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Lenovo launches 3000 Q Series ‘family’ PCs

   

Hong Kong, November 30, 2006 – Lenovo Hong Kong today unveiled the Lenovo 3000 Q series desktop PCs that mark the arrival of true home audio visual entertainment PCs. The new PCs feature a sophisticated multimedia and computing experience, yet are intuitive enough to be operated by users of all ages. With innovative features such as the Digital Media Platform, the Lenovo 3000 Q is the latest in a long line of Lenovo engineering successes. Lenovo secured the number one* home PC vendor position in Hong Kong in the third quarter of 2006, according to IDC.

Designed for every family member, the Lenovo 3000 Q is built with simplicity in mind. The PC features the exclusive “One Touch On” button that lets users effortlessly switch between movies, TV, music and photo albums without booting Windows, which allows them to enjoy multimedia content instantly. Users can easily add new photos to the album by reading new photos from the memory card through the built-in 8-in-1 card reader.

The exclusive Lenovo Embedded Operating System (LEOS) also allows users start and diagnose their PC even when it is unable to boot up. They can also recover Lenovo 3000 Q to its last backed-up state using simple One Touch Recovery. Bundled software and drivers are preinstalled so that users can access applications such as anti-virus immediately without searching for setup CDs.

Ken Wong, General Manager, Lenovo (Hong Kong) Limited said "People in Hong Kong are increasingly relying on their PCs as a prime source of home entertainment. The L3000 Q is especially designed for people who want a powerful multimedia entertainment PC in a stylish, easy-to-use package that complements the most sophisticated living room.”

Lenovo’s sleek and stylish Lenovo 3000 Q Series PCs are ideally suited for consumers looking for a high end life style entertainment PC. They function as a TV set, DVD player that copies DVDs and a music system.

The sleek Lenovo 3000 Q design occupies minimal space and features better ventilation, thanks to its sophisticated design. The innovative Silent Operation Function also ensures tranquility while watching a high-definition movie or working at night.

The Dual TV tuner cards in Lenovo 3000 Q also process signals from channels with just one antenna input. This innovative function also lets user enjoy ‘picture in picture’ functions, and allow family members to watch one channel while recording programs from another channel using the hefty 250GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive.

To create the best viewing experience, Lenovo 3000 Q comes with a 19” widescreen TFT LCD monitor with “Novo vision” colour enhancement technology that automatically adjusts brightness, contrast and colour richness. Novo vision comes with three preset modes, customized for viewing documents, web pages or photos and movies.

The Lenovo 3000 Q video card features 256MB ATI Radeon X1300 Pro dedicated video RAM creates a high quality video picture for movies and smooth operation in games.

The Lenovo 3000 Q supports 720p and 1080i video modes which will ensure users can play forthcoming games with high definition video mode support. They can also enjoy next generation high definition movies using major high definition formats such as Mpeg II HD and Windows Media High Definition Video (WMV HD). The Altec Lansing audio system together with the Intel High Definition 7.1 Sound Card creates a rich audio experience for users.

Users can comfortably control these multimedia components by simply pressing a button on remote or by using a Microsoft laser mouse without leaving their sofas.

“We believe that all kind of devices are vying for the central position in the living room, but none provides the Lenovo 3000 Q’s unique combination of flexibility, features, ease of use and price to performance ratio." said Mr. Wong.

The Lenovo 3000 Q is available now. Prices start from HK$7,998, which includes a Pentium D or Pentium 4 processor and integrated dual layer super-Multi DVD-RW drive and a 19" widescreen TFT monitor. Lenovo 3000 Q products will be sold through Lenovo business partners and directly via the web at http://www.lenovo.com/hk/en/

Lenovo’s pedigree of design excellence has contributed to considerable success in Hong Kong. Analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has confirmed that Lenovo is Hong Kong’s leading consumer desktop vendor in the third quarter of 2006, capturing a 21.2 percent market share in Q3 2006, 1.4 percentage points higher than the second-placed vendor, according to the IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker, 3Q06. Compared to the second quarter, Lenovo’s consumer desktop market share grew by 10.2 percentage points, and year-on-year Lenovo’s market share increased by 5.4 points.

Lenovo led Hong Kong's total PC market in the third quarter of 2006, while its ThinkPad has been the number one ranked notebook in Hong Kong since 1998*.

* Source: IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker, 3Q06

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 .