|04/07/2010||Lenovo ThinkPad Laptops Pass the “Tough Test":Meet Military Specifications for Semi-Rugged Computing |
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – February 24, 2009: Lenovo today announced that it is designating eight ThinkPad laptops for use in field and vehicle semi-ruggedized computing environments such as in public safety, utilities, construction and the military. The ThinkPad X200, X301, X200s, X200 Tablet, T400, T500, R400 and SL300 laptops meet a barrage of military specifications tests and are enhanced with uniquely-designed durability features such as an airbag-like protection system and a roll cage in select models. Because field computing requires excellent screen viewability, Lenovo is also adding a new optional 680-nit high brightness panel to its most popular laptop, the ThinkPad T400 laptop.
|02/17/2010||Live Webcast on new entry level Workstation by Lenovo, Intel® and Autodesk |
Entry level meets Power, Price, Performance (P³)
|10/22/2009||Lenovo Boosts Digital Entertainment and Personal Productivity with Windows 7-Based PCs|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – October 22, 2009: Lenovo today announced that it is now offering a broad portfolio of Think and Idea-branded PCs running the new Windows 7 operating system. Lenovo is also introducing two new ThinkPad laptops geared for the way small to medium businesses (SMB) work. Packed with performance and the little extras that make a big difference, the new ThinkPad SL410 and SL510 laptops feature crisp and clear 16:9 high definition screens, make voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) calls rich and seamless and sport a new look and feel with a matte-finish cover.
|09/15/2009||Lenovo Adds Touch of Simplicity to New MultiTouch Screen ThinkPad PCs|
“We see now as the right time for multitouch screens on PCs,” said Sam Dusi, vice president, worldwide ThinkPad product marketing, Lenovo. “With touch screens increasingly becoming part of more devices we use routinely and continued improvement of the technology including the integration of touch in the upcoming Windows 7 operating system, the environment for making touch part of our Tablet PC and ThinkPad T400s laptop experience couldn’t be better. We’ve also extended the touch experience with SimpleTap to make frequent hardware-based functions touch-enabled and simple.”
|06/30/2009||New Lenovo Servers Rack Up on Performance, Virtualization and Usability|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – June 30, 2009: Lenovo today announced its latest line of servers, the ThinkServer TD200 and TD200x tower servers as well as the RD210 and RD220 rack servers. The new servers offer small to mid-sized businesses the latest in performance with several choices of Intel Xeon 5500 Series processors and vastly expanded memory and storage. These ThinkServers are also equipped for virtualization and several power saving features to help customers cut their energy usage without sacrificing performance.
|06/30/2009||Lenovo and ReasonNet Announce Partnership for Hosted Servers|
Amsterdam – June 30th, 2009 – ReasonNet, a professional hosting provider with a global network and a datacenter in Amsterdam, has announced an exciting partnership with Lenovo. The partnership will see the ReasonNet data centre house several thousand servers as well as providing turnkey solutions to small and medium sized clients in the Benelux who wish to outsource their IT requirements.
|06/29/2009||Lenovo Offers Portfolio of PCs Meeting Energy Star 5.0 Specification|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – June 29, 2009 – Lenovo announced today that more than 25 of its Think-branded business and Idea-branded consumer PCs meet the new ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 Specification for Computers, which goes into effect on July 1, 2009. Lenovo PCs including the ThinkPad X301, T400s, W700ds and the IdeaPad U330 and Y430 laptops and select ThinkCentre M58, M58p and M58e Eco desktops have been 5.0 certified and available to purchase for up to six months.
|06/23/2009||The Best of Both Worlds: Lenovo Combines Thin and Light With Powerful Performance in Latest ThinkPad Laptop|
Paris, France – June 23, 2009: Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad T400s laptop, created to give business users a thin and light yet powerful, feature-packed PC. Lenovo’s designers sweat every detail, and the new laptop includes a series of significant enhancements invented to make the laptop more intuitive and easier to use, leading to an improved overall computing experience.
|05/25/2009||Lenovo Gives New Look to Thin and Light with New Consumer “Idea” PCs|
PARIS, FRANCE – May 25, 2009: Lenovo today announced three new PCs designed to give consumers cool, fun-to-use and highly reliable technology with the latest capabilities at a surprisingly affordable value. The new IdeaPad U350 laptop balances thin and light design with excellent performance without breaking the bank. The new IdeaPad S12 takes the best in connectivity, style and entertainment features from Lenovo’s existing netbooks, the IdeaPad S10 and S10-2. The Lenovo G550 laptop brings small-to-medium business users the essential computing performance they need with fast memory and processing and powerful graphics in a new stylish, professional design.
