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The THINKCENTRE is a line of business-oriented desktop computers first produced by IBM
IBM
, later Lenovo . ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
computers typically include mid-range to high-end processors, options for discrete graphics cards, and multi-monitor support.

CONTENTS

* 1 Launch * 2 Acquisition by Lenovo * 3 Product series

* 4 Notable models

* 4.1 ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
X1 * 4.2 ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Tiny-In-One II * 4.3 Chromebox Tiny * 4.4 M83 Tiny * 4.5 S50 * 4.6 A60 * 4.7 A55 * 4.8 A58 and M58e

* 5 Environmental certifications * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links

LAUNCH

IBM
IBM
ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
repurposed as a Linux
Linux
server

The ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
line of desktop computers was introduced by IBM
IBM
in 2003. The first three models in this line were the S50, the M50, and A50p. All three desktops were equipped with Intel Pentium 4 processors. The chassis was made of steel and designed for easy component access without the use of tools. The hard disk was fixed in place by a 'caddy' without the use of screws. The caddy had rubber bumpers to reduce vibration and operational noise.

Additional updates to the desktops included greater use of ThinkVantage technologies. All desktop models were made available with ImageUltra. The three desktop models also included an 'Access IBM' button, allowing access to onboard resources, diagnostic tools, automated solutions, and links to online updates and services. Select models featured IBM's Embedded Security Subsystem, with an integrated security chip and IBM
IBM
Client Security Software.

ACQUISITION BY LENOVO

Main article: Lenovo

In 2005, after completing its acquisition of IBM's personal computing business, Lenovo announced the ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
E Series desktops, designed specifically for small businesses. The ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
E50 was made available in tower and small form factor, with a silver and black design.

In 2005, Technology Business Research (TBR) observed an increase in the customer satisfaction rate for ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
desktops. According to TBR's "Corporate IT Buying Behavior and Customer Satisfaction Study” published in the second quarter of 2005, Lenovo was the only one of four surveyed companies that displayed a substantial increase in ratings.

In May 2005, the ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
M52 and A52 desktops were announced by Lenovo. These desktops marked the first time the ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
line incorporated dual-core processors and 64-bit technology. At the time of release, Lenovo also announced plans to incorporate Intel Active Management Technology in future products.

PRODUCT SERIES

ThinkCentre Edge
ThinkCentre Edge
all-in-one (AIO) PC

The ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
desktops available from Lenovo are:

* ThinkCentre A Series
ThinkCentre A Series
(SFF and AIO) * ThinkCentre M Series
ThinkCentre M Series
(in tower, SFF, and USFF) * ThinkCentre Edge
ThinkCentre Edge
(in tower and AIO form factors)

NOTABLE MODELS

THINKCENTRE X1

The ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
X1 is a mid-range all-in-one desktop computer announced by Lenovo at the 2016 International CES. The X1 is powered by a "Skylake" Intel Core i7 processor paired with 16 gigabytes of 2,333 megahertz DDR4 RAM and a variety of storage media such as hard drives, hybrid drives, and solid state drives. The display uses 23.8-inch 1920 pixel by 1080 pixel panel with an anti-glare coating. A 1080p webcam is mounted just above the screen. Five USB 3.0 ports, DisplayPort
DisplayPort
video output, and an Ethernet port come standard. A memory card reader is optional. One variant of the X1 is a display-only device.

THINKCENTRE TINY-IN-ONE II

The ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Tiny-In-One II is Lenovo's second generation all-in-one desktop computer. The ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Tiny-In-One II is unique because its modular design allows its display and internals to be upgraded as needed. The ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Tiny-In-One II comes in versions with 22-inch and 24-inch anti-glare displays with thin bezels and optional multitouch input. Both versions use 1920 pixel by 1080 pixel display panels. Two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, one minI USB 2.0 port. and a Kensington security slot are included. Options for Microsoft Windows and Google's Chrome OS
Chrome OS
are both available.

CHROMEBOX TINY

The Chromebox Tiny is a small desktop computer with 2-gigahertz Intel i3-5005U processor, 4 gigabytes of memory, a 16-gigabyte solid state drive, integrated graphics that runs Google's Chrome OS
Chrome OS
. It was designed for education and business. Its largest side measures about 7 inches square. It is 1.4 inches thick and weighs 2.2 pounds. Computers with this form factor are called "one-litre" machines in some countries that use the metric system. The Tiny can be mounted on the back of monitors or placed on walls with a VESA mount. The Chromebox Tiny has two USB 3.0 ports on its front and two more on its rear. Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 are both supported. An external antenna is included to improve reception. A mouse and keyboard come standard.

M83 TINY

The ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
M83 Tiny is small-form-factor desktop computer released in 2014. The M83 Tiny uses an Intel Core i5 processor. It comes standard with one DisplayPort
DisplayPort
jack, and Ethernet port, five USB 3.0 ports, and a VGA port. There is a customizable port that can be configured with another DisplayPort
DisplayPort
jack, a serial port, another USB port, or an HDMI port. Wi-fi is 802.11ac. Wireless accessories are supported via Bluetooth 4.0 .

