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Lenovo is no. 1 PC vendor in terms of unit shipments in Q2 2006 in Hong Kong

   

Hong Kong, August 30, 2006 – With the successful launch of Lenovo 3000 series earlier this year, Lenovo led Hong Kong’s desktop and notebook markets in terms of units shipped in the second quarter of 2006, according to International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker, Q2 2006.

According to IDC, Lenovo’s desktop and notebook lead the market, capturing 23.4 percent market share in Q2, 2006, 1.8 percent points higher than its next competitor. Compared to the first quarter, Lenovo’s market share for grew 3.9 percentage points.

In the notebook category, Lenovo’s ThinkPad continues to be number one in the first half of 2006. It captured 26.8 percent market share. ThinkPad has led the overall notebook market in Hong Kong since 1998.

Ken Wong, Executive Director, Business Operations, Lenovo Greater China said ”Lenovo continues to go from strength to strength in Hong Kong. Thanks to the sophisticated design and world-class services and support, we’ve extended our leadership. Our Hong Kong customers continue to seek out Lenovo for worry-free computing, stylish design and great value.”

In February 2006, Lenovo launched Lenovo 3000 series including notebook PCs – the Lenovo C100, N100 – and new desktop PCs – the Lenovo J100. With the launch of Lenovo V100 in June 2006 Lenovo completes the Lenovo 3000 product portfolio. Lenovo 3000 complements the company's award-winning ThinkPad and ThinkCentre brands. The ThinkPad X60 Series and ThinkPad T60 Series launched in January 2006 and the ThinkPad Z61 Series and R60 Series which launched in June 2006 offer longer operating capabilities and enhanced multimedia functions for business users and individuals wherever they want. According to Ken, Lenovo’s broader product strategy was central to his company’s success in Hong Kong.

Also contributing to the success, the announcement of the well known footballer Ronaldinho acting as the Lenovo Worldwide Brand Ambassador created considerable public interest. Ronaldinho represents Lenovo’s culture of innovation and its pursuit of excellence. He is featured in worldwide marketing campaigns and promotional activities for the Lenovo-branded notebooks and desktop PCs. Through major initiatives such as this, Lenovo is building a global brand that its customers will recognize and trust.

“We will continue our commitment in putting more innovation in the hands of more people through efficient design, manufacturing and customer services so that our customers can do more amazing things with Lenovo PCs. We are pleased that our customers continue to support our innovative products,” added Ken.

Lenovo’s senior executives celebrate Lenovo being the number one PC vendor in terms of unit shipments in Q2 2006 in Hong Kong.

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world’s most innovative 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 about Lenovo, see www.lenovo.com .