Lenovo has added a new budget workstation PC
to its ThinkStation lineup. Donning the same goofy handle as its elder brethren, the ThinkStation E20
starts at $599 and offers a selection of Intel Pentium, Core i3, Core i5 or Xeon 3400-series processors, up to 16GB of DDR3 1333MHz RAM spread across four DIMM slots, and Intel Core HD integrated or Nvidia Quadro discrete graphics (up to the FX1800).
There's also a choice of
7,200 RPM, 10,000 RPM, or MLC SSD storage with RAID 0 or 1 configurations, and known connectivity includes gigabit Ethernet, eight USB 2.0 ports with optional eSATA and FireWire, and audio in/out. Operating system options include Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP, or Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Lenovo took a moment to mention the environmental bonus of buying the E20, which uses over 50% post-consumer plastics, has earned various Green certifications, and uses an 80 Plus Bronze PSU. The company plans to ship the E20 later this month, but the system doesn't seem to be available for purchase just yet.