Lenovo is jumping on the bandwagon with their new all-in-one (AIO) desktop PC version – the ThinkCentre A70z, starting at $499. Despite the inexepensive price tag, this thing houses an Intel Core2Duo processors and blazing fast boot up time as one of Lenovo’s Enhanced Experience certified PCs for Windows 7. The ThinkCentre A70z also saves 70 percent more space, takes less time to set up and service and consumes less power than traditional desktops. The commercial all-in-one PC segment is projected to grow 16 percent year to year worldwide in 2010.
The compact ThinkCentre A70z includes a 19 inch, 16:10 widescreen LCD monitor packed into a 2.4 inch black frame, choices of Intel Core 2 Duo Celeron processors, Direct X10, a DVD burner, six USB ports, two audio speakers, optional Wifi,optional high-res webcam with builti-in Skype and up to 500GB of storage. It boots up in 35 seconds and shuts down quickly as well.
“We’ve heard from a number of IT managers in a variety of industries, from education, to finance to healthcare, and they’ve all told us they need desktops that conserve space, save on energy consumption and are easy to maintain and service,” said Dilip Bhatia, executive director, Worldwide Desktop Marketing, Lenovo. “The new ThinkCentre A70z exceeds these needs – not only is it compact, super energy efficient and quick to service, but it’s also high performance and extremely affordable.”