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March 19, 2009

Lenovo UK Web Shop Opens Door to Online Sales

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Lenovo UK Web Shop Opens Door to Online Sales

UK VSB, SOHO and Consumers Can Configure & Purchase PCs Online

Hook, UK, 7th January, 2009 – Lenovo, one of the world’s largest PC manufacturers today announced that VSB, SOHO and consumers in the UK can now buy direct from www.lenovo.com/shop/uk. The move opens up a new customer segment for Lenovo, to complement its traditional indirect route to market.

Using the new web shop, Lenovo customers can configure a maximum of five PCs which are built to order and delivered within 10 working days. Customers will be able to select from latest IdeaPad S10 Netbooks, as well as a range of ThinkPad and ThinkCentre PCs and accessories. Visitors who register for special offers will also receive extra discounts on future orders.

Analyst firm IDC states that 16 percent of UK PC sales to homes and SoHo are direct.

“The new Lenovo web shop expands our horizons beyond our traditional SMB customer base into the homes and offices of the SoHo, VSB and consumers. This strategic new direction complements our existing indirect sales through our channel business partners,” said Alan Munro, VP Lenovo UK and Ireland. “This is not a shift away from our indirect route to market; we’re simply offering new customers more choice and expanding the number of customer touchpoints we have. Our channel business remains strategically important to us, particularly in enabling us to satisfy demand from customers in the SMB market and we will continue to drive demand for both direct and indirect routes to market through various web and marketing programmes.”

Customers looking to purchase more than five PCs & support services are encouraged to order through Lenovo Business Partners

Lenovo Lays Stake on Prime Screen Real-Estate with Industry’s First Dual Screen Mobile Workstation

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Lenovo Lays Stake on Prime Screen Real-Estate with Industry’s First Dual Screen Mobile Workstation

ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation brings ultimate intersection of innovation and performance

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.”

To watch a video demonstration of the ThinkPad W700ds, click here.

The Power of Two
Because many workstation users typically work with two monitors, Lenovo designed the ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation with two screens to accommodate their work habits while on-the-go and to eliminate the compromise of having only one display when operating in a mobile environment. Research has shown that extra screen real-estate with multiple monitors helps maximize user productivity versus single display solutions.1 Measuring almost 40 percent of the 17-inch primary screen, the 10.6-inch second screen gives users extra screen real-estate, measuring approximately the size of a Lenovo IdeaPad S10e netbook.

The second screen easily slides out from the PC cover behind the primary screen, and it can also be adjusted to fit a user’s viewing angle by up to 30 degrees, similarly to how a car’s rear view mirror tilts. This unique feature and test of engineering only adds a few millimeters in additional thickness to the mobile workstation over its predecessor, the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation.

The second screen complements the primary optional 400-nit WUXGA display, which provides up to twice the brightness of earlier ThinkPad mobile workstations. The primary screen’s 72 percent wide color gamut enables more than 50 percent greater color intensity for an uncompromised viewing experience.

Intersection of Innovation and Performance
With its second screen, the ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation builds on the breakthrough capabilities offered in the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation that included the industry’s first built-in digitizer and color calibrator for mobile workstations.

Ideal for digital content creators and users, the optional digitizer provides high resolution, pressure high resolution, pressure sensitive control of the primary screen, the primary and the secondary screen or a specific defined area of either screen. Select models also come with a color calibrator that quickly and automatically adjusts the screen’s color to give true-to-life images and rendering 2D and 3D images, which are important items for digital content creators.

Professional photographer, Phil Borges commented, “The Lenovo ThinkPad W700 is the ultimate in portable workstations for photographers. The built in calibration and the ultra bright monitor make it possible for me to do work on the road that I would normally have to wait to do in the studio. The W700’s two built-in hard drives make backing up photos while I’m on the road or in the studio a snap. Normally the process takes me a couple of hours, but with the W700 backup time is cut in half. Now the new ThinkPad W700ds takes it one step further with a second screen that allows me to move all my working palets to the second screen and gives me more real estate on the main screen for photo editing.”

The ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation gives users the latest technologies that are essential for work in data and graphics-intensive fields such as computer-assisted design, computer-aided manufacturing and others. Top processing and graphics performance includes choices of Intel® mobile quad core and extreme processors with optional dual hard drives with RAID configurations and choices of NVIDIA® Quadro FX mobile graphics. The mobile workstation offers up to 8 GB of high speed DDR3 memory and choices of solid state drive storage and traditional hard disk drives for a maximum of 960 GB of possible total storage. The mobile workstation also carries certifications from more than 20 independent software applications.

