Lenovo Computers Go Global

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Lenovo yesterday rolled out their first ever Lenovo-branded PCs to the world stage. The new Lenovo 3000 product family consists of several new desktop and notebook models with next generation processors and a silver chassis.

The Lenovo C100 notebooks are designed for mobile small-business professionals and offer wireless connectivity, built-in service tools and multi-media features. Weighing in at 6.2 pounds, the new C100 offers connectivity options on select models, such as integrated 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN, Bluetooth and 10/100 Ethernet. Multimedia capabilities include stereo speakers with an integrated microphone for playing and recording audio and an integrated combo or DVD recordable drive. At 1.3-inches thin, the C100 also incorporates a 3-in-1 multi-card reader for downloading digital pictures, four USB ports and firewire and S-Video slots.

The C Series of notebooks includes an Intel 915 GM Chipset with choice of either Pentium M or Celeron M processors. Select models also feature Intel Centrino mobile technology. An 8-cell lithium ion battery offers up to five hours of battery life.

The Lenovo J100 and J105 desktop PCs are designed for small business customers as well and and feature modern design silhouettes, color-contrasting front bezel, curvilinear design components, custom designed side-access air ventilation and several optional accessories.

Lenovo is offering worldwide customers a choice of Intel or AMD configurations. The Lenovo J100 features a SiS 661 Chipset with choice of either Pentium 4 or Celeron D processors. The Lenovo J105 features an AMD Socket 754 board with either AMD Sempron or Athlon processors. Both the Lenovo J100 and J105 are equipped with serial ATA drive support, 6 USB 2.0 ports and front side audio.

The Lenovo J Series desktops come in a variety of pre-configured models. All Lenovo 3000 PCs feature a standard one-year limited warranty and come with service and support available from IBM. The Lenovo J Series and C Series are available now, with prices for the J105 and J100 starting at $349.00 and $499.00, respectively. Prices for the C100 start at $599.00.

“The new Lenovo 3000 product family embodies a distinct entrepreneurial persona by combining the most successful components of enterprise level, ThinkPad-inspired technologies with the latest Lenovo innovations to create PCs users can depend on,” said Deepak Advani, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Lenovo, in a statement. “Lenovo will offer the new PCs as the smart choice for today’s most savvy entrepreneurs, priced to fit the budgets and computing needs of even the smallest firms.”