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Lenovo announces Thinkcentre M81 and Thinkstation E30

Sandy Bridge desktops
Tue Mar 29 2011, 11:15

CHINESE PC MAKER Lenovo has announced two new desktops due in the next two months, the Thinkcentre M81 and Thinkstation E30.

The two desktops are Lenovo's latest additions to its range. The Thinkcentre M81 will be available from late April with prices starting from $599 and the Thinkstation E30 will come afterwards in May starting at $629.


Both machines feature a choice of Intel's second generation Sandy Bridge Core i processor range with Turbo Boost technology for faster performance. Lenovo didn't say what chips will be in these systems or how much RAM they will have, but it did say they will have up to 160GB of SSD storage and both will feature SATA3 and USB 3.0 interfaces.

The Thinkcentre M81 will have a choice of Intel HD or ATI discrete Radeon graphics. Lenovo says that the M81 will save 56 per cent more power than previous models and will use 42 per cent recycled materials in its construction.

The Thinkstation E30 will have a choice of graphics between an Nvidia Quadro or Nvidia NVS card. According to Lenovo the Thinkstation E30 will have an Energy Star 5.0 rating and use 65 per cent recycled material in its construction. The E30 will also have the options of a Bluray optical drive and bundled software including Auto Cad, Solid Edge and Solid Works.


As well as Intel's Turbo Boost technology the desktops will come with Lenovo's Rapidboot, which apparently means the systems will boot up an average of 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows 7 computer. µ


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