Lenovo has introduced its first company-branded dual-core notebook computer designed especially for SMBs.
The company says its 3000 N100 machine simplifies owning and operating a PC by automating many routine security and maintenance tasks through what it calls a unique suite of productivity tools.
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It says its Lenovo Care tools alleviate the need for a dedicated IT helpdesk by offering a central location for essential PC tasks. These include a one-button system recovery, automatic software updates, and connectivity for wired or wireless set-up for home, office and leisure connections.
Weighing 5.6lb, the N100 comes in 14.1in and 15.4in widescreen models for added viewing of data space in spreadsheet applications or watching DVDs.
"We designed the Lenovo 3000 N100 with mobile [SMBs] in mind, understanding their need for a powerful, yet easy to use notebook," says Marc Godin, vice-president of worldwide marketing at Lenovo's notebook business unit.
"With the N100, we wanted to create a notebook that helps make our customers work more efficiently and effectively."
The N100 is available with an Intel Core Duo or Solo processor that runs multiple programs simultaneously, such as business applications while conducting virus scans in the background. The N100 also offers connectivity features such as integrated 802.11a/b/g wireless Lan and 10/100 Ethernet on all models, and Bluetooth on select models.
The Lenovo N100 will be available from the beginning of April 2006.