Lenovo ThinkPads have offered 3G access for a while now but soon Sprint 3G and 4G WiMAX will be available as well. All buyers will need to do is select the Sprint access during the ordering process and their fancy new notebook will arrive with a Sprint SIM card already installed. It’s then just a matter of firing up the Lenovo Access Connection tool to start the service. Of course Sprint will want… → Read More
Lenovo company chief Yang Yuanqing said that soon the majority of Lenovo products would run on the mobile web, meaning a cross of 3G and 4G technologies. Most of their current line comes with 3G built in and their ThinkPad line is just screaming out for mobile web simply because it is aimed at the on-the-go professional.
What think I on this topic? I think Lenovo is unqiuely placed to take… → Read More
Consumer Reports has a new report on which computer company has the best tech support. Apple wins! That’s what happens when the same company controls the hardware as well as the operating system (and several of the most prominent pieces of software). The highest ranking PC manufacturer is Dell for desktops and Lenovo for laptops. → Read More
This may very well be the first time I’ve ever seen Brando sell a product from a big name manufacturer. Normally known for whimsical crap gadgets from faraway lands (and I mean that in the best way possible), the web store is now selling the HTPC-friendly Lenovo Mini Wireless Keyboard for $64. → Read More
How many roads must a man walk down Before you call him a man? And how many seas must a white dove sail Before she sleeps in the sand? How many touchscreen all-in-ones will they announce before they see there is no demand? The answer, my friend, is I don’t know I really have no freaking idea → Read More
They had this thing on display at Unveiled, but there was only one and nobody was really allowed to touch it. But Lenovo was nice enough to let me check this one out at their party last night in the Venetian. I’ve got to start running down to this meeting at a whole other location down the street, so I can’t write a blow by blow, but the video is pretty self-explanatory. The exhibitor is pretty… → Read More
Lenovo’s Snapdragon-based Skylight smartbook is here at CES (see previous coverage). It’s light – really light. I didn’t have too much time to actually test out anything substantial but the physical design is certainly different enough to draw some attention. I couldn’t get a more firm release date than “sometime in April” and AT&T hasn’t revealed subsidized pricing. The full… → Read More
It’s the new year, and time for some new stuff from Lenovo. The laptop manufacturer announced their latest and greatest recently, the new ThinkPad X100e and the ThinkPad Edge (amongst others). → Read More
Looks like we’re about to see Qualcomm’s ARM-based Snapdragon platform finally start to take off this year. One of the first devices out of the gate will be Lenovo’s unique “Skylight” smartbook. → Read More
Everyone’s all excited about that Freescale gizmo, but it looks like it may have competition. The Lenovo U1 has a similar convertible design, though with a slightly more rounded look. It’s also different in function: when docked, it runs Windows 7 on the dock’s low-power Intel processor, but once detached it uses an ARM CPU to run a lightweight Linux distro.
Not sure how it’s going to handle the… → Read More
Well hello there, Handsome. File this one under “Stuff I Want Despite No Practical Use In My Household” and cross file it into the “Not Bad For $60” folder. We’re looking at an HTPC-friendly remote control with built-in keyboard, trackball, and media buttons from Lenovo. → Read More
Take that, fat-cats in Congress! OMG! Did you hear? Lenovo has just added a BIOS feature to its new ThinkPads allowing you to swap Ctrl and Fn! Apparently this was a big request for many people in the world and Lenovo, being good guys, listened intently and pushed this passed the faceless bureaucrats in accounting and GOT THIS THROUGH! Hope, people, is what Lenovo promised, and change is what you… → Read More
You can always count on Lenovo to have a solid entry in pretty much any PC category. They were previously unrepresented in the home theater PC area, though, so they decided to get on that. The Q700 looks like a nettop, but has a lot more firepower: an actual Core2 (Duo or Quad) processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 600GB of storage… although to save space they’ve gone with integrated graphics. They… → Read More
Quick Version: The Lenovo IdeaPad S12 represents one of the first netbooks to feature VIA’s Nano platform as a configuration option. You’ll gain some extra horsepower over Intel’s Atom setup while saving about $70 off the total system price, making the Nano a good option for those of you who want to watch 720p video. All that power comes at a price, though: decreased battery… → Read More
Green Dam, a filtering software that’s supposed to protect China’s population from harmful content (and can be called a piece of garbage on more than one level), seems to trigger anticipatory obedience (you could also call it business sense, I guess) within some PC companies. Even though the Chinese government postponed its plans to make the software mandatory with all PC shipments in the country… → Read More
Ah, the netbook. Back in 1999 or so I remember one of my co-workers spent over $3,000 for a mini Sony Vaio PCG-C1, the kind with the tiny keyboard and woefully underpowered processor. Fast forward a decade and we’ve come full circle with the netbook. These still woefully underpowered laptops still have tiny keyboards but they cost a pittance and, for a certain subset of users, they’re… → Read More
First of all, the software will be free, which was an easy assumption to make since it will be open source. Like Android, Google will not charge users or device manufacturers to use the Chrome OS.