S50

ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
S50

In 2004, an ultra-small version of the S50 was announced, the smallest desktop PC introduced until that time by IBM. The ultra-small ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
S50 desktop weighed approximately the same as IBM's first notebook ( IBM
IBM
5140 PC Convertible). The ultra-small desktop was roughly the size of a New York city phonebook, or a box of cereal. The ultra-small desktop also featured a tool-free tool-less steel chassis and IBM
IBM
ThinkVantage Technologies.

A60

In August 2006, the ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
A60 desktop was announced. It was the first ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Desktop with AMD processors.

In September 2006, Lenovo announced that its ThinkPad , ThinkCentre, and ThinkVision products received high ratings from EPEAT. A total of 42 products were rated by EPEAT. The ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
desktops received an overall rating of EPEAT silver. This indicated that all criteria for environmentally safe computing had been met – including the minimum requirements and additional optional implementations. Some of the criteria met included reduced levels of cadmium, mercury, and lead, energy efficiency, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

In September 2006, Lenovo announced several desktops in the ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
line, including the M55p, M55, M55e, A55 and A53.

A55

In January 2007, the ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
A55 small-form-factor desktop was announced by Lenovo. The A55 was approximately 64% smaller than Lenovo's traditional tower desktops and 25% smaller than Lenovo's traditional small desktops. In September 2007, Lenovo announced the ultra-small-form-factor A61e.

Also in September 2007, two new M Series desktops were announced: the M57 and M57p.

A58 AND M58E

In March 2009, two small, low-cost desktops were announced by Lenovo: the ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
A58 and the ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
M58e. The A58 desktop was designed for small and medium businesses, while the M58e was designed for medium-sized and large enterprises. The desktops were made available in both tower and small form-factor versions.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATIONS

In March 2008, the ultra-small M57 and M57p desktops were announced. This was because the M57 and M57p were the first desktops from any manufacturer to receive a GREENGUARD certification. The desktops were also rated by EPEAT Gold and Energy Star 4.0, and were the first ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
desktops to feature post-consumer recycled content. The noise levels of the desktops were also low – at 4.0bels or lower.

In October 2008, the M58 and M58p desktops were announced. One of the key features of the desktop was a ThinkVantage Technology called Power Manager, allowing users to remotely control the PC's electricity use. The desktops were available in tower, SFF, and USFF.

SEE ALSO

* Aptiva
Aptiva
* IBM
IBM
PC * IBM
IBM
PC compatible ( IBM
IBM
PC clone) * List of IBM
IBM
products * PS/2 * ThinkCentre A Series
ThinkCentre A Series
* ThinkCentre M Series
ThinkCentre M Series
* ThinkCentre Edge
ThinkCentre Edge
* ThinkPad * IBM
IBM
NetVista

REFERENCES

* ^ A B " ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Desktop Features". Retrieved 20 February 2012.

* ^ A B C D E F G H I " IBM
IBM
Unveils New ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Line of Desktops Designed for Easy Maintenance and Lower Operating Costs". 21 May 2003. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ A B " Lenovo Launches First Desktop Line for Small Business". 18 October 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ A B " Lenovo Posts Largest Percentage Gain in Desktop User Satisfaction". 30 August 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ A B C " Lenovo Powers up the Desktop with New Dual-Core ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Models". 26 May 2005. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ "The new Lenovo ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
X1: You won\'t believe how slim it is". Windows Central. * ^ Andrew E. Freedman. " Lenovo Thinkpad Stack - Full Review and Benchmarks". * ^ Henry T. Casey (3 January 2016). "Lenovo\'s Modular ThinkCentre II Shrinks Bezel, Adds Speaker". Tom's Guide. * ^ Gabe Carey (3 January 2016). "These are Lenovo\'s First 2016 ThinkPads - CES 2016 - Page 4 - Digital Trends". Digital Trends. * ^ Riofrio, Melissa (27 April 2015). "Lenovo\'s $199 Chromebox Tiny is an affordable addition to its line of ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Tiny PCs". PC World. United States. Retrieved 6 May 2015. * ^ * ^ " Lenovo ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
M83 Tiny". PC Magazine. United States. Retrieved 10 March 2015. * ^ A B C D "The Incredible Shrinking IBM
IBM
Desktop". 9 June 2004. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ A B " Lenovo Introduces First ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Desktop PCs with AMD Processors". 8 August 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ A B C D E "EPA-Funded Standard Gives Lenovo Green Thumbs-Up". 18 September 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ " Lenovo Debuts Fleet of Intel Core 2 Duo ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Desktop PCs". 26 September 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ A B " Lenovo Expands Desktop Lineup to Go Small on Size, Big on Value". 29 January 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ " Lenovo Raises Energy-Efficiency Bar with Its Smallest, Quietest Desktop PC". 12 September 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ " Lenovo Empowers Enterprise Manageability Platform with New ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Desktop PCs". 18 September 2007. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ A B C " Lenovo Retools ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
Business Desktops for Smaller, Lower Cost Options". 10 March 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ A B C D " Lenovo Plants Seeds For "Greener" Computing With New ThinkCentre
ThinkCentre
PC". 5 March 2008. Retrieved 22 September 2011. * ^ A B C " Lenovo turns the lights down low with power manager on new