“Users are demanding thinner and lighter PCs with enhanced connectivity and extra long battery life to fit their increasingly mobile lifestyles,” said Dion Weisler, vice president, Business Operations, Idea Product Group, Lenovo. “To meet this growing category for ‘thinbooks’, we’re bringing customers products like the new IdeaPad U350 laptop, the IdeaPad S12 netbook and our recently introduced IdeaPad Y650 laptop.”
|05/12/2009||New Lenovo Netbook Steps Ups Design for Extra Portability and Style|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – May 12, 2009: Lenovo today announced the IdeaPad S10-2 netbook to give online enthusiasts, social networkers and mobile consumers the latest in connectivity, entertainment and performance features to keep them better connected and enjoying their computing experience anytime, anywhere. The new IdeaPad S10-2 netbook gives consumers even cooler netbook features – models with 3G connectivity1 and 2, the rich sound of Dolby headphone technology for music and movies and long battery life. Lenovo also made the IdeaPad S10-2 netbook thinner and lighter than the previous IdeaPad S10 netbook, and packaged the netbook in an expressive, colorful new ring pattern design.
|01/06/2009||Lenovo Lays Stake on Prime Screen Real-Estate with Industry’s First Dual Screen Mobile Workstation|
Paris, France – January 6, 2009: Lenovo today is bringing users the highest levels of mobile workstation innovation and performance with the introduction of the ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation. The ThinkPad W700ds gives users prime screen real-estate as the first mobile workstation in the industry with two screens. Lenovo combines a new balance of unique design with complex engineering and unparalleled performance to give users in the most demanding of fields such as digital content creation, oil and gas exploration, computer-aided design and photography, the ultimate mobile workstation.
“The ThinkPad W700ds dual screen mobile workstation challenged our international development team to engineer a notebook to fit the way workstation users work - in the office and on the road,” said Mark Cohen, vice president, Notebook Business Unit, Lenovo. “Bringing this level of innovation to the most extreme PC users required continually balancing size and functionality with keeping the PC cool and quiet. This mobile workstation is the result of where Lenovo innovation and performance intersect.”
|12/17/2008||Global PC Company Lenovo Teams Up with Leading Formula 1 Team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes|
WOKING, UK, December 17, 2008 --
Global PC manufacturer Lenovo and Vodafone McLaren Mercedes today announced a partnership ahead of the 2009 Formula 1 season. Lenovo notebook and desktop PCs will provide the team’s mission-critical computing solutions, both at the race track and at the team’s headquarters.
|11/25/2008||“Lockdown Now PC.” Lenovo Locks Out Thieves from ThinkPad Notebook PCs|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – November 25, 2008: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced plans to bring customers a new security defense against unauthorized data access on Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks. The Lenovo Constant Secure Remote Disable feature lets users send a simple text message command via a cell phone to render their PC useless to unauthorized users when the notebook is lost or stolen. Lenovo worked with Phoenix Technologies (Nasdaq: PTEC), a leader in embedded technologies that improve the user experience, to develop this capability. Lenovo’s Remote Disable feature will be available on select ThinkPad notebooks equipped with mobile broadband1 starting in 1Q 2009.
|11/25/2008||Lenovo Launches IdeaPad netbook PCs|
Paris, France – November 25th 2008: Lenovo today introduced its “e” netbooks, the IdeaPad S9e and S10e netbooks. Designed for mobile users from all walks of life, the new netbooks combine the portability of a small and light PC device starting under 1.2kg with Internet and multimedia functionality at an affordable price.
