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Lenovo

October 26, 2009 12:00 ET

New Lenovo IdeaPad Laptops and IdeaCentre Desktops Deliver Style, Ease of Use and Multimedia Features for Consumers

New PCs Bundle Lenovo Enhanced Experience Certification for Windows 7 and Complementary Intel Processor Technology

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) today unveiled a lineup of new IdeaPad laptops -- U150, U550 and Y550P -- and IdeaCentre desktops -- B500, K300 and H230 -- designed to meet the performance, style and usability standards of multi-tasking consumers.

The new Idea PCs combine stylish designs and innovative features enabled by the ultra low power Intel® Core™ processor family of products and improved performance with an Intel® Core™ i7 processor. These new products ship with Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system and also include the unique Lenovo Enhanced Experience for Windows 7 -- the result of joint engineering by Lenovo in collaboration with Microsoft to provide users with faster system boot and shutdown, richer multimedia features and easy system maintenance tools.

"Our Idea products are designed with the user experience in mind -- every aspect of product design and technology is engineered to improve how consumers seamlessly use these products to enrich their daily lives," said Liu Jun, senior vice president, Idea Product Group, Lenovo. "Today's additions to the Idea product portfolio are among Lenovo's most feature-rich and powerful PCs to-date, providing our customers more choices to find the PC that best meets their unique digital lifestyle."

"Lenovo and Intel share a vision to create products that are faster, lighter, thinner and with longer battery life and delivering them to consumers in the quickest and most cost effective way," Gregory Bryant, vice president, Sales and Marketing Group, Intel Corporation. "Whether you are looking for ultrathin, stylish laptops with exceptional performance or beautiful and powerful desktops, Lenovo and Intel are working together to deliver Idea products with the right Intel® processor technology inside to meet your needs."

"As a result of our joint engineering investments, Lenovo is demonstrating their commitment to Windows 7 by making significant improvements in important areas like start-up, shutdown and resume times. We congratulate Lenovo on its work, as we think it will help business customers and consumers benefit from a better computing experience on Lenovo's leading products," said John Kalkman, vice president of OEM Engineering and Services at Microsoft Corp. "With Lenovo's Enhanced Experience, customers can be confident that their new PC delivers more of the exciting benefits that Windows 7 has to offer."

Idea Product Facts

Lenovo's latest IdeaPad laptops and IdeaCentre desktops meet consumer demands for mobility, added power to effectively multitask, flexibility to support professional and personal computing needs, data security, stylish designs and the latest multimedia features.

--  IdeaPad Y550P -- Cutting-edge power for multimedia on the go
    The Y550P is ideal for today's multi-tasker and the most powerful
    laptop in Lenovo's consumer portfolio. The Y550P is Lenovo's first
    notebook to use the new Intel Core i7 processor with Intel® Turbo
    Boost Technology(1) that automatically speeds up the processor when the
    PC needs extra performance. This high-performance laptop also features
    powerful NVIDIA discrete graphics, a 15.6inch HD widescreen display,
    Dolby® Home Theater™ surround sound, and unique Lenovo tools like
    SlideNav -- a touch-sensitive bar above the keyboard that makes it
    faster and easier to navigate programs, documents and shortcuts, or
    even quickly change the desktop wallpaper on users' systems.

--  IdeaPad U150 -- Slim and chic portability
    The U150 is just 13.5mm thick and weighs only 1.35kg(2), yet under
    the textured red or black cover lies a range of features designed to
    strike the right balance between mobility and functionality. The
    ultraportable U150, with an energy-efficient Intel Core 2 Duo
    processor, supports up to 8GB DDR3 memory, 11.6in HD widescreen display
    and long battery life. The Active Protection System on the U150 helps
    protect the hard drive if the laptop is dropped or gets bumped. A new
    version of OneKey Rescue System, Version 7.0, performs data backups
    up to twice as fast and includes more powerful antivirus scanning that
    can be run even before loading the operating system.

-   IdeaPad U550 -- Ultraportable laptop with added flexibility for the
    office and home
    At just 24mm thick and with a 15.6in wide HD wide screen display, the
    new IdeaPad U550 laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo processor includes a
    range of features that make it easy for users to transition between
    work and home use. For example, switchable graphics let users turn
    their discrete graphics card on and off at the press of a button to
    better manage PC battery life. Dolby® Sound Room surround-sound via
    the laptop's large, integrated speakers brings presentations to life
    and makes games and movies more enjoyable. The Ambient Light Sensor
    automatically adjusts screen brightness based on light conditions,
    reducing strain on the eyes. An integrated DVD drive delivers added
    flexibility to access and share content. The integrated fingerprint
    reader and VeriFace™ facial recognition software on the U550 provide
    additional ease of use when logging onto the PC.

--  IdeaCentre B500 -- High performance all-in-one, immersive entertainment
    experience
    Featuring an Intel® Core™2 Quad processor, powerful discrete
    graphics, up to 8GB DDR3 memory and 1TB HDD storage space, the
    IdeaCentre B500 all-in-one desktop is the ultimate PC for serious
    gamers and multimedia users. The 23in Full HD screen and high-quality
    JBL-brand integrated speakers provide a quality viewing experience.
    Coupled with a 4-in-1 remote control that acts as a motion-drive games
    controller, VOIP handset, air mouse and media remote, the B500 supports
    a dynamic multimedia entertainment experience. Additional unique Lenovo
    features on the B500 include CamSuite, a tool that helps to keep users
    in the center of the Web camera's focus and adds special effects to
    live video feeds.

--  IdeaCentre K300 -- Desktop PC with optimized power and control
    The IdeaCentre K300 with the Intel Core 2 Quad processor is a
    performance desktop loaded with powerful technologies including
    high-performance RAID configured hard drives for added storage and
    peace of mind. It also includes the Lenovo Power Control Switch, which
    makes it simple for users to adjust the level of power they need --
    from all-out performance to more energy-efficient modes.

--  Lenovo H230 -- Functionality at a value price
    Available starting at US $299 and equipped with a range of HDD and DDR3
    memory configurations, the H230 is designed to offer consumers the
    perfect mix of performance and value. Integrated tools such as Lenovo
    Rescue System provide users a worry-free experience by enabling quick
    and easy data recovery and advanced antivirus technology.

--  Lenovo U350 and S10-2 -- Eye-catching new textures and patterns marry
    fashion with functionality
    The IdeaPad U350 ultraportable laptop and S10-2 netbook are now
    available in a range of new textures and colorful patterns. The U350
    can be purchased with cool, eye-catching cover textures such as brown
    lizard print, white lamb skin print and red light weave. Using the
    latest PC cover-painting technology, the popular S10-2 comes in new
    colorful designs such as pop art, violet floral, red floral, green
    floral, phoenix, garden, sailing and origami.(3)

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo's business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

(1) Intel® Turbo Boost Technology requires a PC with a processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology performance varies depending on hardware, software and overall system configuration. Check with your PC manufacturer on whether your system delivers Intel Turbo Boost Technology. For more information, see http://www.intel.com/technology/turboboost.

(2) Measured at thinnest point.

(3) Availability of designs vary by country.

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