Lenovo has unveiled the first Lenovo-branded PCs to be offered worldwide, the Lenovo 3000 product family. The Lenovo 3000 product line features several new desktop and notebook models with the latest processor technologies in a new silver chassis.
"The new Lenovo 3000 product family embodies a distinct entrepreneurial persona by combining the most successful components of enterprise level, ThinkPad-inspired technologies with the latest Lenovo innovations to create PCs users can depend on," said Deepak Advani, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Lenovo. "Lenovo will offer the new PCs as the smart choice for today's most savvy entrepreneurs, priced to fit the budgets and computing needs of even the smallest firms."
The Lenovo 3000 PCs feature a suite of easy-to-use Lenovo Care productivity tools that help make owning and operating a PC a worry-free experience for small business and individual users. With Lenovo Care tools, PC maintenance and service guesswork is replaced by automatic tools to help make PCs more self-reliant.
The new line includes the Lenovo C Series of notebook and the Lenovo J Series of desktops, complementing the company's ThinkPad and ThinkCentre brands, acquired from IBM.
Weighing in at 6.2 pounds, the new C100 offers complete connectivity features on select models, such as integrated 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN, Bluetooth (select models) and 10/100 ethernet and modem, and multimedia capabilities, such as stereo speakers with an integrated microphone for playing and recording audio and an integrated combo or DVD recordable drive. At 1.3-inches thin, the C100 also incorporates a 3-in-1 multi-card reader for downloading digital pictures, four USB ports and firewire and S-Video slots.
The C Series includes an Intel 915 GM Chipset with choice of either Pentium M or Celeron M processors. Select models also feature Intel Centrino mobile technology. Mobile users will benefit from an 8-cell lithium ion battery offering up to five hours of battery life and Lenovo's industry-leading keyboard.
The Lenovo J100 and J105 desktop PCs are designed for small business customers and consumers who want an easy-to-use PC. The J Series desktops feature a color-contrasting front bezel, custom designed side-access air ventilation and several optional accessories, such as the ThinkVision USB SoundBar and ThinkPlus Preferred Pro USB Fingerprint Keyboard.
In addition Lenovo is offering customers a choice of Intel or AMD configurations. The Lenovo J100 features a SiS 661 Chipset with choice of either Pentium 4 or Celeron D processors. The Lenovo J105 features an AMD Socket 754 board with either AMD Sempron or Athlon processors. Both the Lenovo J100 and J105 are equipped with serial ATA drive support, 6 USB 2.0 ports and front side audio.
The Lenovo J Series desktops come in a variety of pre-configured models. All Lenovo 3000 PCs feature a standard one-year limited warranty and come with award-winning service and support available from IBM.
The Lenovo J Series and C Series will be available starting on 23 February 2006. USA prices for the J105 and J100 start at US$349.00 and US$499.00, respectively. Prices for the C100 start at US$599.00.