Desktops and Notebooks: HP, Lenovo, Asus Laptops, Desktops Offer Consumer Style for Business Users
Lenovo and Hewlett-Packard each introduced a mountain of new PCs in the last few weeks. Speed, thanks to new Ivy Bridge processors from Intel, was a major focus for HP, Lenovo and other PC makers, along with features like smaller footprints, smarter cooling technologies, super-quick boot-up times and enterprise-grade security solutionsall important features for business users and the IT professionals who have to keep track and maintain their company's PC fleet. However, of course, the most fun announcements are for the machines that make a person instantly wish his or her IT manager were shipping one their way (in exchange for their current phonebook-like laptop). Ezra Gottheil, an analyst with Technology Business Research, hit on this in a May 21 research note. Gottheil wrote, "For PCs, consumerization means business users (who are consumers when they are not at work) will demand PCs that share the characteristics of the PCs they buy for personal use: good design, light weight, good battery life, instant-on, good audio." Hear, hear! Below is a collection of recently introduced desktops and notebooks from the likes of HP, Lenovo, Dell and Asus most any business user would be happy to find on her deskat work or at home.
Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 91z All-in-One
Hello, gorgeous! Lenovo's 91 z AiO features a 21.5-inch, 1080p Infinity Screen, a 20-second boot-up time, a single cord and ATI discreet graphics. Users also have a choice of a number of different processors, including the Intel Core i7 Quad Core CPU. It can also be paired with a wireless, spill-proof keyboard that can slide under it for a space savings when it's not in use.