updated 09:30 am EST, Mon January 29, 2007
Lenovo A55 Small Form PC
Lenovo today added a fourth model to its A-series ThinkCenter desktops, timed just as Microsoft's Windows Vista makes its official debut. The A55 Small Form Factor PC is only as large as a briefcase and is nearly 64 percent smaller than its tower counterpart, Lenovo said. The desktop also sees added performance and is the first of the A-series to have the choice of more than the 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo found in the current tower, though the company did not mention specific models. The A55 should be ready in early February with a base configuration shipping for $579.
Also announced was an upgrade to Windows Vista for much of the company's ThinkPad and ThinkCenter lines, which will all receive the new OS upgrade as of tomorrow while maintaining their current components and shapes.