Lenovo Named as Edison Awards Finalist for Pioneering Personal Technology Innovations

Lenovo to be recognized at Edison Awards Gala on April 30 in San Francisco

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC– March 6, 2014: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced its Yoga Tablet and IdeaCentre Horizon Multimode Table PC have been named 2014 award finalists by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.
Lenovo’s Horizon is a finalist in the Industrial Design category, while the Yoga Tablet is a finalist in the Electronics/Computers category.
“It’s exciting to see companies like Lenovo continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game?changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.”
The 27-inch Horizon PC blew up CES 2013 as Lenovo’s first “interpersonal” table PC; a multi-user, multi-touch and multi-mode device for the home with the capability to easily shift from personal to shared computing use. Paired with a special set of accessories including an e-dice, joysticks and strikers, the Horizon Table PC offers a complete digital gaming experience.
The Lenovo Yoga Tablet captivated the tablet market in 4Q 2013 with its three-mode kickstand, giving consumers a unique way to use a tablet.With hold, tilt and stand modes, the tablet adapts to the way people use it and is packed with an amazing 18 hours of battery life1 for ultra mobile lifestyles.
Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality. The voting panel includes members of the American Association Advertising Agencies (4As), Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO), and Design Management Institute (DMI), among others.
Award winners will be announced April 30, 2014, at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, at the historic Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, Calif.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$34 billion personal technology company – and the largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.  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. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina.  For more information see www.lenovo.com.
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The 2014 Edison Awards are sponsored by Ipsos. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.
1Actual battery life may vary based on many factors including screen brightness, active applications, features, power management settings, battery age and conditioning, and other customer preferences. Testing consisted of full battery discharge while performing each of the following tasks:  two hours of video playback plus two hours of MP3 audio playback in Stand-by Mode plus two hours of Internet browsing using WiFi in Tilt Mode plus twelve hours of reading in Hold Mode.

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