Lenovo Thinkcenter M71e Desktop with Core i5-3rd Generation Processor is a bridge unit between the consumer world and the business world: It has some of the benefits you’ll find in consumer-grade desktop PCs, like its Intel Core i5 processor, but otherwise the Vostro is all business. It’s designed for companies without a dedicated IT department, and it’s a far better solution than simply dropping a powerful consumer PC in your office. The Dell Vostro 460 is the SMB system to buy if you need more power than our Editors’ Choice HP Compaq 4000 Pro ($549 direct, 4.5 stars), which is best suited for clerical tasks.
Sometimes buying business tech can get reduced to a simple catch-phrase: Just the basics, ma’am.When it comes to desktop PCs meant for small businesses, you need a system that can be relied upon to get the job at hand done: not much more, and definitely not much less. But while this utilitarian approach will serve most business-critical needs well enough, you don’t necessarily have to sacrifice a system’s good looks in the process.
Take, for instance, the Dell Vostro 460 mini-tower we tested. Configured properly, it can be a performance powerhouse, while its simple and elegant design helps you get your work done in style. But the details are all in the configuring.
Lenovo Group Ltd. or Lenovo PC International, often shortened to Lenovo (/lɛˈnoʊvoʊ/ leh-NOH-voh; formerly stylized as lenovo), is a Chinese multinational technology company with headquarters in Beijing, China and Morrisville, North Carolina. It designs, develops, manufactures and sells personal computers, tablet computers, smartphones, workstations, servers, electronic storage devices, IT management software, and smart televisions. Lenovo was the world’s largest personal computer vendor by unit sales from 2013 to 2015. It markets the ThinkPad line of notebook computers, IdeaPad, Yoga and Legion lines of notebook laptops, and the IdeaCentre and ThinkCentre lines of desktops. In 2018 Lenovo became the worlds largest provider for the top500 supercomputers.
Lenovo has operations in more than 60 countries and sells its products in around 160 countries. Lenovo’s principal facilities are in Beijing and Morrisville, with research centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Chengdu, Nanjing, and Wuhan in China, Yamato in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan and Morrisville in the U.S. It operates a joint venture with EMC called LenovoEMC, which sells network-attached storage solutions. It also has a joint venture with NEC, Lenovo NEC Holdings, which produces personal computers for the Japanese market.
Lenovo was founded in Beijing in November 1984 as Legend and was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1988. Lenovo acquired IBM’s personal computer business in 2005 and agreed to acquire its Intel-based server business in 2014. Lenovo entered the smartphone market in 2012 and as of 2014 was the largest vendor of smartphones in Mainland China. In 2014 Lenovo acquired the mobile phone handset maker Motorola Mobility from Google.
Lenovo is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Hang Seng China-Affiliated Corporations Index, often referred to as “Red Chips”.