Lenovo announced the ThinkCentre M81 desktop PC, available in tower and small form factor, comes equipped with choices of 2nd generation Intel Core processors, storage up to 160 GB SSD and choices of Intel HD graphics or ATI discrete Radeon graphics. It also comes with SATA III and USB 3.0. For more screen real estate and extra productivity, users can drive four independent displays by adding a discrete graphics card.
The ThinkCentre M81 desktop starts up 30 percent faster and includes Lenovo's Enhanced Experience (EE) 2.0 for Windows 7 program. EE 2.0 features 20 second on average faster boot up than a typical Windows 7 computer thanks to Lenovo's RapidBoot technology which uses a range of proprietary optimization techniques.
The ThinkCentre M81 desktop can take advantage of Intel Turbo Boost technology to overclock on performance-laden tasks. Only Lenovo machines can stay in Turbo Boost+ mode longer for greater performance due to specific proprietary thermal engineering enhancements.
The ThinkCentre M81 is loaded with extra features for a productive computing experience. It comes with a DVD burner/player and address office place security by including port disablement and Lenovo's Hardware Password Manager to manage encrypted hard drives.
The ThinkCentre M81 desktop saves 56 percent more energy than previous models, features Energy Star 5.0 models and includes the new Power Manager utility for managing energy settings on desktop fleets. It also uses 42 percent recycled materials in its construction.
Pricing and Availability
The Lenovo ThinkCentre M81 desktop PC will be available in late April starting at $599.