Lenovo has unveiled two new ThinkCentre desktops, namely the M70e and the A70, with the latter being a slimmer and more affordable model. Pricing for the M70e starts at $599, while the A70 starts at $379. On paper, the specifications are nothing to shout home about with the M70e being the higher end among the two, since it will carry a Core 2 Quad processor that the A70 can’t. After all, it has more than enough processing firepower to handle regular business needs such as word processing and number crunching on a spreadsheet without having to resort to the newer Core i3, i5 and i7 processors. The systems themselves are also 14mm narrower than previous chassis designs, running up to 10% cooler courtesy of its redesigned cooling systems. Maximum storage for the A70 stands at 500GB, while the M70e is able to hold up to 1TB of data. For more information on other shared specifications, they’re available after the jump.
- Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad (M70e only), Pentium, and Celeron CPUs
- NVIDIA GeForce FX380 or Intel GMA X4500 graphics options
- Up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM
- 500GB (A70) or 1TB hard drive (M70e)
- Gigabit Ethernet
- DVD burner