Lenovo Puts Power and Performance at Center Court with New ThinkStation Brand

Lenovo’s powerful
new entry into the workstation PC market is the ThinkStation brand. Unveiled in
cooperation with the NBA at the NBA Store, the ThinkStation S10 and D10
workstations are designed to offer Lenovo’s highest performance and reliability
for professionals in the most demanding data and graphics-intensive
environments, such as computer-aided design/engineering, digital content
creation, oil and gas exploration and electronic design automation.

The
workstations are based on the upcoming Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor 5400
series and Intel Core2 Extreme processors, the first processors based on new
45-nanometer technology that nearly doubles the density of transistors on the
chips for new levels of energy-efficient performance.

Two
organizations highly dependent upon using the latest technologies, the AT&T
Williams Formula One team and the NBA, are evaluating the workstations for
possible integration into their operations.

“Since
October 2006, we’ve depended on Lenovo technology to run NBA operations on and
off the court, including the real time collection and transmission of NBA
statistics at arenas across the country,” said Steve Hellmuth, executive
vice president, Operations and Technology, NBA. “Lenovo technology has
worked flawlessly, exceeding our expectations in delivering the quality and
performance our business demands. This workstation performs at a professional
level and we look forward to exploring how ThinkStation can further enhance the
game.”

Workstation
Designed for Maximum Performance and Usability

The dual processor ThinkStation D10 workstation will offer the Quad-Core Intel
Xeon processor 5400 series, while the single processor ThinkStation S10
workstation will offer the latest Intel Core 2 processors including the Intel
Core2 Extreme processor QX9650 along with the latest graphics solutions from
NVIDIA. They also come equipped with dual Gigabit Ethernet and multiple slots,
bays and USB ports for expandability.

“For
professional users of graphically and computationally-intensive applications
who require a level of performance unattainable with a standard desktop PC,
ThinkStation is Lenovo’s best engineering at work,” said Tom Tobul,
executive director, Emerging Products Marketing, Lenovo. “In addition to
offering Lenovo’s highest performance and quality with leading-edge acoustics,
the workstations also have an environmentally-responsible, user-centric design
that further drives productivity.”

Lenovo is
collaborating with leading independent software vendors to obtain the
certifications that ensure seamless hardware and software interaction. Lenovo
will offer a variety of storage, graphics adapters, memory and rail kits for
the workstations.

“Both
Lenovo and Intel understand the challenges customers face, particularly the
increased performance to handle evermore complex computational problems and
visualization applications,” said Pat Gelsinger, senior vice president and
general manager, Digital Enterprise Group, Intel. “Lenovo and Intel
combined their engineering expertise, Intel’s groundbreaking processor
technology and Lenovo’s understanding of the client experience. The results are
systems with greater efficiency, speed, memory and throughput to meet
customers’ needs.”

Beyond the
high-performance focus, Lenovo designed the workstations with the environment
in mind by offering models complying with the Environmental Protection Agency’s
Energy Star 4.0 requirements to help users manage energy usage and costs. The
workstations feature 80 percent efficient power supplies. Additionally, they
contain more than 50 percent recycled plastics content.

The
workstations also incorporate usability along with their cutting-edge
performance. Lenovo’s user-centric design includes a removable top handle for
moving the workstation easily in a variety of work environments as well as a
side cover latch for easy access to the system. The workstations also include
illuminated front I/O ports to help users work in multiple system and low light
conditions. For a cool and quiet experience, Lenovo’s unique thermal design
provides workstation performance with the acoustics of a standard Lenovo
desktop PC.

To help
increase user productivity and reduce system downtime, the workstations come
equipped with a range of ThinkVantage Technologies including Rescue and
Recovery, Client Security System and Image Ultra Builder. These unique productivity
tools help reduce the total cost of system ownership.

Pricing
and Availability

The ThinkStation workstations will be available starting in January through
Business Partners and www.lenovo.com. The ThinkStation S10 workstation will
start at approximately $1,199, and the ThinkStation D10 workstation will start
at approximately $1,739.