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Lenovo Announces All-In-One Modular Thin Clients

Lenovo has announced new thin clients, expanding its end-to-end enterprise solutions portfolio. On display this week at VMWorld in Barcelona, the new Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny and M53 Tiny combined with the ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One will provide customers with a thin client and monitor setup in an All-in-One form factor.

“The modular Tiny-in-One provides a modular display solution that supports Lenovo’s latest ThinkCentre Tiny desktop PCs to deliver an All-in-One form factor thin client solution,” said LiJun Su, executive director, Lenovo Desktop Marketing.  “We think this design will completely change the way people buy and use thin client devices for the better.”

The recently announced ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One has a 23-in. monitor that includes all the ports needed, optional optical disk drive, customizable stand, and full HD resolution. The system’s “modular” design works with Lenovo’s latest ThinkCentre Tiny product portfolio. The Tiny M73 and M53 thin clients, which will also be available separately, are attached to the back of the monitor unit through a tool-less process allowing for easy and cost effective future upgrades without needing to replace the display.

Thin client solutions offer lower capital investments and can reduce management and maintenance costs, according to Lenovo. The company says they are configurable stateless devices with low power consumption, which can boost reliability and save costs when compared to traditional desktops. Security risks are minimized by all data residing on the network, not the thin client. The ThinkCentre M73 and M53 solution includes a remote power up option with a supported keyboard.

Lenovo’s ThinkCentre M73 and M53 thin clients offer customers a choice of a Linux-based thin client operating system (LeTOS) or Windows Embedded Standard 7.  Developed in collaboration with Devon IT, the products also feature Lenovo Terminal Manager (LTM) software.

The ThinkCentre Tiny-in-One modular display will be available during October, starting at approximately $279. The ThinkCentre M73 Tiny thin client will be available for the Tiny-in-One solution in November, starting at approximately $299. The ThinkCentre M53 Tiny thin client will be available for the Tiny-in-One solution in December, starting at approximately $249.

For more information, visit Lenovo.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.


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