“The Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation is a great example of the type of innovation that can be developed utilizing Intel’s most advanced processors,” said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager, Mobile Platforms Group, Intel. “The Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme quad-core processor delivers the ultimate computing performance for mobile professionals, and we are very pleased that Lenovo’s newest mobile workstation runs on this advanced technology.”

The ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation offers a rich, customizable multimedia experience with optional ™ DVD burner/player and high speed UDMA compact flash reader, support for Dual Link DVI, Display Port and VGA, a 7-in-1 multicard reader and five USB ports. In addition to WiFi, for connectivity beyond the office, select models support WiMAX. Security features include an optional fingerprint reader, a smartcard reader and hard drives with full-disk encryption.

The powerhouse mobile workstation also balances functionality with staying cool and quiet. Lenovo engineered a dual thermal solution to keep the ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation running as cool as ThinkPad notebooks and quieter than the ambient noise in a typical office.

Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation is available immediately through Lenovo business partners. Pricing is available on request.

For b-roll of the ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation, click here.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

Global PC Company Lenovo Teams Up with Leading Formula 1 Team Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

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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.

Lenovo engineers and technology specialists have already begun to specify the mobile wireless computing technology required by the Formula 1 race team as well as the fast and demanding desktop computing needs of the pit garage and pit wall battlestations. Lenovo technology is being integrated into the heart of the team as it travels the world on the Formula 1 calendar.

Martin Whitmarsh, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes CEO Formula 1, said: “Both Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and Lenovo are committed to the competitive advantages from exceptional engineering. We are looking forward to the significant technology contribution that Lenovo will provide through its notebooks and desktop computer solutions.”

The partnership with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes provides a highly visible demonstration of Lenovo’s exceptional engineering as the corporation strengthens its position in the global marketplace. Lenovo is a leader in the technology race for fast, reliable and wireless computing power.

“Vodafone McLaren Mercedes performs at the highest level in Formula 1 and integrates PC technology into every aspect of its car design, development and racing –- as well as its business operations,” said Deepak Advani, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Lenovo. “Lenovo has an excellent heritage of computing performance and reliability in complex, high-profile, global events –- such as the Olympic Games –- and we look forward to making a significant contribution to the team.”

Formula 1 teams have long been pioneering users of high-speed computer technology, using trackside PCs to perform a wide variety of tasks ranging from starting the cars through to the complex analysis of thousands of data points transmitted from the cars to the pits during the races. Vodafone McLaren Mercedes goes a step further, however, supplying statisticians and engineers back in the UK with real-time race data from anywhere in the world. Such a complex operation provides an excellent platform for showcasing personal computing technologies that highlight innovation, reliability and performance.

About Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
Vodafone McLaren Mercedes operates a global racing team with more than 1,000 people based at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking and at Mercedes-Benz engine and automotive development facilities at Brixworth, U.K., and Stuttgart, Germany. Driver Lewis Hamilton took a first-place finish in the 2008 F1 driver’s championship, and the McLaren team took a second-place finish in the F1 constructor’s championship. The team’s drivers are popular worldwide, and the McLaren organisation is well-known in such developing economies as India, China, Brazil and Russia, which are strategic growth areas for Lenovo.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

“Lockdown Now PC.” Lenovo Locks Out Thieves from ThinkPad Notebook PCs

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“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.

According to the 2008 CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey2, 42 percent of computer attacks and incidents among U.S. organizations in both private and public sectors occurred as a result of notebook PC theft. Lenovo’s new Remote Disable dramatically enhances the security of a lost or stolen ThinkPad notebook PC by speeding up the time it takes to lock the PC, helping to prevent unauthorized access to the computer’s data.

To activate Remote Disable, users create a simple text message command such as “lockdown now PC” or “PC shut off” that can be used if a notebook PC is lost or stolen. A user sends the kill command to the ThinkPad notebook via cell phone to the PC’s onboard mobile broadband service and the computer becomes inoperable3. If the PC is turned off when a user sends a kill command, the PC will automatically disable the next time it registers on the network. Users also receive a confirmation text message that validates when the Remote Disable technology has been successfully executed. To reactivate the disabled PC, a user enters his or her pre-set passcode created during notebook startup.

