Lenovo Launches New Generation of ThinkPad and ThinkCentre PCs, Engineered for Workforce of the future

Lenovo Product Launch

Lenovo today launched the new generation of ThinkPad and ThinkCentre PCs and announced its foray into commercial IoT and security solutions. The new range of solutions from Lenovo are AI-enabled and provide smarter productivity, connectivity and security experiences, leading the way towards intelligent transformation for enterprises.

The future of workplace is undergoing a paradigm shift and by 2020 more than 36% of the Indian workforce will be comprised of millennials as per an industry report*. The workplace of the future demands always-on connectivity and smarter security, giving them the flexibility to be productive, anytime and anywhere. Lenovo’s vision of Intelligent Transformation is about merging the needs of the customers with the most secure end-user experience to unlock the fullest productivity of the workforce.

Lenovo’s newly launched smarter enterprise PC portfolio includes ThinkPad T490 and X390, ThinkCentre Nano and Nano IoT, ThinkPad P43s and ThinkPad P1 Gen 2 mobile workstations. Lenovo also showcased the ThinkVision 43.3-inch P44w ultra-wide dual-display monitor and ThinkSmart Hub 500, a smarter conferencing solution.

Under solutions, Lenovo announced ThinkShield 2.0, a 360 degree security platform intended to secure devices through the entire product life cycle, right from the manufacturing and supply chain, ensuring that devices entering the enterprise segment aren’t infected or compromised before they are even turned on. It also announced ThinkPad PrivacyGuard for the new range of ThinkPad laptops, a unique software feature which protects the end users screen from prying eyes.

Speaking at the launch, Rahul Agarwal, CEO & MD, Lenovo India, said, “At Lenovo, we understand that today’s workforce is seeking devices that offer intuitive, secure features and a faster, higher performance to improve their workday. ThinkPad is here to help them accomplish their most important goals. ThinkPad features industry-leading security with ThinkShield™ and AI-powered PrivacyGuard made for business customers on the go.

“Security of Identity, data, devices and online presence is a CIOs primary concerns and through our new range of smarter device portfolio combined with security solutions, we wish to address these concerns throughout the product lifecycle” He added.

Lenovo’s Smarter ThinkPad and ThinkCentre portfolio

ThinkCentre Nano & Nano IoT- World’s most compact commercial desktop series in the form factor of a power bank

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n: Designed to deliver powerful performance in an ultra-portable size, the ThinkCentre M90n is the most compact commercial desktop series in the world. Models are one-third the size of the ground-breaking ThinkCentre Tiny and bring up to 30 percent energy savings annually vs. traditional desktops. This makes them perfect for deploying in dense call centers or in environments where space is constrained.

With the smallest form factor in the market, ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano brings space-saving convenience and manageability to any vertical user because it can fit virtually anywhere – behind the monitor, under a table, or on a bookshelf, offering a clutter-free shared-desk work environment. ThinkCentre Nano can be conveniently powered by a compatible USB Type-C monitor or Type-C dock, thereby providing rich I/O possibilities to meet your every business need.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT: Built to be energy-efficient with an amazingly quiet fan-less design, the ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT has a broader thermal range (0-50 °C) and is designed for higher vibration and thermal environments like manufacturing. As a secure IoT Gateway, the ThinkCentre Nano IoT is designed to provide processing and security for the IoT devices you have in your environment that demand real-time responsiveness at the edge. The Nano IoT increases responsiveness and reliability by enabling the rapid relay of information between connected IoT peripherals, sensors and devices, even in harsher commercial environments. Customers can drive further expansion of additional legacy ports and peripherals with the expansion I/O Box to build out to your edge device needs. The suite of IoT offerings includes but not limited to, smart office surveillance and access controls using facial recognition, warehousing automation and smarter retail using computer vision. This comprises an end to end solution encompassing camera-based sensors, Nano IoT based gateways and associated software and services.

Lenovo ThinkPad T490 Laptop series- Stay productive on the go  

Lenovo ThinkPad T490: Combined with the power of i7 8th generation Intel®️ Core™ processors, NVIDIA®️ graphics, and rich audio and display features, the T490 is designed for today’s multitasking professionals. With a premium, lightweight design and 22% thinner bezel, this device looks good while delivering business-class performance.

The laptop is just 17.9mm thin and weight starting 1.46 kg, making it extremely portable. It comes with an impressive display selection, including the stunning 500 nit, WQHD Dolby Vision™ panel, or a new, brighter 400 nit FHD display. For a great audio experience, Lenovo ThinkPad T490 features Dolby Audio Premium™, featuring two up-firing speakers and dual far-field microphones for improved conferencing audio. The ThinkPad 490 laptops come with the option of Lenovo’s proprietary Security solution- ThinkPad PrivacyGuard which protects the end users screen from prying eyes, with just a touch of a button.

ThinkPad P43s and ThinkPad P1 (Gen 2)

Lenovo ThinkPad P43s is amongst the smallest and lightest portable workstations available today, and comes with a WQHD 2560 x 1440 500-niy display that supports 100% Adobe color gamut and Dolby Vision HDR technology. It supports upto 2GB DDR5 NVIDIA Quadro P520

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 is supercharged with Intel Xeon processors and supports 4GB NVIDIA Quadro P1000 discrete graphics to support Client AI. Many AI initiatives start with prototyping before scaling infrastructure and the ThinkPad P1 is ideal for businesses to start the AI journey.

ThinkSmart Hub 500

The ThinkSmart Hub 500 is an all-in-one purpose built device that simplifies meetings by making meetings start with a single click without the usual connection and sharing hassles. It reduces clutter, consolidates audio and video conferencing, VOIP and PSTN phones into a single unit and eliminates the need for separate speakers and phones for meeting rooms.

Lenovo’s Smarter Enterprise Security Solution for today’s on-the-go workforce

ThinkShield™ security solutions- Stay one step ahead of the cyber criminals

Lenovo earlier had announced its ThinkShield™- 360 degree security solutions built to protect businesses. ThinkShield™ is a fully customizable suite of security related services, software and hardware capabilities that protect the full lifecycle of commercial devices, from development to disposal. The ThinkShield portfolio is designed to provide greater security across all Lenovo enterprise devices, data centers and emerging solutions. It has been further enriched with new capabilities like a Self-healing BIOS and ThinkShield engine. In partnership with Coronet, Lenovo ThinkShield provides Wi-Fi security, preventing users from accessing insecure networks. Businesses can choose a unique multi-factor authentication process for employees from Lenovo’s robust offerings, many of which are supported by the Intel® vPro™ platform.

ThinkPad PrivacyGuardSecure your work from those snooping eyes

The new range of ThinkPad laptops comes with Lenovo’s ThinkPad PrivacyGuard which protects the end users screen from prying eyes. ThinkPad Privacy Alert is a unique software feature that warns users if anyone is looking at their screen, and if so, it will automatically turn on Privacy Guard. With Lenovo’s ThinkPad PrivacyGuard, users need not worry about physical privacy guard film or adhesive connectors. Hence, to prevent someone from trying to sneak a peek at the laptop screen while you are working on a confidential excel sheet or presentation, the user can activate PrivacyGuard on the ThinkPad that can dim the display with the touch of a button, making it extremely difficult for anyone to view it from the side. The related Privacy Alert works in conjunction with the PrivacyGuard and the ThinkPad’s IR depth camera, and can sound an alert if it “sees” anyone looking over the user’s shoulder.

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