Lenovo, the maker of the Thinkpad X41 Tablet PC is seeing good returns this quarter. In some ways I’m not surprised. I’m becoming more and more pleased with my Tablet and the difference it makes in my word flow. I’ve chaired a few meetings since I got it, but yesterday was the first one outside my own organization. We were all crammed in a little room because of maintenance going on in the board room. Because we were using someone’s office we ended up sitting on nice comfy couches and chairs. Other board members were trying to balance their laptops on their knees. I was easily able to take notes, look up reference material in Onenote, and annotate an annual budget in Excel. It was a wonderful feeling.
Good news coming from Lenovo (via Edinburgh Evening News):
LENOVO, the Chinese company which earlier this year acquired computer giant IBM's PC-making business, has seen a better-than-expected 22 per cent rise in quarterly profits.
The Beijing-based firm, which now ranks as the third biggest PC-maker in the world, raked in profits of some £25.8 million for the three months to the end of September.
Shipments of innovative Lenovo PC products, introduced after the acquisition of IBM's loss-making PC unit in May, grew 13 per cent during the three-month period, industry reports said.
This growth rate was fuelled by the demand for such products as the ThinkPad X41 Tablet PC and the model refresh of the ThinkCentre desktop PC line.
Hat tip to Rob Bushway