Lenovo ThinkPad Edge

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Laptops & Desktops, Lenovo | Comments Off

The ThinkPad Edge 13″ is the latest addition to the ThinkPad family. It offers a range of stylish small-business notebooks that provide the perfect blend of business and consumer features. The smooth finish enhances the style statement of the ThinkPad Edge’s elegant industrial design.

With a strong focus on ease of use, ThinkPad Edge 13″ introduces a new “island” style keyboard layout and keycap design that reflect contemporary-usage patterns. The notebook’s UltraNav™ combination of TrackPoint® and multi-gesture touchpad provide you with a choice of navigation methods that increase its usability. A new low-light sensitive webcam offers excellent video performance, even under dim lighting conditions.

Small business owners and their employees expect reliable performance from their notebooks. ThinkPad Edge 13″ offers reliable performance with excellent processor options from AMD and Intel®, multiple wireless connectivity options and excellent battery life. Features such as Active Protection System and the spill-resistant keyboard ensure that ThinkPad Edge 13″ meets the rigorous demands of everyday usage scenarios.

The ThinkPad Edge 13″ continues the ThinkPad’s commitment to environmental responsibility and complies with EPEAT® Gold, ENERGY STAR® 5.0 and RoHS environmental standards. ThinkPad Edge 13″ exceeds industry requirements by using 100% recycled, recyclable packaging and non-toxic inks.

A comprehensive computing solution with a new design, ease-of-use multiple-connectivity options and green attributes make ThinkPad Edge 13″ the right choice for small businesses.

Network Switches

Posted by on Oct 14, 2015 in Networking | Comments Off

There are two main categories of network switches, modular and fixed.  Modular switches allow you to add expansion modules, fixed configuration switches have a fixed number of ports that are not expandable.  This article will focus on explaining the different types of fixed configuration switches – managed, unmanaged, smart and PoE.

Managed Switches

Managed switches provide a comprehensive set of features including high levels of security, better application experience, and more precise control over the network.  These switches are usually deployed as aggregation/access switches in large networks or as core switches in smaller networks.

Unmanaged Switches

This category is the most cost-effective for deployment scenarios that only require basic layer 2 switching and connectivity.  Unmanaged switches are a great for a few extra ports at your desk, conference room or even at home.  Some unmanaged switches have capabilities such as prioritization of traffic using default QoS settings, cable diagnostics, energy savings using EEE (Energy Efficient Ethernet), and even PoE (Power over Ethernet).  Unmanaged switches generally cannot be modified or managed, you just plug them in and they require little to no configuration.

Smart Switches

Smart switches are a cost-effective alternative to the managed switch.  Smart switches offer certain levels of management, QoS, and security features but has less capabilities and is less scalable than the managed switches.

The capabilities of smart switches varies widely.  Most have a browser based interface for configuration.  Smart switch capabilities are usually lighter than managed switches and the interface is more simplified. Smart switches also allow you to segment your network into workgroups by creating VLANs but with a lower number of MAC addresses’ than a managed switch.  These switches are best suited for use at the edge of a large network, with managed switches being used at the core of the network for smaller or low complexity networks in general.

PoE Switches

PoE (Power over Ethernet) switches allow you to power devices over the same cable as the data traffic.  Advantages of PoE switches include allowing you to place endpoints anywhere in the business, even places that are difficult to run a power outlet, like walls and ceilings.  PoE switches deliver power according to standards IEEE 802.3AT up to 15.4 watts and IEEE 802.3AF (also known as PoE+) up to 30 watts, the latter used mostly for video phones, access points and multiple radios which have higher power needs.

At Computer Warehouse of NC, we carry a variety of network switches by Netgear, Zyxel, Intellinet and TP-Link.  We can also special order other brands and configurations by request.  Please call, email or stop by the store to see how CWNC can help you with your networking equipment needs.

Lenovo ThinkCentre E73

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Laptops & Desktops, Lenovo | Comments Off

*Monitor Sold Separately

Great for businesses or personal computing

Working from home or running a business, the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 desktop computer offers the perfect balance of performance and security.  From increased processing power, more storage space and security features, the ThinkCentre E73 will help you meet your ever-changing business needs.

4th Generation Intel Core Processors (Available with i5 or i3 Processors)

With Intel’s fourth generation processors, the ThinkCentre E73 delivers the performance to increase your business productivity.  Improved security features help guard against identity theft and ensure safe network access with built in security features.

Optimized Data and Hardware Security

Keep business-critical and personal information safe with USB port disablement and password protected BIOS and Hard Drive.  Lock down your system using the built in Kensington slot.

