkPad Edge E520*
ThinkPad Edge E525
ThinkPad Edge E420s*
ThinkPad L420*
ThinkPad L520*
ThinkPad T420*
ThinkPad T420s*
ThinkPad T520*
ThinkPad X1*
ThinkPad X120e
ThinkPad X220*
ThinkPad X220 Tablet*
ThinkPad W520*
ThinkCentre Edge 91z*
ThinkCentre M71e*
ThinkCentre M81*
ThinkCentre M91p*
ThinkCentre M71z*
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