“Remote Disable dramatically reduces the anxiety and waiting people often experience when they’ve been the victim of a lost or stolen notebook PC,” said Bob Galush, vice president, Software and Peripherals Marketing, Lenovo.” Through our work with Phoenix, we are able to reduce customers’ security risks and potential exposure of their confidential data when their ThinkPad notebook is lost or stolen. Combined with features like built-in biometric fingerprint readers, full hard drive encryption and embedded security chips, Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks offer the latest industry-leading PC security technologies.”

Pricing and Availability4
Lenovo’s Remote Disable is included in the price of the notebook at no additional charge. It will be available 1Q 2009 on select ThinkPad notebooks that are enabled for mobile broadband1. Remote Disable will be supported worldwide wherever cellular phone systems support GSM (Global System for Mobile communications) SMS (Short Message Service) text message transmission.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

Lenovo Launches IdeaPad netbook PC

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Lenovo Launches IdeaPad netbook PC

BASINGSTOKE, UK – November 25th 2008: Lenovo today introduced the IdeaPad S10e netbook. Designed for mobile users from all walks of life, the new 10.1’ inch netbook with an LED backlit display, combines the portability of a small and light PC device starting under 1.2kg with Internet and multimedia functionality at an affordable price.

“Our new IdeaPad S10e offers Lenovo’s unmatched end user experience and quality to whole new set of users in the market place.” said Vincent Fauquenot, VP Transactional Business, Lenovo EMEA. “With the new netbook, Lenovo introduces a very attractive design, price point, and specification that delivers affordable mobile computing for families and professionals.”

Enabling Technology-Led Mobility
The Lenovo IdeaPad S10e netbook is designed as a lightweight mobile PC for customers in all segments. Additionally, the Lenovo netbook provides basic functionality for Word processing and light multimedia capabilities. For a faster PC experience, it includes the Instant On1 feature. This allows users to quickly check email, browse the Internet, conduct video conferencing, view photos or listen to music without having to fully boot the operating system. A built-in webcam makes creating and sharing video messaging simple.

Taking netbooks to the next level
Lenovo offers a variety of customisation options including hardware technologies, software and flexible warranties to fit individual needs. Choices of operating systems include Microsoft Windows XP Home, XP Pro or Novell SLED 10 Linux. Designed to handle the rigors of mobile computing, the netbook comes equipped with a 4 GB solid state drive for reliability or a hard drive up to 160 GB.

The netbook come with the Intel® Atom processor, several choices of memory size up to 1.5 GB and a variety of ports for expansion. Users can connect wired or wirelessly through Ethernet, WiFi2 and optional Bluetooth. Outfitted with a standard ExpressCard 34 slot, the netbook can also be enabled for mobile broadband3.

Lenovo also offers flexible warranties extending up to three years and shorter warranty periods covering limited parts replacement.

Availability and Pricing3
The IdeaPad S10e netbook will be available starting at the end of November through Lenovo and Lenovo Business Partners. Prices will start at £299 (including VAT).

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

Lenovo Introduces High Value Desktop PC for Cost-Conscious Buyers; Ideal for Emerging Markets

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Lenovo Introduces High Value Desktop PC for Cost-Conscious Buyers; Ideal for Emerging Markets

New ThinkCentre A57e Delivers Affordable, Reliable and Hassle-Free Computing to Small Business

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.

The dependable, easy-to-use ThinkCentre A57e desktop PC is powered by Intel® Atom™ processors and comes pre-loaded with either Windows Vista® or XP® and a selection of ThinkVantage Technologies to deliver piece of mind computing. The new PC incorporates a thermal design feature that keeps the system cool and protects the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Hard Disk Drives (HDDs).

The Lenovo ThinkCentre A57e desktops come equipped with:

· AntiSurge Lan Design – allows the A57e to perform in extreme conditions, a feature which is particularly useful in some emerging markets where broadband penetration is low and power voltage unstable.
· Lenovo ThinkVantage Technologies – a comprehensive set of productivity and manageability software tools that lowers the total cost of ownership and frees up IT staff to focus on more critical IT issues. It includes Rescue and Recovery™ with Express Repair for recovering many system issues in 2-3 minutes and System Update, which automatically downloads latest updates over the internet.
· Microsoft® Office (Trial)/Adobe® Reader – preloaded ready for daily business use.
· Functional Features – A57e supports 667MHz memory up to 2Gb and up to 320Gb hard disk drive.

