Lenovo narrows horizons with Blue Sky
The Chinese PC maker releases a smaller form factor desktop PC that it promises will suck less energy and take up less space.
are hot right now. But most of the innovation in is taking place in the and mobile-phone industries, not the stodgy enterprise desktop space.
No matter, Lenovo has announced that it will launch a tiny, 45-watt desktop computer the size of a phone book. It's called the ThinkCentre A61e, or "Blue Sky," and it will be primarily aimed at businesses and customers overseas--where they still buy desktops.
The company has bestowed the "Blue Sky" moniker to denote its green qualities. Lenovo says its power supply is 85 percent efficient, and the 45-watt AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core and Sempron processors will cut energy costs in half compared with its previous models.
It also weighs 8 pounds. The smaller form factor is meant to appeal to education, medical and financial industry customers. The price, however, will likely appeal to everyone: $399. It will be available on Lenovo.com in October.