Lenovo Launches Battery-Strong Notebooks

By Cindy Waxer February 22, 2011

Consumers now have six more notebooks to choose from when selecting a portable computing device.  Lenovo has unveiled its new line of laptops -- the T420s, T420, T520, L420, L520 and W520 -- which target mobile business professionals with high performance and impressive battery life.

These laptops address a variety of business needs including video and voice calling, smart PC features for power and performance management, all-day battery life, enterprise management and an intuitive, easy-to-use computing experience.The ultra-thin, sub-four pound ThinkPad T420s speeds up boot time 30 percent with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0; the T420 reaches new battery life benchmarks of up to 30 hours with an extended battery; the W520 mobile workstation offers twice the performance of previous models; and the L Series is built for durability.

“Inspired by our customers, the 2011 ThinkPad laptops deliver the best technologies the industry has to offer, enabling users to do more with their computing experience,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, ThinkPad Marketing, Lenovo, in a statement. “We used customer feedback to help us create our latest ThinkPad laptops that provide strong improvements in key areas such as battery life, video and conferencing communications and performance. We’ve even made the ThinkPad laptops smarter by engineering self-aware technologies for unprecedented performance and power management capabilities.”  

Last week, Lenovo reported positive third quarter results, marking its highest-ever market share in China of 32.2 percent, growing at three times the industry rate there, while maintaining its double-digit worldwide market share position at 10.2 percent. For the seventh quarter in row, Lenovo grew faster than the industry as a whole.

 During the third fiscal quarte,r Lenovo’s PC worldwide shipments increased 20.6 percent year-over-year, compared to an industry growth rate worldwide of 3.4 percent during the same period.

 Consolidated sales for the third fiscal quarter increased 22 percent year-over-year to US$5.8 billion. The company’s gross profit for the third quarter grew 22 percent year-over-year, to $648 million, with gross margin at 11.2 percent. By comparison, gross margin for the previous quarter was 10.3 percent.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

TechZone360 Contributing Editor

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