Yesterday Google said they were already… → Read More
Guess what the Lenovo fairy just brought us! This is the new Lenovo S10-2, a $399 ultralight with a 10-inch screen, Atom processor, and six-cell battery. It weighs 2.2 pounds and looks pretty sassy. The S10-2 has three USB port, VGA-out, and bog standard audio-in and -out. Most interesting is the delicate polka dot styling on the laptop’s cover, perfect for nights on the beach or a weekend… → Read More
The world of nettops is a strange one, my friends. What are they for? Where do they go? Where do they come from? I don’t know the answers to these questions, but the fact is there are computers out there that are just as at home in the kitchen as in the office. And now one of them is from Lenovo. Obviously they’re loving that Intel sauce, because this IdeaCentre C300 is filled with Atom-y goodness… → Read More
Have you been following this Nvidia-Intel spat? Long story short: Nvidia suspects that Intel has been giving laptop manufacturers a sweet deal vis-à-vis Atom processors and Intel’s whole chipset+integrated graphics chip. This upsets Nvidia because its own laptop graphics platform, called Ion, hasn’t been able to find a way onto a laptop… until now! Yes, the Lenovo IdeaPad S12 will be the first… → Read More
Lenovo has a handsome little sale going on for the next couple of days on various laptop and desktop models. Most carry an instant “you pay what we pay” employee discount plus an additional 10% to 15% with coupon code USPSAVEBIG. → Read More
Lenovo is “exploring” the possibility of a ThankPad-branded netbook. Such a netbook would, one guesses, be the first specifically aimed at the business crowd. Does this mean that we’re beginning to see the blurring of the line between netbooks and notebooks? One can dream, friends. One can dream. → Read More
I’m sure we all have some data we’d like to squirrel away somewhere. Something you’d perhaps like to be only accessible to yourself. There are many ways to do this, but wouldn’t you prefer the security of a drive with an actual PIN pad on it? Well, whether you do or not, Lenovo makes one and you can certainly see the usefulness of such a thing. So is it any good? → Read More
PMPs are perhaps more popular on the other side of the Pacific, but they’re picking up here among people who perhaps don’t want to take up their phone or mp3 player’s memory with a bunch of movies. Lenovo you probably associate with Thinkpads and other quality laptop products, but like most electronics companies, they’re always itching to get into another market. In this case they’re dipping their… → Read More
There’s some changes going on at Lenovo. The corporation, of which the Chinese government is its largest shareholder, will turn its attention toward so-called emerging markets, such as the Middle East and Asia, China included. This necessarily comes at the expense of places like Western Europe and North America, where Lenovo will lessen its presence → Read More
We’re about to head off to GDC in San Francisco and mix it up with a bunch of game developers.
Sounds nerdy, yes, but these guys are on par with Hollywood FX artists in the depth and complexity of their craft. It’s no surprise that they need a bunch of beastly machines to make games like Mass Effect and Gears of War. Lenovo’s in the business of making said machines, and their latest look pretty… → Read More
I’m really gonna miss you, Pocket Yoga. Turns out the whole thing is a two-year old concept that’s never going to make it to market. Johnson Li, director of Lenovo’s Innovation Center in Beijing, says that Pocket Yoga was an experimental project that’s been simmering for a couple years but “is finished” now and won’t be developed or sold. Interesting that it’s been around for two… → Read More
Pocket Yoga? Okay. Hopefully that’s just a working codename for that VAIO P-like Lenovo computer that popped up last week. More images have surfaced over on Flickr along with the “Pocket Yoga” moniker. One photo, in particular, shows the Pocket Yoga being written on with a stylus, so it seems we’re looking at a touchscreen here. → Read More