Lenovo has decided to push past the competition tiptoeing into the next phase of touch computing by introducing its own touchscreen Table PC.
It began with IBM, it continues with Lenovo. Today marks the 20th anniversary of the venerable ThinkPad lineup of computers. Lenovo is celebrating with a mish-mash of nostalgic press releases, including some material from the ThinkPad's induction to the MoMA earlier this year.
Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo announced Tuesday that it will be bringing PC manufacturing jobs to the U.S. At a time when most PC manufacturers are retrenching, it remains to be seen whether Lenovo's U.S. investment will remain token, or be able to scale.
At a press event in New York today, Lenovo joked that it was the second largest PC maker that nobody's heard of, even after overtaking the silver medal from Dell in October and eyeing HP's lead. It's true, most people have no clue who Lenovo is. Some people might know that IBM sold its PC division to the Chinese company in 2005, but Lenovo's PCs and tablets can hardly be considered breakthrough or iconic. Meet the IdeaPad Yoga. Is it an Ultrabook? A giant 13.3-inch tablet? An oversized tabletop digital calendar? It's all of those and it's one of the most interesting transforming laptops we've seen in a while.
It's not an understatement when we say Android 4.0 tablets have been a disappointment. But things look to be changing this year. With tablets like the Asus Transformer Prime and the IdeaTab S2109 from Lenovo, Android tablets are starting to look like a much more capable alternative to the iPad.
That was quick. After DigiTimes reported that Thunderbolt would be integrated into PCs by April, Lenovo went ahead and announced its new ThinkPad Edge laptop — Thunderbolt port in tow.
Funny how Apple's rumored to be getting into the TV business and then almost overnight, Microsoft is rumored to be getting into the game and now Lenovo, a company that primarily makes computers is also entering the battle.
Careful now. The new Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 is the "world's smallest desktop PC," not the world's smallest PC. Not that we're really complaining, considering how we love small things, but the Q180 is basically a thin nettop PC. You'll need to provide your own monitor and human-sized keyboard.
The onslaught of Ultrabooks has arrived, to fight off the thin and light might of Apple's MacBook Air. Lenovo's U300s is one of the first Ultrabooks coming out of the gate and it's a looker.
This is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1, the thinnest laptop out there outfitted with Intel's speedy Core i7 processor. It's not the cheapest ultraportable out there, but it may be the fastest.