Lenovo Introduces New Portfolio of Embedded Computers for the Edge with 5G Support

Date : 31-May-2021
Location: Malaysia


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Key Takeaways:

Lenovo™ announced today that its all new portfolio of embedded computers for the edge is available to Malaysian customers.

Editor's comments #1:

For the edge is referring to edge computing.

The concept of edge computing is meant to complement cloud computing, where the latter means storage and computation at the centralized servers which may result in slow responses due to network issues for mission critical applications; therefore, edge computing literally means moving computation from cloud to the edges of the network,which is at the deployment sites.

Examples of edge computing:

  • Retailers are implementing more automated checkouts and dynamic signage, real-time store traffic monitoring, inventory and fulfilling.
  • Manufacturers are further automating assembly lines with predictive maintenance alerts and utilizing smart cameras for safety and quality inspections.
  • Healthcare turns to edge computing for remote patient monitoring and medical device integration.

Embedded means compact, high performance and durable.

In short, think of an embedded computer as a mini computing server.


Building from the existing edge portfolio from Lenovo, the ThinkEdge devices – the new ThinkEdge SE30 and ThinkEdge SE50 – are small, rugged, and powerful enough to meet the demanding needs of enterprise data processing, security and scalability at the edge.

Key Features / Specs:

  • 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 vPro® processors for industrial computing.
  • Up to 16GB memory and 1TB storage.
  • Fan-less, operational temperature range of -20 to 60 Celsius.
  • Both 4G 1 and 5G 1 modules.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE30 Embedded Computer
Lenovo ThinkEdge SE30 Embedded Computer


The ThinkEdge Certified Solutions Partners include Telit, IMS Evolve, Software AG and many more.

The Lenovo ThinkEdge SE30 is available for Malaysian customers to order now and it will be shipped out by end June 2021, whilst local orders for the Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 will be shipped out immediately upon order confirmation.

Lenovo, through its OEM Solutions business, provides secure, reliable hardware and services to design purpose-built appliances and solve industry pain points.

Visit the ThinkEdge web page or contact the Lenovo Malaysia’s marketing team representative at hlim4@lenovo.com (Nicole Lim) to find out more.


Jon Pershke, vice president of Strategy and Emerging Business for Lenovo’s Intelligent Devices Group,said,the ThinkEdge portfolio are purpose-built devices designed to be networked on premise or embedded in solutions.


  • It is estimated that by 2025, 75 percent of enterprise-generated data will be processed at the edge.
  • Lenovo’s December 2020 survey of IT executives and managers found that edge computing solutions are an urgent priority and their deployment is on a fast-track. Fifty-nine percent of those surveyed stated they are “looking to implement new edge computing solutions within the next 6 months.” And 82 percent stated that “real time data collection and analysis is where edge solutions are making the most impact on their business.”

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Editor's comments #2:

Aside from enterprise deployments, edge computers make a good choice as cryptocurrency mining servers at home.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Embedded Computer
Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Embedded Computer