Lenovo’s annual Transform 3.0 at Accelerate is where commercial business customers and partners, industry writers, SMB device buyers and tech lovers gather to catch a glimpse at the latest commercial solutions on full display, including Lenovo’s commitment to powering intelligent workplace transformation and smarter business.
From PCs to augmented reality (AR), Internet of Things (IoT) and security solutions highlighted at this year’s event, Lenovo shows no signs of slowing down by doubling-down on its promise of delivering smarter technology for all with a wide range of brand-new innovations across categories. Start your engines and let’s get into the details.
Visualize the Business Potential of AR/VR
Created as part of Lenovo’s smarter business initiative, ThinkReality™ is a newly launched sub-brand that brings businesses a solutions-based approach comprised of both software and hardware. It is designed to help enterprise workers use AR applications to receive assistance, reduce repair times, eliminate errors, streamline complex workflows, improve training quality, collaborate and save money.
The ThinkReality platform enables users to pin, interact and collaborate with 3D digital information in the real world, improving their contextual awareness and efficiency. The platform is device and cloud agnostic, making it easy for enterprise customers to adopt and manage AR and VR software applications across multiple operating systems, cloud services, and devices, such as the new ThinkReality A6.
The first device in the ThinkReality solutions portfolio, the ThinkReality A6 is a lightweight, heads-up, hands free mobile head-worn device that can be used to deploy both simple and complex AR solutions for enterprises looking to enhance the productivity of their workforce. With a weight of 380g (0.83lbs) and a 40-degree diagonal field of view with 1080p resolution per eye, the A6 is one of the lightest fully featured AR headsets in its class. But don’t let its size fool you; Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile XR Platform in the Android™ compute box powers the ThinkReality A6 headset which features waveguide optics by Lumus® inside an Intel® Movidius™ Vision Processing Unit (VPU) – so that the hardware is small but mighty.
Smarter PCs Score Big by Going Small, Slim
Lenovo is unveiling fresh computing choices with its latest lineup of intelligent Windows 10 PCs, including the all-new ThinkCentre Nano, ThinkBook™, and the ThinkPad™ X1 Extreme Generation 2.
ThinkCentre Nano and Nano IoT
Designed to deliver powerful performance in an ultra-portable size, the ThinkCentre M90n is the most compact commercial desktop series in the world.1 Models are one-third the size of the ground-breaking ThinkCentre Tiny and bring up to 30 percent energy savings annually vs. traditional desktops. This makes them perfect for deploying in dense call centers or in environments where space is constrained.
With the smallest form factor in the market, ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano brings space-saving convenience and manageability to any vertical user because it can fit virtually anywhere – behind the monitor, under a table, or on a bookshelf, offering a clutter-free shared-desk work environment. ThinkCentre Nano can be conveniently powered by a compatible USB Type-C monitor or Type-C dock, thereby providing rich I/O possibilities to meet your every business need.
Built to be energy-efficient with an amazingly quiet fan-less design, the ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT has a broader thermal range (0-50 °C) and is designed for higher vibration and thermal environments like manufacturing. As a secure IoT Gateway, the ThinkCentre Nano IoT is designed to provide processing and security for the IoT devices you have in your environment that demand real-time responsiveness at the edge. The Nano IoT increases responsiveness and reliability by enabling the rapid relay of information between connected IoT peripherals, sensors and devices, even in harsher commercial environments. You can drive further expansion of additional legacy ports and peripherals with the expansion I/O Box to build out to your edge device needs.
ThinkBook 14s and 13s
Lenovo is launching a new sub-brand dedicated to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) called ThinkBook – starting with a new line of ultra-slim laptops that embrace the portability and ease-of-use of modern consumer-oriented devices and will no doubt help to empower tomorrow’s successful business leaders.
In this constantly online world, modern workers need a streamlined laptop they can use to collaborate from nearly any remote location, and no other group leverages smarter technology to enhance productivity quite like the smartphone-literate workers in the next generation. Backed by customer research, ThinkBook is specially designed for the SMBs buying consumer laptops for perceived design and price advantages but can no longer rationalize their lack of extended services and warranties—core needs of any sized business. ThinkBook allows growing firms to keep a competitive edge in attracting today’s young tech-savvy execs with cool looking yet cost-effective devices.
The ultra-slim ThinkBook S series, available in a 13-inch and 14-inch model, is designed for business buyers unwilling to make trade-offs in essentials such as, security, reliability, and support services, while satisfying the demand for sleek-looking devices that bring the familiar smartphone experience to PCs. Perfect for any business, the new Lenovo ThinkBook 13s and 14s combine modern style and consumer-oriented design elements, such as aluminium exteriors, with the business-grade and built-in security features that consumers expect from the Think family PCs. For more details see the ThinkBook press release here.
ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2
The ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 improves upon its predecessor with monster upgrades including up to 9th Gen Intel Core™ i9 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 GPU with Max-Q design, and up to double the storage at 4TB.
Made for advanced business users, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 is the perfect thin and light Windows 10 laptop that suits their mobile lifestyle as well as high performance computing needs. With boosted entertainment features including a brighter optional 4K OLED touch display featuring Dolby Vision® and Dolby Atmos® Speaker System, the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 is a 15-inch powerhouse laptop engineered for data intensive workloads from video and photo editing to graphics rendering, AR/VR applications and more.
To Protect the Best, You Got to Be the Best
Built to protect businesses, ThinkShield™ is a fully customizable suite of security related services, software and hardware capabilities that protect the full lifecycle of commercial devices, from development to disposal. The ThinkShield portfolio is designed to provide greater security across all Lenovo Think devices, data centers and emerging solutions.
ThinkShield takes a holistic approach to security that focuses on customer’s four biggest pain points in protecting their data, identity, online and devices. Launched last year, ThinkShield is adding seven new offerings to its robust security portfolio, such as Lenovo Self Healing BIOS that ‘self-heals’ and reverts back to its last known good backup copy in the event a BIOS is corrupt or maliciously attacked, or ThinkShield Secure Wipe that allows users to completely delete sensitive data on their devices without the need for external tools or removing the drive. For more details see here.
Pricing and Availability:
ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 starts at $1,499.99 and is expected to be available starting July 2019.
ThinkBook 13s will be available in late May 2019, with an expected starting price of $729. ThinkBook 14s will be available in late May 2019, with an expected starting price of $749.
ThinkCentre M90n Nano expected to ship August 2019, with an expected list price $639. ThinkCentre M90n Nano IoT expected to ship August 2019, with an expected list price of $539.