LENOVO

January 24th, 2013

Lenovo May be Considering a RIM Takeover

Lenovo may be considering a bid for Research in Motion, according to Lenovo’s Chief Financial Officer. “We are looking at all opportunities — RIM and many others,” Chief Financial Officer Wong Wai Ming said to Bloomberg. “We’ll have no hesitation if the right opportunity comes along that could benefit us and shareholders.” Mr. Wong said [...]

December 21st, 2012

Lenovo Launches Touch Version of ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Last week Lenovo launched a touchscreen version of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch. The Carbon Touch has a premium of $150 over its non-touch counterpart, and also comes in slightly thicker and heavier due to the touch screen — 20.8mm vs 18mm and 3.5 pounds vs 3 pounds. It will be [...]

December 9th, 2012

Outsourcing to America: Lenovo Calls U.S Manufacturing a ‘Solid Business Case’

In the December issue of The Atlantic, journalist Charles Fishman examines the “insourcing boom” — the return of manufacturing to North America. In his Atlantic piece, Mr. Fishman examines the “rebooting” of the once stoic General Electric manufacturing facility dubbed Appliance Park in the heart of Kentucky — which until recently was dormant as jobs [...]

November 19th, 2012

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 Shows it has no Fear of Surface

While some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) — most recently Hewlett Packard — have taken the opportunity to bash Microsoft’s Surface, for Lenovo “it’s all good” according to their PR manager in Canada. John Swinimer, Lenovo Canada’s PR manager, told Hardware Canucks that Lenovo isn’t concerned about Microsoft’s non-traditional role as OEM with the Microsoft Surface. “With [...]

August 9th, 2012

Lenovo Set to Take on Microsoft Surface with ThinkPad Tablet 2

August 8 marks the 20th-anniversary of the ThinkPad line, and to mark the occasion Lenovo introduced the device that it hopes will be able to take on Microsoft’s Surface: the ThinkPad Tablet 2. Armed with a stylus — much like the upcoming Galaxy Note 10.1 — the ThinkPad Tablet 2 comes equipped with an Intel [...]

June 7th, 2012

Lenovo’s Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet Shown Off at Computex

At last year’s Computex Microsoft first introduced Windows 8 to the world, teasing those in attendance with a glimpse of the new heterogeneous OS and its refashioned UI. This year’s event is Windows 8’s coming out party. Lenovo has a big showing at Computex this year, and is debuting their first Windows 8 tablet under [...]

February 9th, 2012

Lenovo: The Reports of the Death of the PC Market Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Capitalizing on a business customer base eager to switch away from Hewlett Packard, and a still buoyant PC market, Lenovo reported their Q3 results early Thursday beating market forecasts. While the company is still officially the world’s second largest PC manufacturer, its steady rate of growth means it will soon overtake HP. Lenovo had $8.4 [...]

January 5th, 2012

Lenovo Unveils First ThinkPad Hybrid Laptop and Company’s First Business Ultrabook

Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop, combining the thin, light and performance benefits of its predecessor – the X1 -  with double the battery life of up to 10 hours1, via the hybrid’s Instant Media Mode, which is powered by a second processor and operating system. Lenovo also announced today the ThinkPad T430u [...]

June 15th, 2011

Lenovo Launching Android Powered Tablets Later This Year

In an interview with Dow Jones, published in The Wall Street Journal, Rory Read, the President and Chief Operating Officer of Lenovo, confirmed that the company is working on a line of tablets powered by Android Honeycomb. Initially the company plans to release two 10-inch Android tablets, one aimed at consumers and the other aimed [...]

August 14th, 2009

Lenovo Recalls Batteries in Thinkpad Notebooks

For those using Thinkpad notebooks, take note, Lenovo is currently recalling and offering replacements for batteries of the following models that report “Irreparable damage” or “Battery cannot be charged” messages. Apperently the number of units experiencing this problem is far higher than normal, but has not been known to cause damage to the notebooks aside [...]