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In the world of computing, new mobile devices are all the rage.  And Ultrabooks are among the latest additions to this growing array of devices.  The combination of Citrix XenClient with of 3rd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor-based UltrabooksTM can enable a more flexible and nimble client computing environment.


Let’s start with Ultrabooks.  Among the sleekest PCs in the market, Ultrabooks promise to revolutionize mobile computing.  Why is that?  In additional to being ultra responsive and ultra sleek, OEMs are delivering new and innovative Ultrabook designs referred to as convertibles and detachable.  These devices combine the capabilities of a tablet with those of a PC.  They can be instantly transformed from a PC with a full keyboard and mouse, into a touch-enabled tablet.  No longer do employees have to think about which device to take with them, where their content is stored, or wonder if a presentation created on their PC will look the same on their tablet. This new class of Ultabooks is all about the user and represent the ultimate in flexible, no compromise computing. To learn more now, visit:  Ultrabook™ for Business.


But managing and securing this growing array of mobile devices can be a daunting challenge.  That’s where Citrix XenClient comes in.  XenClient extends the benefits of desktop virtualization to Ultrabooks, enhancing the management, reliability and security of these devices.  XenClient is also optimized to work with Intel vPro Technology.  As a result, it’s able to take advantage of client-based capabilities like hardware enhanced encryption acceleration, virtualization, and trusted execution, all of which can help strengthen security. XenClient also takes advantage of client based execution and graphics to optimize end user experience.  Finally XenClient compliments the mobility of Ultrabooks with support for offline mode.  Offline mode enables employees to work from anywhere and at any time, whether online or offline with full access to their desktop applications.


Transform the way you and your users think about PCs with the combined power of 3rd generation Intel Core vPro processor-based Ultrabooks and Citrix  XenClient.


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I’ve seen a few Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbons around the office lately and they’re pretty cool.  The X1 Carbon is a new Ultrabook that’s also an Intel vPro Platform.


The X1 Carbon makes an immediate first impression with its ultra cool and sleek carbon fiber exterior.  But as they say, beauty is only skin deep and that’s where the carbon comes into play.  You see, carbon fiber is pretty tough stuff.  As strong as aluminum with only one third the weight (think Formula 1 cars or the Boeing 787 Dreamliner) carbon fiber is amazingly durable which helps reduce system flex and better protect key components like the display.  Speaking of the display, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s screen is made from scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. Lenovo says the Thinkpad X1 Carbon has passed eight rugged, military spec tests.  One reviewer described the X1 Carbon as  “…a G.I. Joe strapped with Kevlar.”


The X1 Carbon is the ideal mobile office with a high tech home theatre and mobile video conferencing system all rolled into one. Its Dolby Home Theater v4 delivers clear, crisp surround sound, and it dual-microphones with audio canceling software automatically filter out background noise during conference calls.  The ThinkPad X1 Carbon’s 720p high-definition camera has face tracking software so users don’t have to worry about staying on camera.


The X1 Carbon comes packed with advanced security features like an encrypted hard drive, an integrated fingerprint reader, Lenovo remote security management and is even pre-loaded with Norton® Internet Security 2011.  Also, Because the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an Intel vPro Platform, it includes hardware enhanced authentication and is able to remotely disable access to data or disable the hardware itself, if lost or stolen.


If you’re looking for a system that both users and IT will love, the new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook should be on your list.



I had a chance to check out the Lenovo M92p Tiny a few weeks ago and it made a pretty big impression.  By way of introduction, the M92P Lenovo’s latest desktop PC.  It’s based the Intel’s 3rd Generation Core i5 vPro processor.  It has all the vPro management and security features plus Lenovo’s TVTs, or ThinkVantage Technologies.  What’s cool  is Lenovo has managed to pack all this into an amazingly small 1 liter desktop.  To give you a mental image, for those of you that golf, that’s about the size a box of a dozen golf balls.  It's small size, and energy efficiency allow for nearly silent operation.  The tiny can easily sit beside your monitor, or even mount to the back of a flat panel.




Displays are another strong point.  With its Intel integrated graphics, the Tiny is also able to support up to three independent monitors, or four monitors in what Lenovo refers to as their Quad Mosaic Mode.  Quad Mosaic essentially allows four monitors to function as one.  With this capability, a single image to be enlarged to displayed across four monitors.  The tiny comes with a regular hard drive, and SSD as well as a diskless option.  The diskless option can come in handy for those of you who are interested in taking advantage of desktop virtualization.

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