Lenovo IdeaPad laptop-brand offered for first time at 1,000+ U.S. Best Buy retail locations
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – April 1, 2011: Lenovo today announced that it will expand its portfolio of Lenovo PCs at more than 1,000 Best Buy U.S. retail stores beginning April 3, 2011. The Lenovo B560 laptop, IdeaPad Z565 and Lenovo V560 will join the Best Buy selection, marking the first time Lenovo’s consumer laptops will be offered at Best Buy stores. All Best Buy stores in the U.S. will offer the Lenovo B560 laptop as well as the IdeaPad Z565 laptop, while select stores also will carry the Lenovo V560 laptop.
“Personal technology fits uniquely within a customer’s lifestyle, and today’s consumers who are wanting to see, touch and feel a PC in order to find their perfect fit can now find Lenovo models across the U.S. at Best Buy locations,” said David Bent, executive director, Sales and Marketing, Consumer Group, Lenovo North America. “By partnering with Best Buy, we’re extending the opportunities for consumers to try Lenovo PCs firsthand and experience our PCs’ advanced computing features and seamless connectivity with immersive multimedia.”
Lenovo B560 Laptop
The Lenovo B560 laptop, featuring a 15.6-inch LED HD display, covers all the bases, delivering multimedia in stunning clarity as well as video chat and Web surfing. A built-in webcam makes staying in touch with family and friends easy. All personal and confidential information is safeguarded with key security features like the one swipe fingerprint reader and the OneKey Rescue System for quick data backup and recovery.
IdeaPad Z565 Laptop
Powered by an AMD Phenom II Dual-Core processor, the IdeaPad Z565 provides the ultimate entertainment experience in a fashionable design, sporting a sleek, AccuType island-style keyboard. The laptop’s HD, 16:9 format 15.6-inch widescreen and Dolby® Advanced Audio gives users a rich visual and audio movie and Internet TV experience. OneKey™ Theater II provides one-touch audio-visual optimization for clearer, brighter images, enhancing the multimedia experience.
Lenovo V560 Laptop
The Lenovo V560 laptop turns heads with its stylish slender design, smooth metallic casing and glossy HD widescreen display. With its Intel® Core™ i3 processor and WiMAX support, consumers have power and speed. The Lenovo Energy Management software helps extend battery life for consumers on the go, and the 1.3 megapixel webcam makes video conferencing crystal clear. The secure, easy swipe fingerprint reader offers extra security in combination with Lenovo’s OneKey® Rescue System to keep data backed up and recoverable making this the ideal PC for the home or office.
Best Buy Retail Store Promotion
From April 3 – 30, 2011, Best Buy Reward ZoneTM members will receive Double Points for any Lenovo PC purchases made at Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com.
Expanded Lenovo PC Portfolio at Best Buy
Today’s additions broaden the portfolio of Lenovo PCs available at Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com, including Lenovo’s IdeaCentre K Series desktops, which have been offered at Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com since September 2010. Select Think-branded PCs, such as the ThinkPad Edge laptop, are also offered at Best Buy For Business retail locations and online at BestBuy.com, providing small business customers easy access to business-class technology.
The Lenovo B560 laptop and IdeaPad Z565 laptop will be available in all U.S. Best Buy retail stores starting April 3. The Lenovo V560 laptop will be available in approximately 200 Best Buy retail stores throughout the U.S. starting April 3. All models are also available online at www.BestBuy.com, with free shipping through April 30.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. 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 worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.
About Best Buy Co., Inc.
With operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, China and Mexico, Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services with a commitment to growth and innovation. The Best Buy family of brands and partnerships collectively generates more than $50 billion in annual revenue and includes brands such as Best Buy, Audiovisions, Best Buy Mobile, The Carphone Warehouse, Five Star, Future Shop, Geek Squad, Magnolia Audio Video, Napster, Pacific Sales, and The Phone House. Approximately 180,000 employees apply their talents to help bring the benefits of these brands to life for customers through retail locations, multiple call centers and Web sites, in-home solutions, product delivery and activities in our communities. Community partnership is central to the way Best Buy does business. In fiscal 2011, the company donated approximately $25 million to improve the vitality of the communities where its employees and customers live and work. For more information about Best Buy, visit www.bby.com.
1All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.