Lenovo has announced what it is claiming as the world’s slimmest All-in-One (AIO) in the shape of the sleek-looking ThinkCentre Edge 91z.
The ThinkCentre 91z is the first of the a new range of Edge-branded AIOs from Lenovo, extending the Edge moniker from its laptop range. The 91z comes with a 21.5in HD Infinity LED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200, which is surrounded by a large bezel. The system will ship with an optional spill-proof keyboard with the same chiclet design seen in recent Edge notebooks. There will also be an optional wireless mouse. The standard set up of the 91z will see Sandy Bridge Core i3 S-series low-power processor accompanied by 1GB of RAM, Windows 7, a 6-in-1 card reader, six USB ports, built-in speakers and a 2 megapixel webcam.
Of course, since the ThinkCentre 91z is touted as a business model - due to the presence of Lenovo's ThinkVantage software for system recovery and security - most purchasers will be looking to upgrade the specs. Optional upgrades include Intel i7 Quad Core processors, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, 80GB mSATA SSD or 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA hard drive and optional 1 GB of ATI discrete graphics. One thing Lenovo is pushing with the 91z is that it claims to have shaved 30 percent off traditional boot time compared to non-optimised systems. It further claims that the SSD configuration could save you a further 20 seconds. There will also be an option to include a Blu-ray drive and HDMI out port for HD video goodness.
The ThinkCentre Edge 91z will begin shipping next month with prices beginning at $699 but going up rapidly for all the added extras.