Lenovo Launches ThinkStation Brand in Fast Lane with the AT&T Williams Formula One Team
GROVE, OXFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 6,2007--Lenovo partnered with the AT&T Williams Formula One team todayto launch the new ThinkStation brand - a powerful new entry in theworkstation PC marketplace and the first new Think brand introduced infive years.
ThinkStation marks more than ten years since a major PC vendor hasentered the workstation market(1). The ThinkStation S10 and D10workstations are designed to offer Lenovo's highest performance andreliability for professionals in the most demanding data and graphicsintensive environments, such as computer-aided design/engineering,digital content creation, oil and gas exploration and electronicdesign automation.
The workstations are based on the upcoming Quad-Core Intel(R)Xeon(R) processor 5400 series and Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extremeprocessors, the first processors based on new 45-nanometer technologythat nearly doubles the density of transistors on the chips for newlevels of energy-efficient performance. Two organizations highly dependent upon using the latesttechnologies, the NBA and the AT&T Williams team, are evaluating theworkstations for integration into their operations.
"We run our motorsports business like our cars - fast, accurateand innovative," said Alex Burns, chief operating officer, WilliamsF1. "We've relied on Lenovo to diagnose, repair and push the limit onracing performance. In an ongoing battle to be next in the victorylane, Lenovo's new ThinkStation workstations will help change the wayour engineers work with faster interaction and design simulation toproduce the next winning car."
Workstation Designed for Maximum Performance and Usability
The dual processor ThinkStation D10 workstation will offer thefastest Quad-Core Inte(R)l Xeon(R) processor 5400 series, while thesingle processor ThinkStation S10 workstation will offer the latestIntel(R) Core 2 processors including the Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Extremeprocessor QX9650 along with the latest graphics solutions from NVIDIA.They also come equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet and multiple slots,bays and USB ports for expandability.
"Lenovo designed the ThinkStation to be the highest performance,highest quality workstation, delivering an unparalled experience forprofessional users who work in graphically andcomputationally-intensive environments where a standard desktop PCisn't enough," said Peter Schrady, vice president and general manager,Emerging Products Group, Lenovo. "Not only do the Lenovo workstationsprovide excellent performance and leading-edge acoustics, but ourenvironmentally-responsible, user-centric design also helps toincrease productivity." Lenovo is collaborating with leading independent software vendorsto obtain the certifications that ensure seamless hardware andsoftware interaction. Lenovo will offer a variety of storage, graphicsadapters, memory and rail kits for the workstations.
"Both Lenovo and Intel understand the challenges customers face,particularly the increased performance to handle evermore complexcomputational problems and visualization applications," said PatGelsinger, senior vice president and general manager, DigitalEnterprise Group, Intel. "Lenovo and Intel combined their engineeringexpertise, Intel's groundbreaking processor technology and Lenovo'sunderstanding of the client experience. The results are systems withgreater efficiency, speed, memory and throughput to meet customers'needs."
Beyond the high-performance focus, Lenovo designed theworkstations with the environment in mind by offering models complyingwith the Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star(R) 4.0requirements to help users manage energy usage and costs. Theworkstations feature 80 percent efficient power supplies.Additionally, they contain more than 50 percent recycled plasticscontent.
The workstations also incorporate usability along withcutting-edge performance. Lenovo's user-centric design includes aremovable top handle for moving the workstation easily in a variety ofwork environments as well as a side cover latch for easy access to thesystem. The workstations also include illuminated front I/O ports tohelp users work easily in multiple system and low light conditions.For a cool and quiet experience, Lenovo's unique thermal designprovides workstation performance with the acoustics of a standardLenovo desktop PC.
To help increase user productivity and reduce system downtime, theworkstations come equipped with a range of ThinkVantage Technologiesincluding Rescue and Recovery, Client Security System and Image UltraBuilder. These unique productivity tools help reduce the total cost ofsystem ownership.
Pricing and Availability(2)
The ThinkStation workstations will be available starting inJanuary through Business Partners and www.lenovo.com. Pricing for theThinkStation S10 workstation will start at approximately EUR 829 andthe ThinkStation D10 workstation will start at approximately EUR1,199.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building theworld's best engineered personal computers. Lenovo's business model isbuilt on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfactionas well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by LenovoGroup's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, thecompany develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality,secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide.Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghaiand Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more informationsee www.lenovo.com.
About AT&T Williams
Lenovo is an Official Partner of AT&T Williams, one of the world'sleading Formula One teams with 16 FIA Formula One World Championshiptitles and 113 Grand Prix victories to its credit. Today, the WilliamsF1 company employs around 520 personnel at a 40ha technology campusbased in the heart of the UK's Motorsport Valley in rural Oxfordshire.The company is unique as an entrant in the FIA Formula One WorldChampionship as it is the only organisation that exists solely torace. The company's core competencies are the design and manufactureof Formula One race cars, and the deployment of this expertise inrunning the team's entries into the Grands Prix each season. Thecompany was formed in 1978 and is privately owned by Sir FrankWilliams and his long-term business partner, Patrick Head. For moreinformation, visit: www.attwilliams.com
(1)Major PC vendors defined as IBM, HP, Dell and Sun.
(2)Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to changewithout notice. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include alladvertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovoreserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications atany time without notice.
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