Eco-friendly and Energy Efficient

Save energy and expenses with the Lenovo Desktop Power Manager.  The ThinkCentre E73 is ENERGY STAR compliant as well as EPEAT GOLD and Cisco EnergyWise certified.  Feel good about your bottom line and helping the planet.

Faster Data Transfer

The Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 transfers data up to 10 times faster with the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports.

Extensive Storage

With 500GB storage, the ThinkCentre E73 has more than enough room for your files, photos, documents, and media.

Computer Warehouse of North Carolina is your number one source for Lenovo desktop computers, laptop computers and servers. We are a Lenovo reseller and warranty center.  Purchase your Lenovo system from us and have it serviced here locally. Stop by, call or email today!


Lenovo ThinkPad T450s

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Laptops & Desktops, Lenovo | Comments Off

Lenovo ThinkPad T450sThe Lenovo ThinkPad T450s is the best-selling ThinkPad in North America.  Although the T450s is thin and light, it maintains its durability and ruggedness.  With the T450s, Lenovo has brought back the much requested 3-button trackpad navigation and constructed a quieter, more responsive Ultrabook.

With the latest Intel Core processors, Lenovo has more than doubled office productivity with the T450s.  Enjoy enhanced performance using less power for longer periods of time.  Want to speed things up even further?  The T450s is also available with an optional solid state drive.  The Lenovo T450s comes with connections, ports and display options usually exclusive to much larger devices and is ready for today’s business professionals.

Lenovo ThinkPad T450sLenovo has included their Power Bridge technology in the new ThinkPad T450s.  Power Bridge combines an internal battery and external battery which allows you to swap out a dead battery without having to power off the system.  Enjoy up to 17 hours of cord-free, productive use.

The ThinkPad t450s includes an award winning keyboard with the return of the 3-button Click Pad along with the red TrackPoint navigation tool.  The full sized keyboard has an excellent feel and is also spill resistant.  Keep focused for longer hours with the whisper quiet functionality of the Lenovo ThinkPad T450s, with reduced fan noise you can be sure those in meeting rooms and airline seating won’t be effected by overly loud systems.

Computer Warehouse of North Carolina is your source for all Lenovo products.  We are an authorized Lenovo dealer as well as warranty and repair center. Stop by the store today to see some of the newer models from Lenovo that we can offer your business.  Buy your laptop and desktop computers from us locally and have it serviced here in store by one of our techs as opposed to sending it off for service or repairs.

Tech Specs and Available Components:

  • Intel® Core™ i7-5600U Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.20 GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ i5-5300U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.90 GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ i5-5200U Processor (3M Cache, up to 2.70 GHz)
Operating System
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64
  • Windows 7 Professional pre-installed via downgrade rights from Windows 8.1 Pro
Hard Drive
  • 500GB / 1TB Hard Disk Drive, 5400 rpm
  • 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400 rpm Hybrid
  • 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200 rpm
  • 500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200 rpm TCG Opal 2.0 – Capable
  • 128GB / 512GB Solid State Drive, SATA 3
  • 240GB / 256GB Solid State Drive, SATA 3 Opal 2.0 – Capable
  • Up to 12GB DDR3L 1600 MHz (1 DIMM)
  • 14″ HD+ (1600 x 900) Antiglare
  • 14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) Antiglare
  • 14″ FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Screen
  • 720p Camera
  • Integrated with docking
  • Standard and Backlit
  • with Next-generation Clickpad
  • Up to 19 hours (95Wh)
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Dual Array Microphone
  • Combo Headphone / Microphone port
  • WWAN – Sierra EM7345 LTE/3G HSPA + 42M
  • Ericsson N5321 HSPA + 21M
  • WLAN – Intel® 11 a/c + BT 4.0
  • Intel® 11 a/g/n + BT 4.0, Intel® 11 b/g/n + BT 4.0
  • ThinkPad® 2 x 2 b/g/n + BT 4.0
  • Bluetooth® 4.0
  • 13.03″x 8.90″x 0.83″
  • Starting at 3.5 lbs
  • 1 VGA, 1 mini DP, 3 USB 3.0, 1 Integrated Smartcard Reader, 1 Mic / headphone combo, 1 RJ45, 1 FPR, 4-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, SDHC, SDXC)


Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Series

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Laptops & Desktops, Lenovo | Comments Off

ThinkPad Carbon X1 Ultrabook Series 

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Thin and Light

Introducing the all new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Series.  Weighing in at just 2.87 LBS, the X1 Carbon is simply the lightest ThinkPad ever built.  Lenovo has incorporated the best of the past with essential technologies of today to bring you a laptop with legendary usability and uncompromising performance.

