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HKUST and Lenovo further strengthen partnership with innovative PC and notebook

   

Hong Kong, August 10, 2006 – Lenovo Hong Kong and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) today announced the launch of the HKUST Notebook/Desktop Ownership Program 2006.The Program provides university students with affordable yet advanced and innovative notebooks and desktops, encouraging creativity, raising their interests in learning and allowing them to study without boundaries.

In order to ensure the best possible equipment and services for its students, HKUST undertakes a well organized selection process when choosing its partners. In selecting a partner for this program, HKUST conducted an annual student survey to understand their brand preferences, notebook feature requirements.

Since partnering with HKUST in 2003, ThinkPad has been very well received by HKUST students and staff. This year, Lenovo has seen the growing demand for multimedia notebooks. To accommodate this, Lenovo has proposed adding the Lenovo 3000 series to its offering, including N100 and V100 notebooks, which offer multimedia functions, worry-free features and user-friendly interfaces. In addition, it offers excellent after sales service with a two-hour express support in Hong Kong and a world-wide warranty.

To further strengthen this partnership, HKUST and Lenovo are looking at possibilities to explore internship opportunities for its students enabling them to have hands on commercial experience.

“We appreciate Lenovo’s full support in looking after the well being of our students, not only giving them the best value and superior quality notebooks with comprehensive consultancy and after-sales service but also a valuable opportunity to work for a global company,” said Steven Wong, Head of Network Systems at HKUST. “This program has demonstrated how access to technology can foster learning and encourage creativity. We are happy to see that Lenovo has offered a diversified range of notebooks with attractive price tag to our students and staff.”

According to Ken Wong, executive director, Think Business Operations, Lenovo Greater China that Lenovo is delighted to have been selected as the partner in this program for four consecutive years. “Lenovo’s initiative in this program demonstrates our commitment to advancing IT education and narrowing Hong Kong’s digital divide,” said Ken Wong.

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 .

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is a leading international research university dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge in cutting-edge fields and the education of tomorrow's leaders. Since its official opening in October 1991, HKUST has established itself as an intellectual powerhouse, energizing the community's transformation into a knowledge-based society, and securing a place on the academic world map in record-breaking time. An innovator in research and teaching, HKUST is the only science and technology research university in Hong Kong, and the only one to offer an all-PhD faculty. HKUST is ranked among the world's top 50 universities (Times Higher Education Supplement), with the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA placed at No.2 globally (Financial Times).