While there are slight differentiations in the notebook computers of Dell, Gateway, Lenovo, HP, Sony and others, if you spent $2,000 on a notebook from any of these vendors I’m sure you’d be quite happy. I personally use a Gatewaynotebook but I love Lenovo ThinkPads for their strength and durability. However, the HUGE differentiating factor amongst notebook computers is the built in software the powers them.
Lenovo computers (notebooks and desktops) are powered by ThinkVantage technology which brings a range of smart technologies to help protect your investment in a huge way.
ThinkVantage technologies help make ThinkPad/ThinkCentre personal computers less dependent on IT staff or user intervention for basic tasks like deployment, backup, security (select models) and more, thereby freeing users and IT staff to focus on business success.
For example, Lenovo writes about one of their customers – E.L. Johnson Investigations, a Chicago-based provider of investigative services, estimates the company will save up to $60,000 per year in reduced support costs and user downtime by deploying ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops with ThinkVantage Technologies.
Limited by outdated technology, E.L. Johnson was experiencing decreased employee productivity and business profitability. With problems ranging from system crashes, computer freezes and virus attacks, the company’s existing IT infrastructure required external technical support at $90 per hour. By using ThinkPad and ThinkCentre PCs with ThinkVantage Technologies from Lenovo provided through online retailer CDW, the company now reports a reduction in overtime, IT service costs and increased business efficiencies.
As you look to purchase new hardware, remember a lot about notebooks and desktops is the same, but when you look under the hood, when you use it one a daily basis the intelligence that the notebook has or does not have is what will make your day productive or not productive.