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The dawn of the super-sized laptop

 The phrase "size does not matter" has never applied to the world of on-the-go laptop computing. Over the years PC makers have made their models increasingly sleeky and tiny in a bid to make...

Win for Lenovo employees

 5 July 2006 - Beijing (CHN): Lenovo has announced the establishment of a supplemental retirement plan for its employees in China. Lenovo is the first Chinese company to register its corporate pension programme with China's...

Dell reorganises struggling Americas division

 29 July 2006 - Round Rock (TX): Dell has reorganised its struggling Americas division in a bid to inject fresh momentum into sales and customer service. In the last few quarters the company has suffered...

HP shows the Hurd effect

 Hewlett-Packard (HP)'s better than expected Q2 profit announcement - up 51 per cent on last year to $1.46 billion - proved what many industry observers had been suspecting for a while: that under the...

IBM GTS to deploy Lenovo software on non-Lenovo PCs

            28 June 2006- Raleigh (NC): Lenovo Group has signed a deal with IBM Global Technology Services (GTS) to allow Lenovo software tools to be used on PCs other than its own.As part of...

Super-size my laptop

 After a race between PC makers to make laptops increasingly tiny and accessible, some have opted to release "super-sized" laptops onto the market that are more like briefcases than notebooks. The world's top PC manufacturer...

Acer strikes forth

 Afew years ago, big US players had the run of the global PC market. Today, the industry is taking on an Asian slant - and becoming "international" for the first time. This is mainly...

HP takes centre stage

  Hewlett-Packard (HP)'s better than expected profit announcement on Tuesday – up 51 per cent on last year to $1.46 billion – proved what many industry observers had been suspecting for a while: that...

Lenovo feels weight of IBM purchase

25 May 2006 – New York (NY): Lenovo has reported a Q4 loss after its acquisition of IBM's PC business in 2005.   China's largest computer maker posted a net loss of HK$902.7 million...

Lenovo market share drops in China

31 May 2006 – Shanghai (CHN): Lenovo Group saw its market share in China drop sharply in Q1 compared to the Q4, according to research agency IDC.   The computer-maker saw its share of the Chinese market...

Lenovo to score with Ronaldinho

2 May 2006 - Hong Kong (CHN): Lenovo has enlisted Brazilian football star Ronaldinho to feature in its worldwide marketing campaign and promotional activities for its own-branded notebooks and desktop PCs. Ronaldinho, who has...

Getting risky

 Dell CEO Kevin Rollins believes his company has been too conservative and wants to go into a more risk-oriented mode. Rollins also said that Dell's forecast of 6-9 per cent revenue growth for the...

Lenovo in Best Buy partnership

12 April 2006 – Raleigh (NC): Lenovo Group is to sell its ThinkPad notebooks, ThinkCentre desktops and new line of branded PCs through Best Buy. The products will be sold in 135 Best Buy...

Lenovo plans gradual US expansion

21 April 2006 – San Francisco (CA): Lenovo Group plans to hold off selling Lenovo-branded PCs to US consumers until it has established itself among US business customers. Chairman Yang Yuanqing told reporters in...

Lenovo targets recognition

 Lenovo has unveiled Lenovo-branded computers outside China for the first time. The world's third-largest computer maker, behind Dell and Hewlett-Packard, marked the occasion at press conferences in ten cities worldwide on 23 February, including...

PC market: all change please

  Global data on Q1 PC shipments released last week by IT research groups Gartner and IDC meant both good and bad news for PC makers. The good news was that worldwide shipments were...

The genuine article

 It is no secret that US-China relations have been strained in recent months, largely as a result of China's increasingly wide trade surplus and what the US views as the inadequate revaluation of the...

The genuine article

It is no secret that US-China relations have been strained in recent months, largely as a result of China's increasingly wide trade surplus and what the US views as the inadequate revaluation of...

Acer sets sights on US

  Taiwanese PC maker Acer has come a long way in the last few years. And this week chairman JT Wang laid out the company's ultimate challenge: to take on the US market in...

Going for gold

TheTorinoOlympic Winter Games offered Lenovo a world stage for its "coming out party" and the introduction of its own branded PCs. What does the next phase have in store for the Chinese PC...

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Podcast: Brexit – six months on

Stewart Superior Managing Director Geoff Betts shares his experiences of Brexit from a UK supplier’s point of view. In this episode of OPI Talk, hosted...