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April 11, 2012 at 1:23 PM

PC sales beat expectations – up 2 percent

PC sales grew just 1.9 percent during the first quarter of 2012, according to a new report from Gartner. The research giant had predicted sales would decline 1.2 percent during the quarter. It said sales in Europe and the Middle East were better than expected, offsetting slowdowns in India and China. “While the PC industry has high…

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January 4, 2011 at 2:09 PM

CES 2011: Lenovo relaunches LePad, a Windows 7-Android combo

Say bonjour — or ni hao — to the LePad, a Windows-Android hybrid tablet launched today by the giant Chinese PC company Lenovo. The hybrid, first unveiled at last year’s CES but which didn’t go on sale, is basically a laptop with a detachable display that functions as a standalone “slate” running Google’s Android operating system. When…

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August 18, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Lenovo unveils Windows Home Server, tiny home theater PCs

Finally, you can get a home server with IBM pedigree.

Lenovo today confirmed that it’s releasing an Atom-based home server, a $499 model with up to 8 terabytes of capacity:

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The company also rolled out several new tiny PCs with home theater capabilities — a sample of its Windows 7 wave lineup, out in time for back-to-school sales.

They include the “ultra slim and small” Q100 and Q110 desktops that are just 0.7 inches thick. Inside are Atom processors and Nvidia’s Ion graphics system, which outputs 1080p video and supports Direct X 10 graphics. They’ll go on sale next month for $249 to $349:

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Slightly larger but still tiny for a PC is the Q700, a $499 entertainment-focused desktop with full desktop processors, HD video and 7.1 surround sound. Specs are a little iffy, though; Lenovo’s site had suggested it was available with up to a quad core processor and a 1 terabyte drive but the press material says it will have Pentium chips:

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Lenovo also announced a new IdeaPad laptop, the U350, with a 14-inch screen, DDR3 memory and HDMI output. It’s 0.9 inches thick, weighs five pounds and starts at $799:

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Specs for all models are on the next page:

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