Lenovo ThinkCentre A61e Solar Powered Desktop PC

Lenovo reinvigorated the desktop PC space today with the ThinkCentre A61e, an ultra small form factor (USFF) desktop that combines a small footprint the size of a telephone book, choices of energy efficient, 45-watt AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core and AMD Sempron single core processors. The ThinkCentre A61e desktop follows Lenovo’s recent introduction of the ThinkCentre A61 desktop in a tower form factor to equip enterprise users with leading technologies such as I/O port disablement for security and support for up to four monitors for data-intensive tasks. The Lenovo ThinkCentre A61e desktop marks Lenovo’s first product with EPEAT Gold status, the highest designation given by the tool. Codenamed “Blue Sky” for its environmental attributes the desktop uses up to 90 percent reusable/recyclable materials as well as 90 percent recyclable packaging. It also can be powered by an optional solar panel.

The Lenovo ThinkCentre A61e desktop surpasses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star 4.0 criteria with its 85 percent efficient power supply. As the first desktop in the industry to run on energy efficient AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core and AMD Sempron single core processors, it can help users save up to 50 percent in energy costs annually over previous models. The ThinkCentre A61e and A61 desktop start at approximately $399 and will be available in October.