CES 2011, LAS VEGAS – January 7, 2011: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) announced today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that three top technology publications have recognized Lenovo’s PCs for their innovation, quality and value in the PC industry. The ThinkPad X120e laptop captured the “Best Affordable Business Ultraportable” award from Notebooks.com. Additionally Laptop Magazine named the ThinkPad Edge E220s laptop a finalist for its “Best of CES” award in the Ultraportable category while CNet selected the IdeaCentre B520 all-in-one (AIO) desktop as a finalist in its “Best of CES” awards for the PC and laptop category. All of these awards demonstrate that these innovative products set the standard for all other products in the industry.
“These awards recognize the careful design and engineering work we’ve done to make both our commercial and consumer PCs stand out from the competition and give our customers the best computing experience for business and for fun,” said Dion Weisler, vice president, business operations, Lenovo. “Our ThinkPad X120e sets a new bar for business value and performance; our ThinkPad Edge E220s laptop gives small businesses a stylish business laptop; and our IdeaCentre B520 all-in-one desktop is our most powerful family entertainment machine.”
ThinkPad X120e Entry Ultraportable
Lenovo’s latest entry ultraportable, the ThinkPad X120e laptop, raises the bar for affordable business-class performance. As the first commercial laptop to feature an AMD Fusion E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), the ThinkPad X120e blends real-world needs for faster applications and graphics processing with enhanced battery life and digital display features starting at less than $400. Integrating an AMD Fusion E-Series APU gives users 65 percent faster graphics performance1, which speeds up Web searches, page loads and running business applications. At the same time, the ThinkPad X120e gives users longer battery life – up to 30 percent longer – for more than six hours2 and meets Energy Star 5.0 specifications.
ThinkPad E220s Small Business Laptop
The ThinkPad Edge E220s laptop catches attention with its jaw-dropping, premium design. Small details make a big difference: the stunning infinity screen, a matte finish that’s soft to the touch and real metal accents that project a cosmopolitan image. A performance powerhouse for small businesses, the laptop features increased performance and integrated graphics in the upcoming second generation Intel® Core™ processor technology, Lenovo’sEnhanced Experience 2.0 for rapid boot up and a range of wireless connectivity technologies. The ThinkPad Edge E220s also crosses over for serious play with Dolby Home Theatre® audio and high definition video conferencing.
IdeaCentre B520 Desktop All-in-One Entertainment Experience
Lenovo’s most powerful AIO, the IdeaCentre B520 AIO desktop, fits consumers who need high-performance gaming and family entertainment in one machine. It delivers maximum entertainment with minimum fuss by combining high-performance graphics and the latest 2nd Generation Intel®Core™ i7 processor in a compact design. As the industry’s first frameless AIO design with a multitouch touchscreen, the B520 utilizes Project Capacitive Touch (PCT) for a more accurate and comfortable multitouch user experience. The B520 features a 23-inch Full HD display with optional Nvidia’s 3D Vision solution, SRS® Premium Sound audio enhancement and an optional 3-in-1 Mouse with motion-drive gaming and air-mouse functionality.
As a finalist for a “Best of CES” Award, the IdeaCentre B520 all-in-one desktop is also eligible to win a People’s Voice Award. Online viewers following CNET’s in-depth coverage of the 2011 CES – from videos to product reviews and slideshows from the show floor – can participate by voting for their favorite product at cnet.com/pv. Voting is open to the public from Friday, January 7 at 10 a.m. and closes at 10 a.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, January 8. Videos of the finalist products can be found at http://www.cnet.com/ces.
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.
1Compared to ThinkPad X100e with previous AMD processors.
2With 6-cell battery.