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  • Lenovo sells off mobile unit that nobody knew existed

    Well how do you like that? Lenovo has cell phones — another reminder that the United States isn’t the only country in the universe (or world, for that matter). Lenovo had cell phones, I should say, as its recently announced that it’ll sell off the mobile phone unit for $100 million in order to concentrate on computers. Good for you, Lenovo. It’s hard enough having a… Read More

  • Rumor Smashed: Lenovo not outsourcing to Taiwan

    This is not happening according to my Lenovo rep. No… the press reports that note Lenovo is moving ThinkPad production from China to Taiwan are incorrect. There are no plans to change ThinkPad production. Read More

  • Lenovo outsourcing its manufacturing to Taiwan


    The article is a little vague (an ambiguous summary of some second-hand information from a Chinese newspaper) but apparently Lenovo is going to be hiring Taiwanese manufacturers for its notebooks rather than keep it all in the family. The laptops we saw were pretty nice, so let’s hope this is a sign that they’re getting lots of orders and can’t keep up with demand. Lenovo… Read More

  • Hands on with the Lenovo IdeaPads

    [photopress:lenovo__006.jpg,full,pp_image] Here’s a hands on of all the new Lenovo IdeaPads. Photos by Devin. Above is the 15-inch. Read More

  • Lenovo lets loose three IdeaPads: Y710, Y510, U110

    Ever since my conversion into the Apple race, I tend to shake my head at other notebook manufacturers and think their hardware isn’t as nice or pretty or whatever. I obviously come to my senses shortly after and take another look at it from an objective standpoint. More often than not I see the error of my ways, but sometimes crap is just crap and there’s no getting around that. I… Read More

  • Lenovo's ThinkStation workstations shed IBM moniker

    Lenevo today introduced new ThinkStation brand workstations into the PC market. The two new models include the S10 and higher-end D10 workstations. The S10 will offer Intel Core 2/Core 2 Extreme processors, graphic solutions from NVIDIA, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and multiple slots, bays and USB ports. The D10 will feature all of the above except with the quad-core Intel Xeon processor. Make sure… Read More

  • Acer Will Grow Gateway, Get Access To Packard Bell

    So for $710 million, Acer bought Gateway — the same company that was worth $7 billion back in 1997 and purchased eMachines in 2004. Its fall from grace is a testament to the importance of good management and an even better business model. Read More

  • Lenovo Wants Packard Bell

    PC manufacturer/IBM buyer Lenovo today declared its intent to purchase Packard Bell. So far, not many details are available about the acquisition. Seems both companies would rather not comment on the deal right now. I wonder why… Oh wait. That’s right. No one gives a shit about Packard Bell anymore and hasn’t since 1993. My mistake! Does Packard Bell make anything still? Read More

  • Lenovo Has Linux On The Brain, Will Release Laptops With The OS This Year

    Lenovo will release laptops that have Linux instead of Windows later this year. I know, I know, this means the end of Microsoft as we know it… hellfire, dark clouds… Reuters, can’t be bothered to explain why Lenovo is making the switch, but it does go into great detail, in true reverse pyramid style, explaining how Dell announced a few months ago that it too was making the… Read More

  • New Thinkpads Due Out This Month

    Today Lenovo announced their newest laptop, the ThinkPad T61p. Touted as Lenovo’s highest-performing and greenest notebook, this 15.4-inch widescreen mobile workstation is Linux-certified, features an 802.11n connection, NVIDIA’s Quatro FX chipset, and optional Ultra-Wideband wireless. The ThinkPad T61p raises the bar on performance with Lenovo’s Ultra Connect II wireless… Read More

  • Thinkpad Reserve: X61 In Disguise

    Finally my hatred of cows and love for technology have come together in the form of a leather-bound Thinkpad. This bovine beauty is actually a stock X61 with a leather jacket which can remain attached while the laptop is in use. It has a decent hardware lineup with a low-voltage 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM and 160GB hard drive. An 80GB external HDD is also included for backups. The true… Read More

