Lenovo has announced the ThinkCentre A61e ultra small form factor desktop. As the company’s smallest, quietest and most energy-efficient desktop yet, it has a footprint the size of an average telephone book, whisper quiet performance and choices of energy-efficient, 45-watt AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core and AMD Sempron single core processors.
The company is introducing the new desktop PC with a starting price of NZS950 (excl GST).
The ThinkCentre A61e desktop marks Lenovo’s first product with EPEAT Gold status, the highest designation a product can achieve in the ranking. Operated by the Green Electronics Council, EPEAT ranks products on a variety of environmental attributes from energy efficiency to materials use to recyclability. Many organisations use this tool to help make purchasing decisions. Recognised for its environmental attributes, the ThinkCentre A61e desktop uses up to 90 percent reusable/recyclable materials as well as 90 percent recyclable packaging. It also can be powered by an optional solar panel.
The desktop surpasses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star 4.0 criteria with its 85 percent efficient power supply.
As the first desktop in the industry to run on energy-efficient AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core and AMD Sempron single core processors, it can help users save up to 50 percent in energy costs annually over previous models.
Taking up 25 percent less space than previous models and weighing just 3.6kgs, the ThinkCentre A61e ultra small form factor desktop fits the shrinking real estate in today’s work environment, making it an especially good fit for customers in education, medical and financial sectors. Not only smaller in size, the PC’s typical single, low-speed fan keeps it running cool for ultimate reliability and keeping it consistently quiet whether in idle mode or stretched to the maximum for peak performance.
The ThinkCentre A61e desktop follows Lenovo’s recent introduction of the ThinkCentre A61 desktop in tower form factor to equip enterprise users with leading technologies such as I/O port disablement for security, support for up to four monitors for data-intensive tasks and high energy efficiency by meeting the EPA Energy Star 4.0 criteria.