The ThinkCentre is a line of business-oriented desktop computers first produced by IBM, later Lenovo. ThinkCentre computers typically include mid-range to high-end processors, options for discrete graphics cards, and multi-monitor support.[1][1]

The ThinkCentre line of desktop computers was introduced by IBM in 2003. The first three models in this line were the S50, the M50, and A50p.[2] All three desktops were equipped with Intel Pentium 4 processors.[2] The chassis was made of steel and designed for easy component access without the use of tools.[2] The hard disk was fixed in place by a 'caddy' without the use of screws.[2] The caddy had rubber bumpers to reduce vibration and operational noise.[2]

Additional updates to the desktops included greater use of ThinkVantage technologies.[2] All desktop models were made available with ImageUltra.[2] The three desktop models also included an 'Access IBM' button, allowing access to onboard resources, diagnostic tools, automated solutions, and links to online updates and services.[2] Select models featured IBM's Embedded Security Subsystem, with an integrated security chip and IBM Client Security Software.[2]

In 2005, after completing its acquisition of IBM's personal computing business, Lenovo announced the ThinkCentre E Series desktops, designed specifically for small businesses.[3] The ThinkCentre E50 was made available in tower and small form factor, with a silver and black design.[3]

In 2005, Technology Business Research (TBR) observed an increase in the customer satisfaction rate for ThinkCentre desktops.[4] According to TBR's "Corporate IT Buying Behavior and Customer Satisfaction Study” published in the second quarter of 2005, Lenovo was the only one of four surveyed companies that displayed a substantial increase in ratings.[4]

In May 2005, the ThinkCentre M52 and A52 desktops were announced by Lenovo.[5] These desktops marked the first time the ThinkCentre line incorporated dual-core processors and 64-bit technology.[5] At the time of release, Lenovo also announced plans to incorporate Intel Active Management Technology in future products.[5]

The ThinkCentre desktops available from Lenovo are:

The ThinkCentre X1 is a mid-range all-in-one desktop computer announced by Lenovo at the 2016 International CES. The X1 is powered by a "Skylake" Intel Core i7 processor paired with 16 gigabytes of 2,333 megahertz DDR4 RAM and a variety of storage media such as hard drives, hybrid drives, and solid state drives. The display uses 23.8-inch 1920 pixel by 1080 pixel panel with an anti-glare coating. A 1080p webcam is mounted just above the screen. Five USB 3.0 ports, DisplayPort video output, and an Ethernet port come standard. A memory card reader is optional.[6] One variant of the X1 is a display-only device.[7]

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