Lenovo to enhance Windows 7 experience

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Lenovo to enhance Windows 7 experience

Speed boot-up and shutdown times.

Lenovo is set to optimise select desktop and laptop systems for Windows 7, claiming faster boot-up times, better performance and special features to deliver a better user experience on certified models.

With the latest version of Windows due for availability on 22 October, Lenovo will differentiate its PC products with the Windows 7 Lenovo Enhanced Experience, a certification scheme to highlight optimisations on select models in its Idea and Think PC lines.

The scheme is the result of joint engineering between Lenovo and Microsoft, the company said.

"Lenovo Enhanced Experience certification means customers can be confident that our systems not only meet the specification to run Windows 7, but are optimised to enhance it," said Liu Jun, vice president of Lenovo's Idea Product Group.

The major benefit is performance tuning, with boot-up times up to 33 per cent faster and shutdown 50 per cent faster on certified PCs, compared with the same system without optimisation, according to Lenovo.

For consumers, Enhanced Experience certification stickers on select Idea brand PCs will indicate they feature Microsoft's DirectX 10 for advanced gaming and graphics hardware capable of supporting 1080p HD video.

Idea PCs also get the latest version of Lenovo's OneKey backup and recovery tool, which now features improved anti-virus and system repair functions.

Meanwhile, Lenovo's business-focused Think systems such as the ThinkPad X200 Tablet and T400s laptop come with multi-touch screen support and features designed to safeguard data and enhance productivity.

These include Access Connections, a tool that can automatically switch users between wired and wireless connections; built-in fingerprint reader for secure logins; Password Manager, a ThinkVantage tool that lets IT departments remotely manage employee hard-drive passwords; and Lenovo's Rescue and Recovery software.

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