|11/18/2008||Lenovo Introduces High Value Desktop PC for Cost-Conscious Buyers; Ideal for Emerging Markets|
Basingtoke, UK – November 18th, 2008: Lenovo today announced the ThinkCentre A57e, a new desktop PC that brings quality-assured, hassle-free, energy-efficient, secure and affordable computing to SMB customers. Available immediately in the EMEA and APAC regions, the A57e is particularly ideal for small businesses and first time buyers who are looking for high value personal computing solutions but are constrained by budgets.
|11/13/2008||Lenovo Introduces Mobile “Vault” with ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – November 13, 2008: Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive to give customers a secure way to protect sensitive data in a lightweight and easy-to-use design. The award winning, high capacity hard drive, available in either 160 or 320 GB versions, uses a numeric keypad allowing users to type in their passcode to access their data. At less than an inch thin, and approximately the size of a 3 x 5 inch index card, it’s small enough to fit in a shirt pocket.
|10/29/2008||LENOVO TURNS THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW WITH POWER MANAGER ON NEW THINKCENTRE PC |
Basingstoke, UK – October 29, 2008: Lenovo today announced its greenest, most secure and most manageable ThinkCentre desktop PC yet, the M58/M58p, with Power Manager1, a ThinkVantage technology that allows PC users to control their electricity consumption remotely, and available for the first time ever on a ThinkCentre PC.
|10/28/2008||Lenovo Launches New Line of 15.4” Widescreen Notebooks in EMEA|
Basingstoke, UK – 28th October, 2008 – Lenovo today announced the Lenovo 3000 N500 notebook, a new 15.4” widescreen notebook, available in the EMEA region, designed to address the specific needs of Very Small Business (VSBs) customers. It combines performance, stylish design, Lenovo Care for worry-free computing, enhanced multi-media tools for an easy end-user experience and connectivity options for on-the-go flexibility – all at a great price.
|09/23/2008||Breaking the Mold: New Lenovo ThinkPad Notebook and Tablet PCs Defy Ultraportable Computing|
Paris, France – September 23, 2008: Lenovo today announced two new ThinkPad notebooks that significantly address the key factors mobile computer users consider today – light weight, long battery life and usability. With models starting at just 2.4 pounds and with models offering maximum battery life lasting up to more than 13 hours, the ThinkPad X200s notebook leads Lenovo’s business-class notebook portfolio for lightest weight and longest battery life. Lenovo’s new ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC also leads the industry for its light weight design, with models shedding almost 10 percent over the previous generation Tablet PC’s weight. Additionally, the Tablet PC also offers models with nearly 50 percent longer battery life.
|09/17/2008||Lenovo Pioneers next generation of Display technology with
six New energy-efficient ThinkVision Monitors|
Interop, New York – September 17, 2008: At the Interop show today, Lenovo announced the latest additions to its ThinkVision monitor portfolio that pioneer a new level of energy-efficiency for PC displays. Delivering outstanding performance, the new ThinkVision L1700p, L1940 Wide, L1940p Wide, L2240p Wide, L2440p Wide and L2440x Wide monitors use 30-60 percent less energy than previous ThinkVision models1, are EPEAT Gold rated and GREENGUARD certified, and include packaging for select models with 65 percent recycled materials.
|09/16/2008||LENOVO DELIVERS BIG FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESSES
WITH GLOBAL LAUNCH OF THINKSERVER LINE|
NEW YORK – September 16, 2008: Lenovo announced at Interop today its worldwide entry into the server market with its new ThinkServer line. ThinkServers are tuned to provide an out-of-the-box solution for small and medium businesses that require robust performance and high levels of storage but don’t have dedicated IT staff to set up and manage a server environment. ThinkServers are complemented by easy-to-use management software and a 90-day trial of ThinkPlus Priority Support to help customers acclimate to their new server environment.
|09/15/2008||Lenovo Joins The Climate Group,Announces New Program To Encourage Recycling And Renewable Energy Use|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC and NEW YORK, September 15, 2008. Lenovo today announced it has joined international non-profit organization, The Climate Group, and as part of that membership unveiled a comprehensive program that rewards consumers for recycling end-of-life devices, and offers consumers incentives to power new computers with renewable energy. This new program encourages consumers to make more environmentally responsible choices throughout the lifecycle of the computing device – and complements what Lenovo is doing to "green" its own operations.
