• Lenovo And YouTube Announce Space Lab: The Ultimate Science Fair

    Lenovo And YouTube Announce Space Lab: The Ultimate Science Fair

    When I was just a wee pupil, an excellent science fair project didn’t get you much. At best, you walked away with a blue ribbon and the satisfaction of knowing your paper mache volcano was better than your friends’. These days, a great science project can win you much more, like the opportunity to attend a rocket launch in Japan. Way cooler, yes? Thanks to a partnership between… Read More

  • Lenovo COO Jumps Ship To Become President And CEO At Chip Maker AMD

    Lenovo COO Jumps Ship To Become President And CEO At Chip Maker AMD

    Chip manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has named Rory P. Read its new president, CEO and board member, effective today. Read joins AMD from PC maker Lenovo, where he worked for five years and most recently served as president and COO. Thomas Seifert, who served as AMD’s interim CEO since January 2011, will return to his role as SVP, Chief Financial Officer. Read More

  • Lenovo ThinkPad Honeycomb Tablet Up For Sale, Shipping Soon

    Lenovo ThinkPad Honeycomb Tablet Up For Sale, Shipping Soon

    Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet is meant for business types, but it just might be the best Honeycomb tablet available right now. It was announced late last month alongside the consumer-oriented IdeaPad K1 and the Windows version, the P1. Well, Lenovo is finally ready to take your credit card in exchange for a place in the shipping line. The tablet starts out at $499 for the 16GB, WiFi-only… Read More

  • Lenovo CEO Stabs At The iPad, Ignores His Own Tablets’ Faults

    Lenovo CEO Stabs At The iPad, Ignores His Own Tablets’ Faults

    Lenovo is the fastest growing PC maker in the world. The Chinese computer company outgrew every other PC maker for the past seven quarters and is now the third largest PC maker by volume. There’s no questioning Lenovo is a major player in the desktop and notebook fields — and soon tablets, or so says the CEO, Yang Yuanquing. Lenovo recently announced three tablets, the… Read More

  • Lenovo Doubles Q1 Profits, Is Now The World’s No.3 PC Vendor

    Lenovo Doubles Q1 Profits, Is Now The World’s No.3 PC Vendor

    Lenovo reported results for the first quarter of the fiscal year today, and in a nutshell, things are looking pretty good for the Chinese powerhouse. Quarterly sales soared 15% year-on-year to US$5.9 billion, while net income even ballooned from $54.9 to $108.8 million in the same time frame. Read More

  • Get $100 Off The 64GB Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Before It’s Even Out

    Get $100 Off The 64GB Lenovo IdeaPad K1 Before It’s Even Out

    I like this trend. The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is the latest non-iPad tablet to find deep discounts as soon as it’s announced. Similar cuts were made to the TouchPad and other Honeycomb tablets shortly after launch. This affilate deal comes by way of LogicBuy.com who is offering a clean $100 off the MSRP of the just-announced 64GB Lenovo K1 tablet. That brings the 64GB flavor down to the price… Read More

  • Lenovo Outs The ThinkPad Tablet, An Android Tablet You Might Actually Want

    Lenovo Outs The ThinkPad Tablet, An Android Tablet You Might Actually Want

    Last week I tuned into a press preview of today’s Lenovo announcement. It was an online presentation so, you know, I went on and did other things while half listening. I was nearly ready to close the tab after listening to 20 minutes of some product manager explaining every little detail about the consumer-oriented IdeaPad K1 Honeycomb tablet. All he really had to say was, “We made… Read More

  • Lenovo And NEC Launch PC Joint Venture In Japan

    The joint venture NEC and Lenovo announced back in January is now reality: the companies today said they have finally set up “NEC Lenovo Japan”, which Lenovo holds a 51% stake in (NEC holds the rest of the shares). The joint venture is limited to the Japanese PC market at this point, but NEC Lenovo instantly gained the bragging rights to call itself the country’s biggest PC… Read More

  • Lenovo Waves Their New Tablet Around At Brazil Event

    We’ve heard many things about Lenovo’s tablet plans, but they’re a bit hard to parse. After all, Lenovo is among the tablet faithful, and their convertible Windows machines have been selling steadily for years. We’ve heard they’ll be bringing a new Android tablet (the Ideapad) to the US, but whether it’s just a revamped LePad, a resurrected U1-type device… Read More

