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Lenovo’s Expanded Line of Consumer PCs Beg the Question: “What’s Your Idea of Fun?”

   

Consumers Find their Perfect PC Match with Lenovo’s Latest Laptop, Desktop and All-in-One Offerings

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia – May 21, 2010: Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) today expanded its lineup of consumer notebook, desktop and all-in-one (AIO) PCs with exciting new designs and technologies that make computing more enjoyable and affordable. Lenovo’s latest IdeaPad and IdeaCentre PCs offer something for everyone, with clever features that inspire fun and creativity, and a complete range of form factors and designs that fit specific consumer needs.

The new models include the IdeaPad Y560, the latest iteration of Lenovo’s top of the range IdeaPad Y series of high performance multimedia notebooks, the IdeaPad Z360, the first from the IdeaPad Z series of highly affordable multimedia notebooks, and the IdeaPad U460, the latest in the IdeaPad U series of ultraportables.

Also announced are the impossibly slim IdeaCentre A300 and the very affordable C200, two very stylish AIOs for the modern home. Alongside this expanded portfolio of AIOs are five notebook PCs designed for small medium businesses (SMB) and small business and home office (SOHO) environments, the Lenovo B460, Lenovo V460, ThinkPad T410i, ThinkPad X201i and ThinkPad Edge (14-inch).

“In the less than three years since Lenovo launched its worldwide Idea brand of PCs, we have expanded our consumer footprint to more than 85 countries, firmly establishing our presence in the consumer PC market," said Sunny Ooi, Country Manager, Home & Small Medium Business, Lenovo Malaysia. "Lenovo's consumer business recently achieved 89 percent year-over-year growth, outpacing the competition. The latest additions to the Idea portfolio demonstrate Lenovo’s commitment to leading the consumer market with stylish, feature-packed PCs that make computing more fun for all.”

Sunny Ooi added: “Our latest products feature innovation both inside and out, delivering advanced technology to our customers without sacrificing on style. Designed with the concept of fun in mind, consumers will appreciate the thoughtful little design surprises in each Lenovo PC, such as advanced multimedia features and easy connectivity options.”

Turn Up the Dial on Entertainment and Performance
The 15.6-inch Y560 multimedia notebook with High-Definition 16:9 widescreen is ideal for users looking for the ultimate in mobile fun and entertainment experience. Available with JBL-designed speakers and Dolby® Home Theater™ surround sound, it is perfect for enjoying music and movies while one the move.

The Y560 features up to an Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology for delivering that extra GHz when you need it, Lenovo Energy Management 5.0 for extended battery life and long-term battery durability, as well as lower noise output through dynamic fan control.

Switchable Graphics on the Y560 allow users to further extend battery life by toggling between performance and energy-efficient modes. Additional features on the Y560 include SlideNav intelligent touch-sensitive slide bar application for easy desktop navigation; OneKey Theatre II audio-visual controls for brighter images and clearer audio; and Ambient Light Sensor that automatically adjusts the PC screen brightness based on the user’s distance from the display.

Style and Entertainment to Go

Lenovo’s IdeaPad notebook PCs, the Z series and U series, are designed for consumers whose idea of fun is living life on the go and desire a notebook with features that can keep up with their exciting lifestyle.

The most recent addition to the IdeaPad family, the Z series, brings mobile multimedia to the masses through a rich, enjoyable entertainment experience at a competitive price point. The Z360 is an affordable notebook that comes across as a high-end luxury device, with its fashionable chiclet keyboard encased in a modern hairline and metallic effect cover panel.

Users will enjoy watching their favorite movies on the Z460 with its high-definition, 16:9 format widescreen, optional Blu-ray Disc drive, and Dolby® Advanced Audio for a stunning audio experience. With OneKey Theater II, optimized audio-visual settings are enabled at the press of a button, the Z360 is great for enjoying videos and multimedia content. The Z360 is available with the all new 2010 Intel® Core™ processor family and NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics.

Sleek and stylish, the IdeaPad U series caters to the fashionista in all of us. The U460 offer ultra-portable, light designs and long battery life to allow travel-loving consumers to stay entertained and in touch no matter where life takes them. The clean and sophisticated appearance of the U460 is made possible by its “U” shaped outline inspired by a closed book lying on its side, while its textured aluminum top cover adds a further touch of style and class to its elegant design.

Measuring less than one-inch thick and 3.8 pounds, the 14-inch U460 can be configured with up to an Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology for impressive performance in a thin and light design. For staying connected to friends and family while on the move, the U460 comes with integrated Wi-Fi and optional 3G connectivity on select models, and a range of features, including an Ambient Light Sensor, Active Protection System and data recovery tools that make these PCs easy and comfortable to use.

Expanded All-in-One Portfolio

Lenovo’s latest A series and C series AIO PCs are perfect for individuals or families that enjoy the powerful performance of traditional desktop PCs but desire the fun and useful features of an AIO design such as a streamlined appearance and HD monitor.