  • Lenovo's Latest Laptops Promise Battery Life To The EXtreme…Sorta, Kinda


    If you frequently use the excuse “my battery died” to get out of working, don’t buy the new Lenovo ThinkPad X61 or X61s notebooks or the X61 Tablet. According to the company’s details on the three systems, the ThinkPad X61s will keep you up and running for more than 12 hours and the ThinkPad X61 and X61 Tablet will run approximately up to 11 and 10 hours respectively. Read More

  • Lenovo Tablet PC with Santa Rosa

    The Lenovo ThinkPad X61 tablet PC was accidently leaked and the specs look pretty tempting. Not only does it have the latest Intel processor, Santa Rose, it also includes a few other things you might want in a tablet PC. An Intel GMA X3100 graphics card isn’t too shabby nor the 2GB of RAM, 160GB HDD, Bluetooth, Fingerprint scanner or the 802.11 a/b/g/n. Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet PC… Read More

  • Lenovo Launches Stronger, Quieter, Cooler ThinkPads


    Ususally when you hear about a manufacturer’s new laptop, it’s all about the latest processor or fancy screens. Lenovo’s taking a different route. Since notebook computers have become so hard to differentiate, the Len’s going back to basics with a pair of Intel Centrino-based laptops with innovations in more than just the architecture of the innards. The new ThinkPads… Read More

  • Intel's Santa Rosa Explained in Excruciating Detail

    You may have been reading CrunchGear today wondering what in God’s name is all this Santa Rosa business about. Luckily the crew at Computer Shopper has a giant feature that explains what Intel’s new chipset is and what it means to you. They also have a bunch of in-depth reviews of Santa Rosa laptops that I wouldn’t even have the patience to come up with. They look at… Read More

  • Lenovo Recalls ThinkPad Batteries

    Not a huge deal, but Lenovo has recalled 205,000 Sanyo Electric battery packs that were sold with R60, R60e, T60, T60p, Z60m, Z61e, Z61m, and Z61p series laptops. The batteries have heating issues that could result in notebook damage — read: explosions. Lenovo sold the battery as an accessory for $180 and is part number FRU P/N 92P1131. If you have the battery, contact Lenovo online or… Read More

  • Lenovo Rolls Out Vista Mini PCs

    Lenovo, Chinese makers of the suh-wheat Thinkpads, is expanding its desktop line with the A55 SFF desktop PCs. The Mac Mini-ish boxes are full power, though, with enough muscle to run Vista with dual-monitors out of the box. That’s decent. The boxes are centered around Core 2 Duo chips, and starting tomorrow they’ll be available pre-loaded with Vista, like just about everything… Read More

  • Lenovo Gives T60 Thinkpad The Widescreen Treatment

    Lenovo has finally gone widescreen on its T60 Thinkpad models. You can now grab the T60 with a 15.4” widescreen display starting at $1399. Other features on the T60 Thinkpad include Core 2 Duo CPUs, WWAN, and security features. The T60 widescreen is targeted at business power users who need the extra screen real estate for presentations and “powerful business… Read More

  • Lenovo Reaches 22-Inches

    Akihabara reports that Lenovo is now offering a 22-inch widescreen LCD. The display supports a 1680×1050 WSXGA+ resolution. It also has a 700:1 contrast ratio, a 300cd/m2 brightness and 5ms response time. The D221 will be available in Europe in early December for $350EUR. Expect it to drop stateside in relatively quick succession for about $460. A Lenovo 22” Wide screen [via Gizmodo] Read More

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet Unveiled

    Lenovo unveiled their new ThinkPad X60 tablet PC today. The X60 is a vast improvement over previous tablets offered. It features a newly designed screen that has improved indoor/outdoor viewing and allows users to use their finger as well as a pen for input. Another very cool feature is called Active Rotate; no matter which way the PC is turned, the desktop will always face the user. This… Read More