May 30, 2024

Driving innovation and sustainable thinking in the AI PC era

Taryn Trass
National Practice Manager - Lenovo

We live in the age of artificial intelligence (AI). It’s everywhere we look, and we are starting to utilise it in everything we do – it’s transforming how we use technology. From crafting the perfectly worded email, to redecorating your home, AI opens the door to new possibilities.

Along with AI, we’re more self-aware of our own personal impacts on environmental sustainability. We’re conscious of what we’re using, and mindful of making more environmentally friendly decisions to build a better future.

We’re proud to share a commitment to sustainability with world-leading technology partner, Lenovo. Data#3 and Lenovo are consistently striving to improve their impact on the circular economy, with commitments to continual progress in reducing emissions while also assisting customers with their own sustainability goals. It is a key priority that through technology, Data#3, Lenovo and our customers are able make sustainable choices to reduce, reuse and recycle.

The Lenovo commitment to “design, use, return and re-use” is supported by innovative supply chains, services and responsible product designs and materials. Our partnership makes it easy for organisations to take advantage of the opportunities for innovation in technology, without compromising on their sustainability goals.

While the era of AI is new to many, it isn’t to Lenovo, which has been investing in the research and development of AI for their devices since 2017.

Sustainable now. Sustainable always.

Recognising the distinct needs of users in different settings, Lenovo acknowledges the divergence between home and professional usage. Lenovo has introduced a fresh lineup of commercial laptops, prioritising advancements aimed at enhancing the end-user experience to better support technological innovations such as AI.

Enter the all-new ThinkPad range, utilising innovative technology with AI features to enhance productivity, creativity and efficiency. Lenovo laptops are ready for the future of business computing. With three compute engines: CPU (Central Processing Unit), GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), and NPU (Neural Processing Unit), that can handle AI PC tasks efficiently and smartly. The NPU has been purpose built to specifically handle AI tasks to transform devices into next-generation technology.

Lenovo’s commitment to innovation and sustainability is further showcased in the new range of ThinkPad laptops with features such as enhanced repairability, more recycled materials, efficient power management, and powerful processing capabilities with built-in security and manageability.

Lenovo takes it a step further, not only are the devices sustainable, but all plastics have now been phased out of product packaging.

You may not be able to hang the new range of ThinkPads in your fridge like the Yoga Tablet Pro 2 – thanks Asthon Kutcher for the idea we never knew we needed – they still maintain the same high quality and efficiency you’ve come to expect from Lenovo, only with an increased focus on sustainability so you can make an environmentally friendly decision about your technology.

Meet the new faces in sustainability

Lenovo’s ThinkPad range incorporates AI features to enhance productivity, creativity, and efficiency and is part of the next wave of AI-enabled business computing. These laptops are powered by Intel Core Ultra processors and run Windows 11, meaning they have the capability to support regular usage of AI-powered tools such as Microsoft Copilot for M365.

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12

Embodying the pinnacle of portable productivity, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 features the latest Intel Core processes paired with up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM and PCIe NVMe SSD storage updates (up to 2TB). With a 14-inch-high resolution display and touchscreen capabilities, you’ll be able to seamlessly multitask and remain connected on the go. Complemented by the legendary ThinkPad keyboard, Dolby Atmos speakers, and all-day battery life, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 is the epitome of performance, reliability, and portability for modern professionals.

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 12 has a carbon chassis that is recycled from post-industrial remnants, meaning your device is made from up to 90% recycled magnesium.

ThinkPad X1 2-in-1 Gen 9

Looking for a device that excels in performance and versatility but also with a high focus on sustainability? Look no further than the ThinkPad X1 2-in-1 Gen 9. The top cover uses 75% aluminium, while the base cover blends 55% aluminium with 45% aluminium – that’s a lot of recycled materials just in the casing!

Lenovo has made the same considerations with accessories for the ThinkPad X1 2-in-1 Gen 9, where even accessories such as power adaptors and keycaps rely on post-consumer content (PCC). Even the keyboard frame relies on 90% recycled magnesium for the wireless wide area network (WWAN) models.

This eco-friendly design doesn’t compromise on performance, with the device boasting powerful Intel Core processors, up to 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics, making it a versatile and sustainable choice for modern professionals.

ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2

Powered by cutting-edge Intel Core processors and offering up to 32GB of DDR5 RAM and PCIe NVMe SSD storage options up to 2TB, the ThinkPad Z13 Gen 2 ensures seamless multitasking and responsiveness for users. With a 13.3-inch display, available in high resolution with HDR support, you’ll experience stunning visuals, perfect for work or entertainment.

Sustainability is deeply integrated into its design, featuring recycled materials in the chassis and packaging, reducing environmental impact. You also have the choice of a device made with recycled aluminium or biobased flax fibre with bronze aluminium – so you can find what is best aligned with your environmental goals.

Are you ready to embrace sustainability with a Lenovo ThinkPad?

Data#3 is a long-standing, trusted Lenovo partner. At the highest partnership tier, our Platinum status allows us to unlock access to the highest levels of services and benefits to pass on to your organisation.

Data#3’s Device as a Service (DaaS) offers managed lifecycle services for end-user devices, providing predictable monthly costs, consolidated management, and improved device performance, reducing IT workload and unburdening capital expenses. Making it the perfect way to get your organisation started with a Lenovo ThinkPad.

Contact a Data#3 Lenovo specialist today to discuss how we can help you leverage the ThinkPad range not only as a powerful tool for productivity but also as a responsible choice for a greener future.

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