|05/22/2008||LENOVO REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2007/08 RESULTS |
Full-year sales of US$16.4 billion, up 17% (1)
Full-year EBITDA (excluding restructuring) of US$798 million, up 113% (1)
Full-year pre-tax income (excluding restructuring) of US$560 million, up 237% (1)
Full-year profit attributable to shareholders (including restructuring) of US$484 million, up 201% (2)
Full-year basic EPS of 5.51 US cents, or 42.98 HK cents, up 195% (2)
Net cash reserves of US$1.6 billion (as of March 31, 2008)
(1) Reflects continuing operations only (excludes mobile handset business)
(2) Includes discontinued operations (includes mobile handset business)
|02/07/2008||New Lenovo-Designed Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay Components Unveiled |
BEIJING – February 7, 2008 – In addition to designing the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch that will travel the world on its way to herald the arrival of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Lenovo has designed new torch relay components including the Lantern and Local City Cauldrons. The lantern houses the Olympic flame once it is lit in Olympia, Greece and safely carries the "mother flame" from city to city for the duration of the relay while the Olympic cauldron will be lit by the day's last torchbearer at each end-of-day city celebration.
|12/11/2007||Lenovo Extends PC Portfolio with Wyse Thin Client Products|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – December 11, 2007 – Lenovo and Wyse Technology announced a new agreement today that extends Lenovo’s PC portfolio with Wyse thin client technology. The agreement offers Lenovo customers around the world access to a wide selection of thin clients, including management and multimedia software that complements Lenovo’s notebooks and desktop PCs.
|11/01/2007||LENOVO REPORTS SECOND QUARTER 2007/08 RESULTS|
HONG KONG, Nov. 1, 2007– Lenovo Group today reported results for its second fiscal quarter of 2007/08 ended Sept. 30, 2007. Consolidated revenue for the quarter jumped 20%, year over year, to US$4.4 billion, driven by growth in all of Lenovo’s operating geographies. For the third consecutive quarter, Lenovo PC shipments exceeded the average growth rate of the global PC market, with year-over-year growth of 23% far outpacing the industry’s average growth rate of 15.7%.
The company’s gross profit margin for the second quarter of 2007/08 was 15.1%, compared to 13.0% in the same period a year ago, and up 0.2 percentage points sequentially. Net cash reserves as of Sept. 30, 2007, totaled US$1.7 billion. Lenovo’s Board of Directors has declared an interim dividend of 3.0 HK cents or 0.39 US cents per share.
|10/11/2007||Lenovo Announces 18 Finalists in Global Search for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torchbearers |
BEIJING, – October 11, 2007 – Lenovo, a worldwide leader in the PC market, announced today the 18 finalists selected to compete for the chance to participate in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay. Lenovo launched the torchbearer search program with the help of Google to find "new thinkers" from around the world to run the torch in China. This is the longest ever Torch Relay in Olympic history with more cities visited than any past Games.
|08/08/2007||Lenovo Announces Memorandom of Understanding to Aquire Packard Bell|
HONG KONG, August 7, 2007 – Lenovo today announced that the Company is in discussion with an independent third party in relation to a proposed acquisition of Packard Bell, a computer company in Europe and has entered into a memorandum of understanding with such party to explore the possibilities of the proposed acquisition. The Company is currently continuing negotiation with the independent third party and undertaking certain necessary enquiries with third parties and/or government bodies in preparation for the entering into of definitive agreements for such proposed acquisition.
|08/07/2007||Lenovo Announces Philanthropic Campaign and 2008 Athlete Champions|
BEIJING, August 6, 2007 – Today, in celebration of the one-year-out mark for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Lenovo, Worldwide Partner for the Olympic Torch Relay and TOP Sponsor of the Olympic Games, announced plans for a global online philanthropic auction. The auction will feature limited-edition notebook computers inspired by the Lenovo-designed 2008 Olympic Torch.
|08/04/2007||Lenovo ThinkPad Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation, Design and Durability|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – October 4, 2007 – Lenovo today celebrates the 15th anniversary of the ThinkPad notebook PC – one of the most distinguished personal computing devices of the past two decades. Since its inception in 1992, ThinkPad has built a tradition of excellence, and is trusted by the world's most demanding professionals for its advanced capability, rugged durability and thoughtful design.