Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:52 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Something truly interesting is currently happening in the PC space. Ask any random internet commenter how the PC market is doing, and I'm pretty sure you're going to get something along the lines of 'everybody but Apple is failing'. Turns out this isn't the case - Lenovo has just become the world's largest PC and laptop vendor, after three years of steady growth in sales and profits. "During the second fiscal quarter, Lenovo's worldwide PC shipments grew 10.3 percent, in a difficult market that was down eight percent year-over-year, the 14th quarter in a row that the company has grown faster than the PC industry as a whole. In this challenging environment, Lenovo achieved its highest-ever worldwide market share of 15.6 percent, gaining share points in every geography, every product category in which it competes, and in every respective customer segment." Very impressive.
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Reliability and battery life
by sb56637 on Thu 8th Nov 2012 15:39 UTC
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Lenovo has a pretty good reputation for reliability, seems to be a carryover from their IBM laptop roots, which really were rock solid reliable. I wonder about how they compare to Dell and Acer now in terms of reliability.

What I most value in a laptop is battery life. The last time I was shopping for laptops, Acer and Asus offered quite a few light/thin laptops with a low power processor and a 6-cell battery that gave 8+ hours of battery life. I couldn't find any Lenovos that offered that, with the exception of huge desktop replacements with a bulky, protruding 9-cell battery. Any good new Lenovos in the category I'm interested in?

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