Lenovo, founded in China in 1984 by Liu Chuanzhi from the Chinese Academy of Sciences is the Asia's largest PC manufacturer. A circuit board that generated Chinese characters on Western-made PC’s was the first product launched by them in the late 1980s. The "Lenovo" word was coined from the words "Le-" (from Legend) and "novo", pseudo-Latin for "new". And in the late 1990s, its Pentium-based Conet PC came bundled with a modem and access to internet.
Lenovo wanted to expand into Western markets to become the third largest PC manufacturer in the world. Lenovo was literally unknown outside China, but made the headlines with the announcement of its intent to acquire the PC division of IBM in December 2004. Prior to this, it had already acquired twenty-five percent of the Asian market, largely due to its ability to sell computers at affordable prices and China's high tariffs on imports. Lenovo paid a whopping $1.25 billion to IBM thus in 2004 Lenovo acquired the personal computer division of IBM, making it one of the largest foreign acquisitions in Chinese history. It became the owner of the legendary ThinkPad brand for laptop PCs and thus moved its executive headquarters to New York State.
Lenovo launched its first self-branded product line in 2006, since the IBM PC acquisition. While having the business models built on innovation, operational efficiency and investment in the emerging markets, Lenovo Group Ltd is a largest computing company. It has its major research centers located in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina, the United States. Thus the company develops, manufactures and markets the reliable, secure and easy-to-use technological products and services worldwide.
Now Lenovo Group Limited is the largest personal computer manufacturer in the People's Republic of China, and as of 2004 is the third largest in the world. The original company was incorporated in 1984 in Beijing, but the listed holding company was incorporated in 1988 in Hong Kong, now a Special Administrative Region of China. Its headquarters are in Purchase, New York(USA). However, the company plans to move its headquarters to Raleigh, North Carolina which is the home of IBM's former ThinkPad group.
As a result of a Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States on May 1, 2005, Lenovo's product line includes the ThinkVision, ThinkPad, ThinkVantage, ThinkCentre, Aptiva and NetVista. The wide range of product lines of Lenovo includes servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets along with the desktop and laptop computers. It also provides information technology integration and support services and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing.
Lenovo 3000 C : The Lenovo 3000 C series notebooks feature the great style, high value and effortless accessibility. The same world-class engineers who have brought the ThinkPad notebooks have designed the Lenovo 3000 C series notebook. These notebooks are built for the start-up business professionals. It features a sleek and rounded case with a premium silver cover and dark gray mica interior, thin and weighing only 6.2 lbs. Dependable C Series notebooks offer worry-free computing to help growing businesses meet customer needs and stay ahead of the competitors.
Lenovo 3000 N : The Lenovo 3000 N series is a stylish widescreen notebook with popular features at a great price. It has all the functional features to run a small business and enjoy computing at home. The new N200 comes in 14.1' and 15.4' widescreen models with Windows Vista and the latest Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile technology. N Series notebooks offer built-in security at your fingertips with an integrated fingerprint reader. It includes some of the amazing features like One-Button System Recovery, Simple Network Connectivity and Management, Performance Restoration, Automatic Updates, High Security, Multiple Multimedia assets and gives complete connectivity