Lenovo Captures Two Red Dot “Best of the Best” Design Awards

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – April 2, 2014: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook and ThinkVision LT2934z panoramic monitor have earned the prestigious 2014 Red Dot “Best of the Best” product design award, the highest distinction from one of the largest design competitions in the world. Lenovo is also honoured to receive product design awards for the ThinkPad 8 Tablet and Quickshot Cover, the ThinkPad Ultra Messenger carrying case and the ThinkVision LT1423p touch monitor.

These awards follow Lenovo’s achievement of being chosen as the Red Dot Design Team of the Year for 2013.  Red Dot is a prestigious annual international design competition based in Essen Germany.  Only the best products are honoured with this highly sought-after award which is seen as a worldwide seal of product design excellence. The winning products were selected from nearly 5000 works by designers, architects, and manufacturers from 53 nations and were chosen by an international panel of 40 judges, with expertise in various areas of industrial design. The winning products will be on display in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen Germany, in a bound exhibition catalog, and in their online multi-media exhibition.

“Earning Red Dot “Best of the Best” awards is an honour and proof of the design team’s ongoing work to deliver truly inspiring designs and products to our customers around the world,” said David Hill, vice president, Think Design and User Experience, Lenovo. “The ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkVision LT2934z are products that enhance the iconic Think design language, providing ultra-light mobile computing and awe-inspiring visuals in sleek and elegant form factors.”

A “best of CES 2014” award winner, the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers a durable carbon-fiber construction packed with innovative features like an Adaptive Keyboard that changes function keys with apps, voice and hand gestures for a liberated interactive experience and a stunning ColorBurst Display for crisper and brighter images. The ThinkVision LT2934z delivers a remarkable visual experience thanks to its 2560×1080 panoramic display. Moreover, it packs a class leading Voice-over-IP (VOIP) solution and can switch seamlessly and efficiently between two connected PC systems.

The awards will be presented to Lenovo at a gala event in Essen, Germany, on July 7, 2014.

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.


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