Lenovo’s merger with NEC and the acquisition of Medion this year has boosted their market share of global shipments to 13.5%, overtaking both Dell and Acer to now be the second largest PC vendor behind only HP with 17.7% share.
Lenovo may be a relatively new name in the UK but these PCs have a long and distinguished history. What is today the Lenovo PC you would previously have recognised as IBM. Lenovo acquired the personal computing division of IBM in 2005, so the Lenovo products today are the direct 'descendants' of the first personal computer originally introduced by IBM thirty years ago. Those many years of expertise and research result in the quality and innovation that Lenovo brings today.
Lenovo itself has a history that dates back to 1984 and was originally formed in China under the name of New Technology Developer Inc. funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. By 1999 Lenovo under the name of Legend was the top PC vendor in the Asia-Pacific region. The Lenovo brand was created by Legend in 2003 in preparation for its expansion into the world markets.
Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang issued a statement this morning noting that it had managed to overtake two competitors and added that it "positions the company as a strong challenger to ultimately become the global market leader." It would seem the 2003 plan for expansion into the world markets is going well!
In the UK the already well established and respected ThinkPad business machines have been joined by an array of attractive and powerful consumer models. Our current favourites are the Lenovo Ideapad Z570 Notebook @£429 and the Lenovo B570 Notebook @ £329.