|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.
|10/20/2009||Lenovo Delivers On Vision for Greener Computing with New ThinkVision Monitors|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC - October 20, 2009: Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) today unveiled five new ThinkVision monitors that advance “green” design and usability while providing an unmatched visual-rich experience. The new line-up includes Lenovo’s flagship ThinkVision L2251x Wide monitor, the company’s most environmentally-responsible monitor for its use of recycled plastics, low power consumption and first PC monitor to be TCO Certified Edge. As Lenovo’s greenest monitors yet, the new ThinkVision L1711p, L1951p Wide, L2250p Wide, L2251p Wide and L2251x Wide extend Lenovo’s environmental product commitment to “Reduce. Reuse. and Recycle.” All the new monitors are TCO Certified, EPEAT Gold Rated1 and are more than 50 percent more energy-efficient than previous models, exceeding the Energy Star 5.0 criteria.2
|10/01/2009||Lenovo Unifies Channel Strategy and Launches New Channel Partners Organisation|
Paris, October 1, 2009: Lenovo today announced a new channel partners organisation with a single primary objective: to be the vendor of choice for the channel. The unification of the channel strategy will deliver an improved sales relationship and a consistent approach in support of its customers. This dedicated channel interface and the enhancements that Lenovo is introducing will bring significant benefits to channel partners and customers alike in both Enterprise & Public Sector and Transactional segments.
|09/17/2009||Lenovo Extends Mobile Thin Client Portfolio with Wyse Technology|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK and SAN JOSE, CA – September 17, 2009: Lenovo today announced an agreement with Wyse to extend both companies’ product portfolios to reach customers in the thin mobile client market worldwide. Beginning next quarter, Wyse will add its expertise in thin client operating system optimization, management and virtualization software to select models of high performance Lenovo mobile clients. The companies will jointly market the products to meet a growing demand for powerful mobile thin clients, leveraging Wyse’s sales channels.
|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.
|06/29/2009||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.
|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.
|07/01/2008||Lenovo Awards 2008|
A selection of the latest awards and reviews received by Lenovo for our products in South East EMEA region during 2008.
|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.
|12/12/2007||New Lenovo Exclusive Incentive Programme with Microsoft Products Sets Barcelona Grand Prix in Sight for Business Partners|
12 December 2007 - Lenovo, the world’s third largest PC manufacturer, has announced a new incentive programme with Microsoft products. The programme pips Business Partners from the UK, France, Italy and Spain against each other in a healthy, competitive race to sell eligible Lenovo notebooks and desktops pre-loaded with Windows Vista ®Business or Ultimate. The programme, entitled “Ultimate Challenge”, began in September 2007 and will run until 31st March 2008.
|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.
|07/10/2007||Lenovo Packs More Muscle and Green Into ThinkPad Mobile Workstation|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – July 10, 2007 – Lenovo today unveiled its highest performing notebook PC, the new ThinkPad T61p 15.4-inch widescreen mobile workstation notebook. The notebook highlights Lenovo’s leadership in providing powerful features essential for data-intensive workers and those requiring 3D graphics applications. The notebook runs cooler, quieter and more energy efficient than previous models, features a Top Cover Roll Cage for extreme durability, layers security solutions with full disk encryption, offers Linux certification and Ultra-Wideband technology* and comes equipped with the latest Intel processors for optimum performance.
|05/31/2007||Lenovo Introduces New Ultraportable Toolkit for Road Warriors|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – May 31, 2007 – Lenovo today introduced its ultraportable toolkit of ultraperformance-based PCs featuring the new ThinkPad X61 and X61s notebooks and the X61 Tablet PC. The new PCs highlight a more than 30 percent improvement in wireless performance over previous models, battery life that goes the distance, extended security through new I/O port disablement and the latest mobile processing technology.
|05/23/2007||Lenovo Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2006/07 results|
HONG KONG, May 23, 2007 – Lenovo Group today reported results for its fourth fiscal quarter and full year ended March 31, 2007. Consolidated revenue for the quarter rose 9 percent year over year to US$3.4 billion, driven by stronger performance in all geographies and product segments.
|05/10/2007||Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Widescreen receives 4.5 out of 5 and "Editors' Choice" from PC Magazine|
"The Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Widescreen is the best business laptop for those who love widescreens. A standard-screen model will be available with the same powerful Centrino Duo components." says PC Magazine.
|05/09/2007||Lenovo Powers Up Its Strongest, Coolest and Quietest ThinkPad Lineup Yet|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – May 9, 2007 – Lenovo today announced two new ThinkPad notebooks PCs - the first ThinkPad T61 14.1-inch widescreen notebook and the first ever R Series widescreen, the ThinkPad R61 14.1-inch widescreen notebook. Lenovo engineered the PCs with its latest innovations, including a new Top Cover Roll Cage for excellent durability, an improved cooling system, enhanced wireless connectivity with Ultra Connect II and longer battery life through its Battery Stretch control option. Featuring the latest Intel® Centrino® Pro and Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology, the ThinkPad T61 and R61 14.1-inch widescreen notebooks, respectively, offer users the strongest, coolest, quietest and best performing ThinkPad lineup yet.
|05/01/2007||Learn & Share about F1 at our blog, Pit Lane|
"I don’t think anyone was more excited than myself to find out that Lenovo is sponsoring a Formula One team this year. This is the beginning of a partnership where Lenovo will provide, not just the usual financial sponsorship, but more importantly Lenovo technology that will support AT&T Williams as it competes in the 2007 FIA World Championship." says Jim Leonard, contributor to Lenovo's Formula 1 Blog.
|04/26/2007||Lenovo-Designed Olympic Torch for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Unveiled by Beijing Organizing Committee|
BEIJING, April 26, 2007 – Today the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) in the presence of the International Olympic Committee, unveiled the Lenovo-designed Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch and announced Lenovo’s role as a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Torch Relay. Lenovo's design, the "Cloud of Promise," was chosen over 300 competitor themes and will be carried by torchbearers around the world in the Olympic Torch Relay preceding the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
|04/23/2007||Houston Rockets Have Most Effective Five Man Line-Up During 2006-07 NBA Season According to the Lenovo Stat|
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – April 23, 2007 – The Houston Rockets featured the most effective five man player combination during the 2006-07 NBA season according to the Lenovo Stat, a new plus minus statistic unveiled at the start of the season by Lenovo and the NBA to demonstrate the power of teamwork. In addition, Lenovo is launching NBA playoff promotions on NBA.com and ESPN.com to bring awareness to the Lenovo Stat.