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Company Description

Lenovo is a Chinese multinational technology company that designs, develops, manufactures, and markets personal computers, tablets, smartphones, and servers, etc. It is the world's largest personal computer vendor by unit sales.

History

Founded in 1984 in China, Lenovo was incorporated in Hong Kong in 1988. In 2005, Lenovo acquired IBM's personal computer business and IBM's Intel-based server business a decade later in 2014. In the last decade, Lenovo entered the smartphone market and quickly became one of the largest vendor in China.
Over the years, Lenovo has continually leveraged M&A in its global expansion, besides its acquisition of IBM's PC business. The most notable is the acquisition of Motorola in 2014.

Product Lineup

Lenovo's product lineup is complex. In particular, its over 100 computing models marketed concurrently may be confusing:
  • ThinkPad & ThinkCenter: business-oriented laptop and desktop computers originally manufactured by IBM
  • ThinkServer: servers developed under agreement with IBM aimed at small businesses
  • ThinkStation: workstations launched in 2008, unrelated to IBM
  • ThinkVision: premium monitors originallyed manufactured by IBM
  • IdeaPad & IdeaCentre: laptop & desktop computers
  • Yoga: 2-in-1 (Yoga C) or ultra-thin (Yoga S) laptop computers

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Linux-Ready ThinkPad Laptops & ThinkStation Workstations Can Now Be Optioned with Ubuntu Preinstalled thumbnail

Linux-Ready ThinkPad Laptops & ThinkStation Workstations Can Now Be Optioned with Ubuntu Preinstalled

Lenovo has expanded Linux support across its ThinkPad & ThinkStation laptop & desktop PC lineup with Ubuntu preinstalled.
24 Sep 2020
ThinkPad, ThinkBook, Yoga, Legion, & IdeaPad: Understanding Lenovo's Laptop Lineup thumbnail

ThinkPad, ThinkBook, Yoga, Legion, & IdeaPad: Understanding Lenovo's Laptop Lineup

With literally over 100 configurable models on the market today, Lenovo's laptop lineup is one of the broadest in the industry. Whether you agree with Lenovo...
12 Aug 2020
ThinkPad X1 Series in 2020: Understanding Lenovo's Flagship Business Laptop Lineup & Which One Is for You thumbnail

ThinkPad X1 Series in 2020: Understanding Lenovo's Flagship Business Laptop Lineup & Which One Is for You

We look at the 2020 lineup of the Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 series and find out what similar changes have been made, what separate t
14 May 2020

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