Lenovo ThinkPad holds top position in commercial notebook market for 12 consecutive years
Hong Kong, March 1, 2010 – Lenovo Hong Kong has retained its leadership position in the client PC market1 in Hong Kong for the fourth consecutive year, according to a recent PC tracker report from IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and advice. The latest IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker 4Q 2009, March 2010, reports that Lenovo led the client PC market in terms of unit shipments in 2009. In addition, Lenovo’s ThinkPad series has led the Hong Kong portable market for 12 consecutive years in terms of sales revenue.
According to the IDC PC Tracker report, Lenovo led the client PC market with a 20.2 percent market share in 2009. In the notebook category, Lenovo captured 21.2 percent market share in 2009, making it the number one notebook brand for the year. Lenovo holds top position in commercial and consumer notebook market share with 39.9 percent and 15.4 percent respectively.
“Lenovo stands for a commitment to innovation, reliability, and service; qualities that differentiate our brand from competitors. The IDC PC Tracker 2009 report results reflect a vote of trust from Hong Kong customers,” said Ken Wong, Vice President of Lenovo Group and General Manager of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Korea.
“We strive to deliver innovative desktops and notebooks for consumers and businesses that combine style and performance at different price points. Lenovo continued to delight commercial users by strengthening the iconic Think brand. With the launch of Windows 7, Lenovo introduced a new SL series - ThinkPad SL410 and SL510 - catered to small medium businesses, the slim and powerful ThinkPad 400s with multitouch screen, and the thin and portable ThinkPad X200 Tablet with SimpleTap feature.”
In the consumer market, Lenovo catered to a growing demand for netbooks in Hong Kong with the new generation of IdeaPad S10-2. Offering the latest in connectivity, entertainment and performance features, Lenovo’s IdeaPad S10-2 netbook appeals to consumers looking for affordable secondary notebooks. For consumers who view desktops as an extension of their home décor, Lenovo launched All-in-One desktops such as the Lenovo C300 that provide a wealth of connectivity options and multimedia performance.
“At the recent CES 2010, Lenovo announced more than 20 Think business and Idea consumer PCs, including several exciting industry and Lenovo “firsts” – including ThinkPad Edge, the first ThinkPad laptop with colors, ThinkPad X100e, representing the first time Lenovo and AMD have collaborated to offer AMD processors on ThinkPad laptops , IdeaPad S10-3t and S10-3, combine portability, style and industry-leading technologies that will help redefine the netbook category and IdeaCentre A300, the world’s thinnest all-in-one desktop. These additions to our broad portfolio demonstrate Lenovo’s commitment to giving our customers the capabilities they expect, at prices they can afford, while showcasing our forward-thinking innovations,” added Mr. Wong.
Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs. 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.
1IDC uses the term “Client PC” to cover desktops and notebooks in IDC’s Asia/Pacific Quarterly PC Tracker