“The ThinkCentre A57e has been engineered through more than 2000 rigorous testing processes including enhanced early-life performance, electronic static discharge, volt shots, emissions and acoustics, shock, vibration and drops. SMB customers can have the assurance that the A57e is robust, reliable, energy-efficient and durable computing at its best”, says Per Ronn Olesen, Desktop Business Unit Director, Lenovo EMEA, “It has designed with SMB customers’ business and personal computing needs in mind, making it the ultimate tool for small business.”

Pricing and Availability:

ThinkCentre A57e is available immediately. Pricing on request.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centres in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina/ For more information see www.lenovo.com.

Lenovo Introduces Mobile “Vault” with ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive

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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.

The new secure hard drive meets the 128-bit advanced encryption security standard to help ensure information remains secure, and real-time encryption means users don’t have to wait for the “lag time” that typically accompanies encrypted drives. The hard drive features full-disk encryption for up to ten unique user ID’s and one administrator, making it an ideal tool for ThinkPad notebook PC users on-the-go or collaborating at work. Additionally, the self-powered hard drive eliminates the hassle of keeping up with power cords, and a convenient built-in USB cable makes transferring data simple and stores in the hard drive’s housing when not in use.

Recognized for its combination of simple-to-use design and advanced levels of security, the Consumer Electronics Association recently awarded the ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive the CES Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Best of Innovations Award in the Computer Peripherals category.

The prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards recognize achievements in product design and engineering and are sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association. Innovations entries are judged based on engineering qualities, aesthetic and design qualities, function and user value and unique features. In addition to the new hard drive, the CEA recognized Lenovo as an Honoree in the Computer Peripherals category for its space-saving and eco-friendly design of the ThinkCentre M57p Eco ultra small form factor desktop. With the desktop’s vertical stand, users can attach the desktop behind their ThinkVision monitor, saving previous desktop real estate and showing off a clean design.

The peripherals will be displayed at the 2009 International CES, which runs January 8-11, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Innovations Design and Engineering Showcase will feature honorees by product category at the Sands Expo and Convention Center/The Venetian, Booth #72062. Best of Innovations honoree products will also be displayed at the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center, next to Experience CEA and at CES Unveiled: The Official Press Event of the International CES on Tuesday, January 6.

Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad USB Portable Secure Hard Drive will be available starting in mid-November. Prices available on request. It will be available through Lenovo business partners.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

LENOVO TURNS THE LIGHTS DOWN LOW WITH POWER MANAGER ON NEW THINKCENTRE PC

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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.

Power Manager allows customers to save energy and lower electricity costs by enabling system administrators to monitor and remotely control the amount of electricity used by all Power Manager enabled desktops in a PC fleet. For example, PCs can be programmed to shut down evenings or weekends. Through the use of Power Manager and Intel®vPro™technologies, the ThinkCentre M58p provides the user with the lowest total cost of ownership of any ThinkCentre.

Bryant University in Rhode Island, a long time ThinkCentre customer, will be one of the first organizations to purchase the ThinkCentre M58/M58 for its fleet. “Bryant is proud to be a partner in innovative technology with Lenovo, the recognized leader in exceptionally engineered PCs,” said Art Gloster, vice president of information services at Bryant University. “The ThinkCentre M58 desktop will allow Bryant to support more secure and more energy efficient operations and enable faster information processing.”

Further solidifying the ThinkCentre M58/M58p as one of the industry’s leading “green” computing solutions is the gold status achieved from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool organization, or EPEAT. Lenovo has a total of 24 ThinkCentre desktops that have become EPEAT Gold certified. EPEAT was created to provide a green standard for electronics purchases. The M58/M58p has also passed the stringent testing of GREENGUARD Environmental Institute, which probed for the presence of up to 2,000 potentially harmful contaminants, in addition to receiving the GREENGUARD Certification for Children & Schools, which takes into account children’s higher sensitivity to pollutants.

The ThinkCentre M58/M58p is also the first ThinkCentre PC to support Hardware Password Manager, which allows for oversight of user, supervisory, BIOS and HDD passwords. HPM is available in April, 2009 and requires a separate software purchase. Previous ThinkCentre versions of a password manager only allowed for password management at the software level. Additionally, the user can disable/enable USB and PS2 ports for complete “security” peace of mind.

