Thursday, March 03, 2005

New Lenovo takes shape

From ZDNet: New Lenovo takes shape

The nouveau Lenovo wants to shake up the PC market's status quo.

"Lenovo Group, China's top PC maker, is moving ahead with its plans to acquire and incorporate IBM's PC business, despite the deal being the subject of an ongoing review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a federal interagency panel chaired by the secretary of the Treasury.

"The new Lenovo, as its executives have referred to it, aims to combine its own business in China with IBM's in the rest of the world, creating a PC giant that can compete globally with Dell and Hewlett-Packard. Lenovo is set to become the world's third-largest PC maker, after Dell and HP, when the multibillion-dollar deal, announced last December, is completed."

"The company also aims to bring Lenovo PCs, now available only in China, to the rest of the world. These machines have some attractive features; several of Lenovo's machines, such as the Tian Jino A desktop, which includes a built-in voice over Internet Protocol telephone, look more like they might have been built by Apple Computer, rather than a company like IBM." Read more


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