  • Lenovo Sees 2012 To Be The Year Of USB 3.0

    USB 3.0 devices have been available since late 2009. I tested several first-gen USB 3.0 external hard drives in early 2010 and the spec hit several laptop platforms a bit after that. Still, even though it’s nearly halfway through 2011 now, USB 3.0-equipped computers are rare. One Lenovo product manager expects the spec to hit the big time next year. Read More

  • Lenovo X1 Appears In All Its Swanky Glory On A Lenovo Notebook Comparison Chart

    Let’s just say it: The Lenovo X1 is real, m’kay? It’s not even a leak anymore. A full-fledge stream of info has been pouring out of Lenovo about the upcoming notebook. Last week it was an X1 ad spot on the official Lenovo YouTube channel and now the notebook appeared — along with most of its stats — on a Lenovo notebook comparison screen. The damn thing is even… Read More

  • Report: Lenovo Convertible Tablet Hitting This June, $499 And Up

    It was only a matter of time until Lenovo broke into the Honeycomb party. The company’s upcoming Tegra 2 tablet is reportedly set to hit this June with an iPad-ish WiFi/3G and storage pricing scheme starting with a 16GB WiFi-only model. Not that exciting, right? You’re probably saying it’s more of the same ol’ Android nonsense. Read More

  • Lenovo: "No Plans To Introduce A 23-inch Tablet"

    Did the story about Lenovo’s 23-inch tablet sound a little too advantageous? Yeah, it was. Lenovo has no plans on introducing a 23-inch tablet, countering what William Cai, a senior specialist in marketing, stated a tech conference recently. Ray Gorman, executive director of Lenovo communications, said via ZDNet: “As you know, it is usually not Lenovo’s practice to talk… Read More

  • A 23-inch Tablet Coming From Lenovo This Year?

    Lenovo be crazy. Or smart. Either way it seems the firm is hoping to out a 23-inch tablet by the end of 2011. This comes right from William Cai, a Lenovo senior specialist in marketing, during a talk at this year’s Gadget Show Live. I’m going with smart rather than dumb. The man goes on to talk about the obvious challenges with the project with battery life being the biggest issue. Read More

  • Tobii Technology Unveils Eye Tracking Laptop, A World First

    A new technology that we’ve been hearing about for a few year finally is getting unveiled today at CeBIT in Germany. Tobii Technology has partnered up with Lenovo to create a laptop with integrated eye tracking control. It is said that it will add to the functionality of a keyboard and mouse, rather than killing them. Read More

  • Lenovo LePad Launching In China Next Month, World In June

    Nevermind the Lenovo LePad was officially announced — read: not prematurely leaked — seven months ago back July 2010. The Android 2.2 tablet will finally ship in China next month and then worldwide in June. So yeah, that’s nearly a year from announcement to worldwide launch. Craziness. Just ship the damn tablets already. Last year the 1.3GHz Snapdragon CPU and Android 2.2… Read More

  • Lenovo ThinkPad T420 Is First Laptop To Get UL Environment's Gold Certification

    Underwriters Laboratories’ UL Environment group — which validates claims, through lab testing, that a company or its product is environmentally sustainable, and helps thwart “greenwashing” — today reported that its first-ever Gold level Sustainable Product Certification (SPC) for a laptop was given to the forthcoming, Lenovo ThinkPad T420. According to a UL… Read More

  • NEC And Lenovo Form Joint Venture To Create Japan's Largest PC Company

    Big shake-up in the PC industry: Yesterday, the country’s biggest PC maker NEC and Lenovo announced a plan to form a joint venture to create Japan’s largest “PC group”. Lenovo will hold a 51% stake in the joint venture (to be incorporated in the Netherlands), while NEC will own the rest. Read More

  • Lenovo Delays US Android Tablet Until Honeycomb, Cancels Windows 7 Tablet Altogether [Update]

    Hopefully you weren’t sitting on the Android tablet sidelines, patiently waiting for Lenovo’s options. Yeah, it’s not going to happen anytime soon. The company’s COO recent stated that the Lenovo’s US-market tablet will not be based around the Android 2.2 Froyo release, but rather Honeycomb. Therefore, if Google pushes back Honeycomb, Lenovo’s tablet… Read More

  • Lenovo May Move Into Enterprise Tablet Business (If There Is Such A Thing)

    Lenovo has voiced guarded enthusiasm for getting into the enterprise tablet market — you know, that’s the one with almost no players at the moment. The Nav9 I recently reviewed is aimed in that direction, and of course HP’s Slate is intended for enterprise as well, but tablets have historically been far less convincing to businesses than, say, Blackberries, so it’s still… Read More

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