The industry’s thinnest all-in-one, the IdeaCentre A300 features an elegant asymmetrical design that conceals the PC in its base instead of conventionally having the PC behind the screen. The A300 has a depth of just 18.5mm for its 21.5” Full HD LED panel.

The A300 also features the unique Lenovo Enhanced Experience certification that delivers an optimized boot and shutdown process, rich multimedia capabilities and easy system maintenance tools. With up to Intel® Core™2 Duo processors, the A300 comes with fun applications for a TV-like experience, including CamSuite software for enhanced facial tracking and image effects via the desktop’s integrated web camera.

Standard accessories include wireless Bluetooth keyboard and mouse for more comfortable computing in the living room, and it supports HDMI in/out for connecting to other High-Definition devices like a TV. The A300 also includes integrated high-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi and Lenovo Rescue System software to quickly and easily recover data if a document is lost or becomes corrupt.

The 18.5” widescreen Lenovo C200 reshapes how an affordable home computer should look, and redefines how much an all-in-one PC should cost. With the optional NVDIA® ION™ 256MB graphics processor, you can enjoy high-definition video in addition to a full range of other basic computing features including an integrated DVD reader/writer, the Lenovo High-Sense Webcam for clearer video chats, and a card reader for viewing photos from your digital camera. Easy to set-up and use as first or secondary computer in the home, the C200 is a perfect fit for any room in the house.

Essential PCs for Work and Play

Whether it’s for work or play, SMB and SOHO users today demand PCs with the essential technologies that include that the latest multimedia, security and business features. The Lenovo B460, Lenovo V460, ThinkPad T410i, ThinkPad X201i and ThinkPad Edge (14-inch) meets the requirements this unique group of users without having them to break the bank.

The 14-inch B460 notebook offers a worry free and high value computing experience to SMBs at a very low cost. It is equipped with up to the Intel® Core™ i5 processor, up to NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M 512MB graphics and up to 8GB DDR3 memory so users can blaze through tasks during the workday and videos and games during downtime. For greater peace of mind that data on the notebook is safe and secure, the B460 includes Lenovo’s Security Suite with key features like Active Protection System, OneKey Rescue System, fingerprint reader and USB-Port Locker.

Designed for 1-9 users segment of the SMB market, the 14-inch IdeaPad V460 notebook comes with Switchable Graphics that lets users switch between performance modes for longer battery life, and OneKey Rescue System for quick and easy data recovery with anti-virus protection. It also includes robust integrated security tools that protect data like the USB Port Locker and Lenovo Security Suite which encrypts and remembers all passwords for users to recall with ease. With the cool-to-the-touch metallic finish and all new 2010 Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology will help users blaze through work tasks at speed, the V460 are designed to look and deliver the business.

The ThinkPad T410i is an affordable mainstream business notebook designed for SMBs in mind. It combines performance, portability and wireless capabilities that users desire with the manageability, reliability and durability that a business notebook must have. Equipped with up to Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and capable of up to 6.5 hours of battery life, the T410i offer faster multi-tasking performance, better energy efficiency and enhanced individual productivity for users on the go.

For SMBs that demand a business-class ultraportable that is easy on the wallet and shoulders, the ThinkPad X201i packs high performance into an extremely thin and light design. Unlike competitors that compromise on size, weight, performance or cooling, Lenovo has optimized the X201i for a no compromise experience between mobility and performance. Available with up to Intel® Core™ i5 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology, the 12-inch X201i clocks in at a mere 1.4kg with a 6-cell battery attached.

Unveiled last year, the Edge series of notebooks reflect a new progressive and strikingly clean appearance while retaining the legendary ThinkPad durability and reliability that businesses are accustomed to. Now available in 14-inch, the Edge offers up to Intel® Core™ i7 processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics. The Edge comes with rich and vibrant color choices, a new contemporary spill-resistant keyboard, and value-added ThinkVantage Technologies like the Active Protection System and Rescue and Recovery.

Pricing and Availability1:
All of the PCs are available through Lenovo business partners. The IdeaPad Y560 is available now and the manufacturer suggested retail pricing (MSRP) is from RM4,999. The IdeaPad Z360 is available from June and the MSRP is from RM2,699. The IdeaPad U460 is available from June and the MSRP is to be announced later. The IdeaCentre A300 is available now and the MSRP is RM3,299. The IdeaCentre C200 is available from June and the MSRP is to be announced later. The Lenovo V460 is available from now and the MSRP is RM2,299. The Lenovo B460 is available from June and the MSRP is to be announced later. The ThinkPad T410i is available from June and the MSRP is from RM3,999. The ThinkPad X201i is available from June and the MSRP is from RM4,469. The ThinkPad Edge (14-inch) is available now and the MSRP is RM4,799.

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About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered 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 see http://www.lenovo.com/.

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1.Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.