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University of Richmond Students Boost Power of the Pen with Lenovo Tablet PCs

   

RICHMOND, Va., December 15, 2005 - Lenovo today announced that the University of Richmond has deployed ThinkPad X41 Tablet PCs to provide students with the advantages of a "real-time" electronic curriculum. Using ThinkPad Tablet PCs linked to the school's new wireless network, students can complete and submit assignments from anywhere on campus, collect and input research findings while in the lab or field and quickly turn their written notes into professional-looking documents. The incorporation of ThinkPad Tablet PCs, equipped with high-tech visual capabilities, into the classroom enables enhanced interaction between professors and students. Faculty teaching math and computer science courses can annotate charts, formulas and equations on their tablets that can then be transmitted in real-time to each student's tablet or notebook PC via the university's wireless network. Students can use the tablets to build advanced technology skills in preparation for the digital workplace. For example, students studying Business Administration can enhance their presentation skills by learning how to integrate tablet PCs into meetings and discussions. "Since the deployment of ThinkPad X41 Tablet PCs, we have received only positive feedback from the faculty and students who have used the tablet and its writable slate to take notes, draw illustrations and transmit electronic documents," said Doug West, director of communications, University of Richmond. "We believe tablets will play an increasingly pivotal role on campus. The ThinkPad technology offers endless possibilities for improving and revolutionizing the university’s classroom learning environment." Administrators at the University of Richmond plan to use funds from a recent National Science Foundation grant to expand the deployment of ThinkPad X41 Tablet PCs on campus.

Complementing its deployment, the University of Richmond offers students the option to purchase ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops at negotiated pricing.

About the University of Richmond The University of Richmond is a place where faculty members inspire a passion for learning, and students are challenged to achieve their greatest potential. Recognized as one of America's premier liberal arts universities, Richmond offers demanding undergraduate and graduate degree programs through its schools of arts and sciences, business, leadership studies, law and continuing studies. For more information, please visit www.richmond.edu/ .

About Lenovo Lenovo (HKSE: 992)(ADR: LNVGY) is the world's most innovative personal computing company, with a business model built on innovation, operational excellence and customer satisfaction and 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 .

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