Lenovo Launches S580 Smartphone
Dec 5 14
Lenovo announced the launch of S580, a new addition to its popular S-series smartphones - priced at INR 8,999, the device will be available for pre-order exclusively on Snapdeal from December 5, 2014. The Lenovo S580 looks to combines sleek design elements with quad-core performance, laser-etched fabric-feel rear cover and 12.7 cms wide-view HD display. The S580 is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor running on Android Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat), suitable for gaming, music and videos. The smartphone packs a 8MP rear and 2MP front cameras. The S580 has an integrated 8 GB storage expandable up to 32 GB and comes with a dual SIM capability. It also comes loaded with Lenovo Premium DOit Apps that lets one transfer data to friends, speed up device, and sync contacts seamlessly sync.
Lenovo Announces Next-Generation ThinkServer Systems for Small Business
Dec 2 14
Lenovo announced two new high-value rack servers adding to its recently announced next-generation Lenovo(R) ThinkServer(R) portfolio. The entry 1U ThinkServer RD350 and the storage-rich, 2U ThinkServer RD450 servers are perfect for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and departments seeking an excellent balance of performance, storage capacity, flexibility and reliability at an attractive price point. Highly flexible and scalable, the RD350 and RD450 ThinkServers feature redesigned and space-optimized drive trays, chassis and system boards to provide customers with additional storage density and I/O capability within standard 1U and 2U form factors. Businesses with substantial storage needs and a limited infrastructure budget will appreciate the RD450 for its 24(1) drive bays at an affordable, entry-level price point of $1,499. The RD350 supports up to 16TB of internal storage in a slim, condensed 1U form factor ideal for organizations with space limitations. Available with either 2.5- or 3.5-inch drive configuration options, both rack servers are designed to scale as a customer's businesses grows. Additionally, both the ThinkServer RD350 and RD450 servers are equipped with up to two of the latest 12-core Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2600 v3 series processors and can be configured to feature up to 512GB of DDR4 memory via 16 DIMM slots, nearly tripling the memory capacity of previous-generation servers. Combined, these features help generate almost double the bandwidth and power efficiency increase over DDR3 memory, delivering critical performance enhancements for running workloads such as scale-out data analytics, virtualized business workloads and compute-intensive applications that require faster processing. The RD350 and RD450 ThinkServer systems are equipped with standard, built-in features including ECC memory, integrated RAID, hot-swappable HDD and SSD capability, as well as hot-swappable redundant power and redundant cooling to ensure greater server availability and reliability. For added flexibility, the RD450 2.5-inch configuration also leverages Lenovo's unique ThinkServer AnyRAID adapters to provide advanced data protection and performance-enhancing features without taking up PCIe slots. Both servers are available with 80 PLUS Titanium or Platinum-rated power supplies, providing an 11% increase in performance efficiency over the Gold standard -- more cost-effectively powering the most demanding infrastructure, collaboration and line-of-business applications. With both new ThinkServer systems, clients get access to a suite of new, intuitive lifecycle tools that make management easy, including server-embedded tools for configuration and deployment, energy management and power planning. Partner packs for Microsoft and VMware -- which allow clients to manage and monitor their ThinkServer environment from VMware vCenter or Microsoft System Center Operations Manager -- are also available. Lenovo Services offer customers an enhanced level of protection required to keep their businesses up and running. Optional upgraded services are also available to help maximize uptime and productivity. The ThinkServer RD350 and RD450 will be available beginning December 02, 2014 starting at $1,249 for the RD350 and $1,499 for the RD450.
Lenovo Unveils the New Additions to Their Yoga Series and Their New Gaming Laptop, the Lenovo Y50
Dec 2 14
Lenovo announced that the company strengthened its position in the PC and PC plus market when it unveiled the new additions to their Yoga series and their new gaming laptop, the Lenovo Y50. The new Yoga Tablet 2 and the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro are laptop and tablet hybrids that can bend 360 degrees with four possible modes - Hold, Tilt, Stand and Hang. This gives both tablets unparalleled form factor that comes with a lot of mobile feature possibilities. Both tablets come with an Intel Atom processor, Dolby Audio, Wolfson Master Hi-Fi, dual front speakers, and an 8 mega-pixel rear camera. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro even has a built-in Pico projector with a resolution of up to 2560x1440 pixels. The highlight of the launch, however, was the Yoga 3 Pro - a thinner (by 17%) and slimmer version of the Yoga 2 Pro at just 12.8 mm and 1.19 kg. It also features a watchband hinge made from 800 pieces of steel and aluminum making it as flexible as a metallic watchband, with six focus points instead of two. Although the longevity of the hinge has yet to be tested, its form factor is definitely eye-catching.