High Definition Display

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with a stunning QHD display that features anti-glare technology for clearer, brighter text and images.  This can help business users work longer and focus without the eye strain.  Optional on the X1 carbon series is the multi-touch technology that allows you to interact with your device in new and intuitive ways.X1 Carbon Rapid Charge

RapidCharge Technology

Battery life on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Series has been improved as well.  With up to 10.9 hours of battery life, the ThinkPad X1 will last through the day.  When it’s time to recharge, Lenovo’s exclusive Rapid Charge Technology will allow you to recharge your battery to 80% in as little as 30 minutes.

Carbon X1

Durable and Tough

Although the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is thin and exceptionally light, it does not slack on durability.  All Lenovo ThinkPad models are built to pass 10 military specs including humidity, extreme temperatures, altitude, mechanical shock and more.  The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Series are built to last.

Call, email or stop by Computer Warehouse of North Carolina today.  We are your #1 source for Lenovo products.

Kendall Howard 41U Knockdown 4-Post Open Frame Rack

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in Computer Parts, Network Hardware, Networking | Comments Off

In the rapid paced IT industry, time is a precious commodity.  Dealing with lengthy lead times on product deliveries can really put a damper on your progress.  Computer Warehouse of North Carolina has teamed with Kendall Howard to bring you the functionality of a full sized rack delivered to you in as little as 2-3 days.

The Kendall Howard 41U Knockdown 4-Post Open Frame Rack is one of the strongest and most adjustable open frame racks.  The unique, heavy duty, square tube steel design assembles with just a few bolts and is able to be shipped in a small wooden crate to cut delivery time down to 2-3 days.

Other benefits to the Kendall Howard 41U Knockdown 4-Post Open Frame Rack include more mount rails which allow you to add a third set of rails and mount equipment with different mounting depths to the same rack. This rack is also easy to install, with levelers included and casters that can be installed onto the open frame rack.


  • Fully adjustable rails from 3″ to 36″
  • Levelers included
  • Assembles in less than 30 minutes
  • Cage nut style rails
  • 2,000 lb. weight capacity (Holds 1,000 lbs. on casters)
  • 19″ EIA 310-D compliant
  • Made in the USA
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


  • Part Number: 1940-3-001-41
  • Width: 23.4″
  • Depth: 36.2″
  • Height: 74.9″
  • Weight: 114.00 lbs.
  • Shipping Dimensions: 75.5″ L x 4″ W x 12.5″ H
  • Color/Finish: Black Powder Coated Finish
  • UPC: 879447000818
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Shipping Method: FedEx Ground

Call, email or stop by our Greensboro store to discuss the Kendall Howard 41U Knockdown 4-Post Open Frame Rack!

Lenovo ThinkCentre M79

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Computer Parts, Laptops & Desktops, Lenovo | Comments Off

New arrival here at Computer Warehouse of North Carolina!  We now have in stock the Lenovo ThinkCentre M79 model number 10CVS00400.  This desktop computer is great for budget minded businesses or individuals who want powerful and reliable computing at a reasonable price.

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M79 includes the latest AMD A4 processor and delivers up to a 14% faster performance and up to 50% enhanced graphics than the previous model.  The Lenovo exclusive Smart USB Protection ensures ports are available for keyboard and mouse, yet blocks unauthorized USB data copying.  Remote management software Dash 1.1 gives you remote power control and secure out of band management.

This Lenovo desktop computer provides all you need in security, reliability and performance.  With the trusted Lenovo brand, you can be assured that you are getting a quality desktop computer from one of the best and longest lasting companies in the industry today.  Stop by Computer Warehouse of North Carolina and pick up your Lenovo M79 desktop computer today!

Lenovo ThinkCentre M79 – 10CVS00400 - $449.99
Lenovo 18.5″ LCD Monitor - $119.99   

*monitor sold separately.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M79 Specs:

Processor – A4-6300B
Memory – 4GB DDR3
Hard Drive – 500GB
Optical Drive – DVD RW
Video Ports – VGA + DP
Operating System – Win 7 Pro 64
Warranty – 1 Yr. Onsite

Lenovo ThinkPad Series

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Laptops & Desktops, Lenovo | Comments Off

The Lenovo ThinkPad series is the perfect laptop for business minded individuals on the go.  Equipped with the latest processors from trusted brands like Intel and AMD, these laptops ensure your productivity does not suffer from performance issues.

Features included in the latest Lenovo ThinkPad laptop series include UltraNav technology, spill-resistant keyboards and longer battery life.  Select ThinkPad models come with progressive technologies like Rapid Charge (charges laptop battery to 80% in 30 minutes) as well as Power Bridge (enables you to use dual, hot-swappable batteries).

