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Lenovo debuted its new ThinkEdge portfolio. The company said that the ThinkEdge SE30 and ThinkEdge SE50 are designed to be used by enterprises in scalability, security, and data processing at the edge.

The device is powered by Intel and is used to process data generated by enterprises at the edge. Lenovo cites a survey it did in December last year, where it posits that edge computing will be a priority for a considerable amount of time, for IT executives, even after the pandemic.

In the survey, 59% of IT pros said that they were aiming to implement new edge computing solutions in 6 months.

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82% noted that the real-time collection of data and analysis is where edge solutions are making the most impact in the business. The ThinkEdge SE30 and SE50 want to tap into this demand. The offer they bring, is more processing power, scalability, and improved security.

Jon Pershke, the Veep of Strategy and Emerging Business at Lenovo, said that edge computing is a critical infrastructure, to drive intelligent changes in an enterprise.

The new products in the portfolio are built purposely to be embedded in or networked with on-premise solutions, so Lenovo users can have an advantage.

The specs

The ThinkEdge 30 has the following specs:

  • 11th Gen Intel Core i5 vPro processors (used in industrial computing)
  • Up to 1TB storage and 16Gigs of memory
  • Fanless, with an operational temperature of -20 to 60 degrees Celcius
  • Has both 4G 1 and 5G 1 modules

The ThinkEdge 50 specs include:

  • 11th Gen Intel Core i7 or i5 vPro processors
  • Up to 2TB storage and 32Gigs of memory
  • Fanless with an operational temperature of 0 to 50 degrees Celsius and an IP50 rating
  • 2-liter design (full industrial I/O)

These will be available in some markets sometime in mid-2021.