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Lenovo Adds to New PC Line with First Dual-Core, Widescreen Model

   

RALEIGH, N.C., March 20, 2006 — Lenovo today unveiled its first Lenovo-branded dual-core notebook computer, a widescreen, easy-to-use system designed for small business customers with a limited IT budget.

The Lenovo 3000 N100 simplifies owning and operating a PC by automating many routine security and maintenance tasks through a unique suite of productivity tools. Lenovo Care tools help alleviate the need for a dedicated IT help desk by offering a central location for essential PC tasks such as:

Weighing in at just 5.6 pounds,(2) the new N100 comes in 14.1-inch and 15.4-inch widescreen models for viewing 20 percent more data space in spreadsheet applications or watching DVDs in the optimized format.

"We designed the Lenovo 3000 N100 with mobile small business customers in mind, understanding their need for a powerful, yet easy-to-use notebook," said Marc Godin, vice president of worldwide marketing, Lenovo's notebook business unit. "With the N100, we wanted to create a notebook that helps make our customers work more efficiently and effectively. The N100's widescreen display, dual-core processor and Lenovo Care tools help create a powerful, worry-free computing experience."

The N100 is available with an Intel Core™ Duo or Solo processor that efficiently runs multiple programs simultaneously, such as business applications while conducting virus scans in the background.(3) The N100 also offers complete connectivity features such as integrated 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN(4) and 10/100 Ethernet on all models, and Bluetooth on select models.

With a host of multimedia capabilities, such as forward facing stereo speakers, an integrated microphone for playing and recording audio; and an integrated combo or DVD recordable drive, the N100 is well suited for the growing segment of small business users who rely on the same computer for both business and personal use.

The N100 also incorporates a 4-in-1 multi-card reader for downloading digital pictures from multiple types of memory cards, four USB ports, 1394 and S-Video ports. An integrated Web cam for business and personal communications and an integrated fingerprint reader for easier management of passwords are available as optional features.

The Lenovo N100 will be available starting on March 28, 2006. Prices for the N100 start at $999.00.(5) Lenovo 3000 products will mostly be sold through Lenovo business partners and directly via the Web at www.lenovo.com .

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 .