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Lenovo Yoga 3 10 Tablet

Lenovo Yoga 3 10
Impressive 10.1" Video Tablet.
Priced at $199.00.
Android 5.1
Up To 18 Hours Battery Life
Rotatable Camera
Can Add MicroSD For More Storage
Protect the Yoga with a full case.

Full Specs Below:

 The Lenovo Yoga 3 10 is versatile  You can hold it, tilt it, stand it or hang it.
With two front facing Dolby Atmos audio speakers, you'll hear and feel every beat.
The 10" HD display is clear and large enough for any viewing activity.
The 8400 mAh battery provides up to 18 hours of usage. It has a USB 'On the Go' powerbank that lets you charge other devices from the tablet.
Good use for students, or anyone needing portable power and usability.

Visit Lenovo to see more and experience what this Yoga 3 10 has to offer.

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Lenovo launching a new generation of its ThinkPad P Series.

Lenovo has added to it's reliable and rugged P-Series Thinkpad lineup with the addition of the P53s.

Basic Specs:

ThinkPad P53s
8th Gen. Intel Core i7-8565U
NVIDIA Quadro P520 2GB
15" FHD(1920x1080) IPS 4K
512GB or 1TB or 2TB SSD Storage
Windows 10,  Ubuntu Linux, Redhat Linux
Starting at $1459.00

The P-Series Thinkpad has always been my choice of laptop.  Again Lenovo has delivered with a powerful processor, fast graphics and the latest technology in the P53s.  The battery life is reportedly up to 14 hours.  It comes installed with Windows 10 or Ubuntu Linux.

Here's the full spec sheet:

-also available here

Find all the models on the Lenovo site.

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V7000 Storwize Upgrade For Lenovo

A while ago I posted about IBM V7000 Storwize Upgrade Procedure.  This post will be about the V7000 Storwize For Lenovo.   Take note that Lenovo and IBM have an agreement that allows Lenovo to sell IBM Strowize systems.   These systems branded by Lenovo are identical in hardware to their IBM counterparts but, the Storwize by Lenovo systems have different machine types and run modified machine code.   You cannot mix the two different branded systems in one Storwize system.
Things to know:

 Lenovo offers their own warranty and service for their Storwize systems.
You can purchase Storwize and get three years of Software Subscription and Support all from Lenovo.

The firmware update process from Lenovo: During the automatic update process, each node in a system is updated one at a time, and the new code is staged on the nodes. While each node restarts, there might be some degradation in the maximum I/O rate that can be sustained by the system. After all the nodes in the system are …

New Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers

Lenovo announced a refresh of their ThinkSystem servers built around the second generation Intel Xeon processors(Xeon SP Gen 2).  The ThinkSystem rack servers range from SR5xx, SR6xx, SR8xx and SR9xx.   ThinkSystem Density optimized systems are SDxxx and Compute nodes for Flex are SNxxx, and finally Tower servers STxxx.
Read the press release here:

  Also of note is the use of new Persistent Memory in these servers which when paired with SSD's improves latency and overall improved performance. Read about this innovative technology here:

Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory represents a new class of memory and storage technology explicitly architected for data center usage. It offers three main benefits:
Significantly lower latency than fetching data from system storageHigh capacitiesAffordable cost
Did you know? …

Lenovo Chromebook C330 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop

Chromebooks might not be for everyone, but don't discount them just yet.  Small, lightweight and powerful, the Lenovo Chromebook C330 is a budget friendly option for many users at a price point of under $250.00

Display:  11.6 inch HD (1366 x 768) IPS - touchscreen
Processor:  MediaTek MT8173C
Memory:  4GB LPDDR3
Storage:  64GB eMMC
Chrome OS operating system
Ports:  USB-C, USB-A, and HDMI ports as well as an SD card for extended storage.
360 degree convertible laptop that is less than one inch thin and 2.6 lbs. 
Its 45 Watt battery manages just over 11 hours on typical use.

The Lenovo Chromebook C330 brings the best Chromebook has to offer—in tent, tablet, laptop, or stand mode. This sleek, stylish, and secure 360˚ 2-in-1 laptop is available in Blizzard White. This Chromebook also features powerful 2x2 AC Wi-Fi with Bluetooth® 4.1, allowing you to connect up to two Bluetooth devices at the same time, with a 720p webcam and two 2 watt speaker systems for crystal-clear video cal…

How to Look Up and Purchase Accessories, Upgrades, and FRU/CRU Replacement Parts For Lenovo

An updated and more detailed post can be found HERE.
It provides more information and breakouts to get you
the parts and accessories you need.

Follow the link below to determine if your machine is in warranty and when your warranty expires.

If your machine is still under warranty you can contact support for replacement parts.

If your machine is not longer under warranty you can locate the CRU for the part needing replacement. A CRU is a service part that can be removed and replaced by the customer.

Lenovo® has parts removal and replacement videos, to learn more, click:

Parts Removal and Replacement Videos

Laptop Repair Primer (free guide)

Knowing something about laptop repair can really be essential. When you own a laptop, and have used it for some time, it is always possible that something may go wrong with the device. As with any mechanical device, the chance of a failure occurring increases with the amount of time you use the device. In the case of a laptop the fault may not always even be mechanical. The software installed on your laptop could become corrupted, or your system could become infected with a virus.

Here are some questions I hear all the time:
  How do you fix a computer?
  How do you fix a crashed computer?
  How can I recover my crashed laptop?

  In this age of modular computers, laptop repair is easy-at least if you know exactly what you’re doing. Many of the components of a laptop, including even the motherboard and RAM, and even the hard drive, are completely modular and can simply be detached and lifted out of the laptop. This makes laptop repair a very simple job, just so long as you make sure…

Lenovo Diagnostics Tools (complete set)

Lenovo® diagnostics contains a suite of quick and extended tests that include memory, storage (SSD, SATA and SAS), optical, wireless, mother board, CPU, video and RAID. The diagnostics are available as a bootable, or a downloadable package that can be run under Windows or Linux operating systems.

How do I run diagnostics on my Lenovo?
Depending on if your Lenovo can boot into the OS or not will dictate which diagnostics to run.
If you cannot boot into Windows, you will need to download a bootable image that can be loaded onto a cd/dvd or USB drive.

If you can boot into Windows, you can run diagnostics from downloadable tools or install a program that runs from the OS.

Either way, the diagnostics tools will scan and inspect the components of the machine and provide a report with pass/fail status.
With the results of the tests known, you can proceed to fix/repair the issues.  Check the warranty status of the machine if replacement parts are needed.
Below you will find the tools you …