“The ThinkCentre M58/M58p was designed specifically for the rigorous demands of large enterprises in the business and education world. The design goal for the M58/M58p was to be the greenest, most secure, most manageable and quietest ThinkCentre ever, said Dilip Bhatia, executive director, global desktop marketing, Lenovo. “Our customers will benefit from our advanced technologies such as Power Manager, support for Hardware Password Manager and other features.”

Available in three form factors – Tower, Small Form Factor and Ultra Small Form Factor – the ThinkCentre M58p offers top performance with Intel® vPro™processing technology: Intel® Core™2 Duo E8×00 or Core™2 Quad Q9xx0. The ThinkCentre M58 offers the Intel® Q45 chipset with ICH10-DO. The ThinkCentre M5/M58p is also quieter and cooler than any previous ThinkCentre: across all form factors, it is up to six decibels quieter than the ThinkCentre M57/M57p and the hard drive and the processor power module run six and eleven percent cooler, respectively, than the M57/M57p. Embracing new technology, the M58/M58p is the first ThinkCentre with onboard Displayport.2

The ThinkCentre M58/M58p comes with a limited, three-year onsite warranty with next business day service.3 End of life disposal solutions round out Lenovo’s commitment to green computing and preserving the environment. Customers can take advantage of Lenovo’s Asset Recovery Service and benefit from a convenient process to recover maximum value and dispose of retired assets. By doing so, customers may be able to receive cash back to offset the costs of future PC purchases, further lowering their total cost of ownership.

Lenovo’s new ThinkCentre M58/M58P is being showcased at Educause, one of America’s largest, IT focused education conferences, October 28-30. For a demo and more information at the show, visit Lenovo at Educause booth 1133.

Pricing and Availability
The ThinkCentre M58/M58p is available immediately in Tower and Small Form factor versions, while the Eco Ultra Small Form Factor will be available in December, 2008. All products will be available through business partners. Monitor is sold separately. Prices available on request.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

Lenovo Launches New Line of 15.4” Widescreen Notebooks in EMEA

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Lenovo Launches New Line of 15.4” Widescreen Notebooks in EMEA

Lenovo 3000 N500 Brings Worry-Free and Affordable Performance Computing to Very Small Businesses (VSBs) and SoHo Customers

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.

The new Lenovo 3000 N500 notebook comes preloaded with a choice of Windows Vista® Home Basic, Home Premium or Business 32 editions. With a choice of several of the latest Intel® processors including Intel® Core™2 Duo, the Lenovo 3000 N500 boasts four side-accessible, high-speed USB 2.0 ports; a 1394 FireWire port, a 5-in-1 card reader to enable additional storage options and to allow customers to download and save photos, music and other media onto their PC. Select models feature Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® and Ethernet connectivity. Together these provide broad compatibility with many consumer devices such as digital cameras, digital camcorders, USB storage devices, game controllers and MP3 players. At 15.4”, the monitor offers a larger viewing area than standard LCD screens and extra space when using applications such as multi-column spreadsheets.

Full-featured, widescreen Lenovo 3000 N500 notebooks provide not only the functionality to run a small business but also the features to enjoy computing at home. Lenovo 3000 N500 notebooks come equipped with:

· High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) - allows customers to use Lenovo 3000 N500 notebook as a multi-channel video source to an external TV or monitor. A 1.3MP webcam is available on select models
· Lenovo Care - One-Button System Recovery™ for worry-free computing prevents against system crash or viruses with the push of a button
· Lenovo ThinkVantage Technologies - A comprehensive set of productivity and manageability tools that lowers the total cost of ownership, and frees up IT staff to focus on more critical IT issues.

· Lenovo Camera Centre and Lenovo Video Conferencing

· Legendary Keyboard Design – designed by the same engineers that created the legendary ThinkPad® notebook keyboards, the Lenovo 3000 N500 keyboard has specialized shortcut keys to various in-built tools like Lenovo Care, Presentation Director and multi-media controls for stop, play, forward, rewind and pause.
· Presentation Director – display configuration software that enables customers to quickly and easily configure their notebook to display a presentation on an external projector, monitor or television avoiding interruptions from applications that may be running simultaneously and also by disabling screen saver and power management timers, desktop and instant-messaging windows

“Very Small Business users demand on-the-go flexibility, accessibility and an enhanced user experience that makes computing easy and worry-free. At Lenovo, we’re committed to equipping customers with the most effective, high-performance and sytlish computing tools that are tailor-made to suit their business – at a price point they can afford,” said Vincent Fauquenot, VP Transactional Business, Lenovo EMEA.

