Lenovo enters workstation market

With new ThinkStation brand, it's the first new Think-branded product since the Chinese PC maker adopted IBM's PC business.

Lenovo is making some changes. In the space of less than a week, the Chinese PC maker has announced it is dropping the IBM logo from its Think-branded products, and now it is entering a new, if not exactly exciting, segment of the PC market: workstations.

The newest member of the family will be called the ThinkStation, and Lenovo says its debut marks the first new Think-branded product since it bought IBM's PC business two years ago.

ThinkStation
Lenovo unveils its ThinkStation workstation Tuesday at the NBA Store in New York. The NBA is considering using the workstation for digital and video content creation. Nathan Butler/NBA Entertainment/Getty Images

The first two models, the ThinkStation S10 and D10, are aimed at creative professionals and engineers, Lenovo says. The D10 will have the upcoming quad-core Xeon processor 5400 series from Intel, and the S10 will have the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor QX9650. Both come equipped with Gigabit Ethernet and are Energy Star 4.0 -compliant. Lenovo also says that an advanced cooling system will make sure the noise level of the ThinkStation isn't any louder than the average Lenovo desktop.

Available beginning in January, the S10 will start at $1,199 and the D10 at $1,739.

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