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Even with all the talk of new server, service, and mobile device offerings, Lenovo used its Accelerate Partner Summit this year to drive home the importance of its PC-centric roots.
"The heart of those products is still PCs," Kinlaw said of the new Lenovo offerings in the pipeline for 2012. "It kind of goes along with our advertising campaign -- it’s the things that make them 'do.'"
Perhaps ironically, one of the biggest show-stealers in Lenovo’s product showcase this week was a PC. Even more surprising, it wasn’t its upcoming "Yoga" convertible tablet or even the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon enterprise Ultrabook. It was a desktop.
The new "Tiny" ThinkCentre M92p desktop, which Lenovo unveiled earlier this month, was one of the most buzzed about on-site products in Vegas this week. The "Tiny" redefines the desktop PC by touting a form factor that's the width of a golf ball while still packing the processing punch of Intel’s third-generation Ivy Bridge processors.
It was, by far, one of the most popular products in the showcase, said Bill Dominici, North America product manager for Lenovo monitors and all-in-one desktops.
"It’s been great because, historically, it’s been 'Okay, that’s kind of cool,'" Dominici said, describing the usual lukewarm reaction partners and customers have to desktops. "But then, when introducing something like this, that turns everyone’s perspective of desktops."
Gary Mitchell, a Lenovo partner and solution provider from the British Columbia-based Main Computers, said that the new "Tiny" will be a big win for many of his SMB clients that work with limited office space.“
"It’s just a remarkable size. There’s nothing else on the market I’ve seen like this, and it will change people’s expectations," Mitchell said, referencing a smaller client that works within the confines of a six-foot office. "This will change what we can do."
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