Availability and Pricing
The notebooks will be available immediately in the EMEA region. Prices are available on request.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

Breaking the Mold: New Lenovo ThinkPad Notebook and Tablet PCs Defy Ultraportable Computing

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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[1] and with models offering maximum battery life lasting up to more than 13 hours[2], 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.

Both PCs offer improved usability over previous Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks, notably with the ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC’s enhanced multimedia capabilities, dual swivel screen and a full-size keyboard. And to help protect against bumps and bruises, Lenovo brought its innovative ThinkPad top cover roll cage pioneered in the ThinkPad X300 notebook to select models of the ThinkPad X200s notebook, balancing light weight with extreme durability.

“We continually strive to balance the features customers care most about – light weight, long battery life and ease of use – when engineering our ThinkPad notebooks,” said Mark Cohen, vice president, Notebook Business Unit, Lenovo. “From the new ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC to the ThinkPad X200s notebook, our most recent X Series ThinkPad notebooks push the design envelope, delivering tailored solutions to unique user needs while balancing usability, weight and battery life like never before.”

ThinkPad X200s Notebook
Powered by the latest small form factor Intel® Centrino® 2 with vPro technology, the ThinkPad X200s notebook combines thin and light design with powerful functionality. Select models are reinforced with Lenovo’s signature carbon and glass fiber top cover roll cage to provide ultra-light design with extra strength to exceed the rigors of mobile computing environments, helping make it Lenovo’s lightest ThinkPad notebook to date. Select models are also equipped with up to 128 GB solid state drive storage, LED backlit displays, and Ultra-Wideband functionality as well as Bluetooth connectivity for an exceptional computing experience. With a new optional nine-cell battery, the notebook offers users extended-day computing. Compatible with Lenovo’s new optional ThinkPad X200 Ultrabase,™ users can even charge a second battery and swap it out later for uninterrupted mobile computing. They can also opt to choose a Blu-Ray DVD player and additional hard drive on the ultrabase for added functionality.

ThinkPad X200 Tablet
With models weighing only 3.5 pounds[3], the ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC gives users the best of notebook performance with the convenience of notetaking, similar to pen and paper functionality, in a digital form. Ideal for environments such as healthcare, real estate, education and sales, Lenovo’s first widescreen Tablet PC also offers models providing up to more than 10 hours of battery life[4] for a full day of computing. Equipped with the latest low-voltage version of the small form factor Intel® Centrino® 2 with vPro technology, select models also offer up to 128 GB solid state drive storage, LED backlit displays, GPS[5] and ultra wideband functionality as well as mobile broadband[6]. Both the Tablet PC and ThinkPad X200s notebook come with WiFi connectivity6 with optional WiMAX models coming later this year. Users can also opt for security options including fingerprint readers and full disk encryption solutions.

“We have recommended Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks and Tablet PCs for years to our clients in the healthcare industry“, said David Sturdivant, vice president of sales, Alpheon Corporation, a managed services provider in Raleigh, N.C. and Lenovo Business Partner. “We value the performance, quality and reliability Lenovo products afford as well as the leading warranties and services to help provide our customers a complete IT solution. We are looking forward to integrating the latest ThinkPad products into our portfolio.”

Lenovo worked with its customer and business partners to improve the Tablet PC’s usability and multimedia capabilities by integrating several new technologies, including:

Full-size keyboard: allows an easier typing and computing experience
Dual swivel screen: enables users to turn the screen either direction to shift between notebook and Tablet PC mode more naturally
Improved multimedia: dual-array digital microphones reduce ambient noise with noise-canceling software for conducting clearer voice over Internet protocol calls. A built-in camera provides improved quality pictures for web conferencing, and stereo speakers help increase audio volume for hearing multimedia presentations in noisy environments
Touch sensitivity: recognizes a lighter pen or finger touch

Models of the ThinkPad notebook and Tablet PC are qualified as Gold by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool for their environmental attributes, including energy-efficient technologies such as low and ultra-low volt processors, LED backlit displays and solid state drive storage. Additionally, they are 20 percent more energy efficient than previous Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks.

Pricing and Availability[7]
The X200s and X200 Tablet notebooks will be available in September and October, respectively. They will be sold through Lenovo Business Partners. Prices available on request.

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

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