- A survey of small and medium business owners by Intermedia and Sapio Research suggests that over half of SMBs are likely to maintain increased remote working options in the long-term.
- With greater expectations from work devices, the Lenovo ThinkSeries offers a portfolio of modern business laptops and desktops that are intuitive to use while delivering features that enable increased productivity and effective collaboration.
Lenovo™ launches all-new additions to its desktop and laptop portfolio with ThinkSeries to address the needs of next generation Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs). The brand offers growing businesses a wider selection of adaptable high-performance fixed computing solutions with remarkable technological advancement in a new era of interconnected hybrid workplaces.
In terms of business continuity, SMBs have arguably been hardest hit by the pandemic. Many continue to face challenges to adapt to the speed of digital transformation and the adoption of hybrid working models. SMBs will need to embrace digital-first business strategies for long-term value. We strongly believe that by leveraging innovative technology, enhancing collaboration, and achieving higher efficiencies through sustainability, SMBs will power the global recovery. Lenovo is listening to customers and analyzing insights to develop a core set of products to help users and businesses intelligently transform.
Desktop PCs are often better suited to specific job roles or business functions. Productivity can be improved, especially in demanding graphics applications or large datasets and form factor choices allow comfortable working environments. Cost considerations can make desktops a smarter investment choice with more affordable initial purchase and easier maintenance and management.
“We understand the pain points experienced by businesses and their employees, especially considering COVID-19 and the transition to hybrid lifestyle and remote working. New products designed for the SMB employee experience will pave the way for more fluid and flexible working environments,” says Edward Hizon, Lead for Mid Market and SMB. “Delivering unique innovative products like ThinkCentre neo and ThinkPad X1 Carbon will play a pivotal role in driving new ways of working, creating efficiencies and new opportunities, and helping SMBs drive a global recovery,” he continued.
The ThinkCentre Neo
The ThinkCentre Neo offers a stylish and minimalist design for a contemporary look with a new terrazzo color and material finish. Connectivity options and smarter online meeting experiences enable futuristic collaboration, ThinkShield™ compliance enhances security and sustainability commitments are reinforced with Lenovo’s first ever use of ocean-bound plastic in packaging and eco-friendly design using post-consumer recycled content and paint-free raw materials. Today, we announce three models in the neo range, all powered by 12th Gen Intel Core processors: ThinkCentre 50s, ThinkCentre 50t, ThinkCentre Neo 30a 22 and Thinkcentre 30a 24.
ThinkCentre neo 50s is a small form factor desktop designed to provide performance and space savings in a 7.4-liter design. EPEAT Gold certified for energy efficiency and Intelligent Cooling Engine 5.0 ensures the desktop runs with optimal power consumption. TÜV-certified Ultra-Low Noise (ULN) and packaging made from ocean-bound plastic, as well as raw materials that are painting-free, promise quiet performance and environmental friendliness.
The ThinkCentre neo 50t is the ideal combination of speed and sustainability. The ThinkCentre Neo 50t tower is ideal for your growing business with its Clean, minimalist design, and the impressive power it brings to your workday. This desktop PC packs a punch and helps tackle high-performance workloads seamlessly with 12th Gen Intel Core processors alongside a multitude of connectivity options for productive collaboration with low environmental impact.
Stylish and purposeful, the ThinkCentre neo 30a 22 is an All-in-One, 22″ Display that gives you the power of a desktop and even more desk to work with. This business PC comes with 12th Gen Intel Core processing, enabling you to get more done quicker. It also has smart, AI-based features to enhance your online meetings, as well as several green, eco-friendly certifications.
ThinkCentre neo 30a 24 is a collaborative all-in-one (AIO) desktop with a 23.8-inch FHD 16:9 WVA (Wide Viewing Angle) display, audio by Harman® and a retractable webcam. Focused on delivering a highly productive AIO and a smarter conferencing experience, neo 30a 24 includes AI Meeting Manager that offers Real time Translator, Voice to Text, Subtitles, Meeting Notes Editor and Amazon® Alexa® Voice Interaction10 for futuristic collaboration experience. Lenovo Smart Appearance enhances facial features and blurs the background for professional-grade video conferencing.
ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Powered by Intel vPro® with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors running Windows 11, ThinkPad X1 Carbon is optimized for hybrid workers who seek higher levels of performance, better camera and audio capabilities for more immersive collaboration, and a more secure laptop to protect them from the daily demands of remote work. A key design feature is the new communications bar that integrates improved FHD webcam options, Privacy Shutter and 360-degree far field quad-array microphones. The bar design allows a camera with a larger sensor than what is usually found on laptops. The 1.4µm sensor increases image quality especially in low light conditions.
The new Computer Vision technology available in select models of the latest ThinkPad X1’s uses a Neural Processing Unit (NPU) that generates metadata from the integrated camera based on known recognition and AI algorithm modeling. The technology offers smarter Human Presence Detection that recognizes humans and their intention to use the PC, as opposed to a passing colleague in the office or a cat at home, and therefore will only wake up and unlock for them, adding an additional layer of convenience. It even works when the user is wearing a protective face mask.
Customers can use it for up to 15 hours of battery life — along with RapidCharge technology — keeping one on-task wherever the road leads. What’s more is that it weighs less than 1.13 kg so it is built to work anywhere. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon may be lightweight but it runs big and performs like the workhorse SMBs need to get the job done every day, at prices that won’t keep them up at night.
ThinkBook 14S Yoga
Continuing the modern design philosophy that has become synonymous with ThinkBook, the ThinkBook 14S Yoga features dual tone color highlights and exude class with an anodized aluminum exterior and four-side narrow bezels. Equipped with smart innovative technologies and high-performance features, they offer elevated user experiences in productivity, collaboration, and security. It also offers a flexible and versatile laptop to inspire users to thrive in the next reality. Multiple modes mean the 14s Yoga can adapt to user needs and optimize workflow, with powerful computing options, vivid displays, and state-of-the-art components help drive smart innovations that enhance the user experience.
The combination of 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, up to Windows 11 Pro, fast SSD storage, Intel Thunderbolt™ 4, and Intel Wi-Fi 6E connectivity aim to offer unparalleled efficiencies to help users handle the most demanding workloads locally or in the cloud. Intuitive experiences in collaborative work are further enhanced by features such as Smart Appearance, AI Meeting Manager, and intelligent noise cancellation, all designed to simplify meetings and make them more enjoyable. Help protect data and identity with Smart Power On, a touch fingerprint reader integrated into the power button, that adds a layer of security and convenience and is managed by the standard hardware discrete Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (dTPM).
Pricing and Availability:
- ThinkCentre neo 50s is available starting July with a local SRP of P50,999
ThinkCentre neo 50t is available starting July with a local SRP of P46,799
- ThinkCentre neo 30a 22 is available starting August with a local SRP of P52,499
- ThinkCentre neo 30a 24 is available starting August with a local SRP of P61,699
- ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen10 is available starting August with a local SRP of P128,999
- ThinkBook 14S Yoga is available starting August with a local SRP of P40,800
Check out Lenovo’s products on their official website, www.lenovo.com/ph.