Lenovo ThinkPad models are exceptionally durable with some models featuring military-rated designs that include steel roll cages around the hard drive and an Active Protection System (APS) which can intelligently anticipate a potentially damaging impact and protect your system.

Only found on the Lenovo ThinkPad series laptops, the Lenovo Solutions for Small Business software suite includes after-hours maintenance program, a security focused USB blocker and backup and restore applications.  Select ThinkPad models include Intel vPro BIOS encryption, Kensington lock ports and Computrace support.  Many models feature fingerprint readers, intuitive password management and Lenovo OneLink technology providing a hub for connecting your external devices.

Computer Warehouse of North Carolina is an authorized Lenovo dealer and warranty center.  Buy your Lenovo ThinkPad laptops from us and have it serviced right here locally.  We have great deals and special pricing available for some models.  Stop by, call or email us today to place your order.

Lenovo ThinkServer TS140

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Computer Parts, Laptops & Desktops, Lenovo | Comments Off

The Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 is an enterprise-class powerful and affordable tower server.  Featuring an Intel Xeon Quad Core processor, error correcting code memory (ECC) and an onboard storage controller able to implement up to RAID5, the ThinkServer TS140 has the performance power and data protection your business can count on.

In addition to being powerful, reliable and affordable, the Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 is highly upgradable.  Perfect for a small offices or businesses but with plenty of room for upgrades as your company or office grow.  The Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 can support up to 16TB of storage, 32GB of memory and has 4 PCI/PCIe slots for expansion.  For deployment, monitoring and management, the TS140 also includes the latest Intel Advanced Management Technology (AMT) which allows you to access and manage your server remotely.

The acoustics of the Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 are 40 percent quieter than previous models.  At just 26 decibels, this machine is impressively quiet.  It is also ENERGY STAR certified, which can help lower your power bills and protect the environment.

Computer Warehouse of North Carolina is having a sale on these Lenovo ThinkCentre TS140 models.  This is a limited time sale so hurry to the store and grab one for yourself or business.

Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 (70A4001RUS) Specs:

Intel Xeon E3-1225V3,  3.2GHz, Quad-Core Processor
4GB Server Memory (ECC)
500 GB 7200rpm RAID Drives x 2
Intel HD Graphics P4600
Gigabit Ethernet
Supports up to 25 users
Includes Windows Server Essentials 2012
1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Lenovo ThinkPad Stack

Posted by on Aug 12, 2015 in Laptops & Desktops, Lenovo | Comments Off

The Lenovo ThinkPad STACK combines four ThinkPad accessories in one stacked system for greater power and portability. The STACK’s rugged interlocking design passes power and data throughout, eliminating the need for multiple cables and creating a customized grab-and-go accessory solution. Users can interchange the configuration based on their immediate needs – while on the road, grab the STACK Power Bank, Access Point and Bluetooth speaker to share multimedia presentations anywhere, all day long.


ThinkPad STACK rugged accessories include:

  • 2×2 watt Bluetooth® speaker with noise-cancelling microphone, easy-access controls and 8 hours of playback
  • A dual port USB power bank that can simultaneously charge two USB-equipped devices simultaneously
  • Lightning speed data transfer and mobile storage solution with a 1TB USB 3.0 HDD
  • Access Point that provides strong, stable and fast WiFi anywhere
  • Weighing less than 2 pounds, the ThinkPad STACK fits today’s on-the-go life and business style
  • Configurable, the STACK allows mix and match stacking to carry only what is needed

Features can be extended when accessories are stacked together:

  • Two power banks together provide 20k mAh capacity power
  • Bluetooth® speaker and Power Bank together provides 48 hours of battery life
  • Access Point and HDD create a 1TB cloud that can be accessed locally or remotely
  • One App software to manage the whole stack and your personal cloud with Access point and HDD together.

Product Specifications

Storage 1TB USB 3.0 HDD; USB 3.0, Door Locker Software

Sound Bluetooth® 4.0 Speaker with 2×2 watt speakers, noise-reducing microphone, 3.5mm aux audio in, charged by micro-USB; Digital signal processor

Connectivity Remote access with Access Point accessory: 10M/100m RJ45 input 2.4G/5G WiFi, supports LTE USB modems, micro USB-in, supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Battery 10,000 mAh battery capacity in power bank, max charging up to 5V/2.1A

Stack Management Hotspot: Setup and Configuration WIFI HDD: File management, Cloud Synchronize

Portability Easy to carry premium pouch for whole stack

Weight All four accessories stacked: 861g (1.9 lbs.)

Dimensions All four accessories stacked: 136mm x 76mm (5.3 x 2.9 in.)