Friday, July 29, 2011

Lenovo launches M60e desktop PCs

BANGALORE, INDIA: Lenovo India, a frontrunner in product innovation, has introduced the Lenovo ThinkCentre M60e – one of India’s first Desktops with the Rupee symbol on its keyboard which is Microsoft compatible.

Lenovo will incorporate the rupee symbol in all its products in the next few months. This initiative is in line with the Government of India’s regulations for PC manufacturers to make the new Rupee Symbol a standard introduction in all PCs sold in India.

To make this feasible Lenovo’s technical teams from India and US worked closely with Microsoft in designing a user friendly software solution for enabling the new Rupee symbol as stipulated in the BIS (Bureau of Industry Standards) guidelines.

Incorporating the rupee symbol on keyboards is sure to enhance the ease with which PC users utilize various Microsoft software applications – such as spreadsheets, word documents etc; as a result, this will greatly impact the day-to-day business of Indians.

Rahul Agarwal, executive director - Commercial Business, said: “The Rupee symbol highlights India’s critical role in the global business landscape. Lenovo is proud to be one of the first PC players in India to launch Microsoft software compatible rupee ready keyboards. We are in the process of transitioning the entire product range to be rupee ready in the next few months.”

The incorporation of the new Rupee symbol on keyboards will facilitate a wide usage of the symbol and help the Indian Rupee join the elite club of globally accepted currencies like USD, Euro, Yen, etc.

Pradeep Parappil, lead product manager, Windows, Microsoft India, said: “The rupee symbol lends a distinctive character to the currency and reinforces India’s growing role as a global economic power. We are delighted to have partnered with Lenovo to create one of the first PCs in India with the Rupee symbol!”

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M60e is the latest ‘Think’ Desktop by Lenovo. Carrying forward the ‘Think’ legacy, this ThinkCentre ensures smooth enterprise rollouts. Its ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery backs up the data at all times and helps recover it in times of crises. Equipped with the Lenovo’s exclusive Windows 7 Lenovo Enhanced Experience system, it delivers a faster startup and shutdown.

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