Lenovo Unveils ThinkCentre Edge 62z PC for Health Care, Education
In the tight quarters of nurses' stations and patient exam rooms, clinicians need a PC that's compact. Lenovo has introduced a ThinkCentre Edge 62z desktop PC it says is a fit for these space-confined work environments. The 18.5-inch LCD will allow health providers to place more machines at nurses' stations, according to the company. The all-in-one design (AIO) is also a fit for tight school computer labs, Lenovo said. "Our customers, particularly in the health care and education markets, see the benefits of the smaller footprint AIOs in their work environments," Chris Frey, Lenovo's vice president of its North America channel business, said in a statement. "The ThinkCentre Edge 62z delivers on that request with a product designed to maximize space and minimize cost." Announced March 26, the ThinkCentre Edge 62z will be available in May. With pricing starting at $549, the system may be affordable enough for schools to offer one PC per student, according to Lenovo. The PC comes with 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. In addition, security features such as the ThinkVantage Automatic Lock Utility help keep patient data secure. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at the design of the ThinkCentre 62z and how it might meet the needs of clinicians and students.
Saving Space for Students and Nurses
Lenovo says the ThinkCentre Edge 62z's 18.5-inch LCD screen is suitable for the tight spaces of nursing stations and school computer labs. The 18.5-inch LCD could save more than 65 percent of the space a 20-inch monitor would take up, according to the company.