Building the Perfect Laptop – Lenovo makes the cover of Businessweek

Building the Perfect Laptop


Businessweek has put us on the cover of their latest issue; Steve Hamm writes about the development of our forthcoming ThinkPad, the X300. This is the first notebook I’ve had serious lust for since I coveted my first T1000 Toshiba (the Intel 8088 with a floppy drive and a handle like a suitcase) back in 1988. It may well be, indeed, the “perfect laptop.” This is a computer that has to be held to be understood. A remarkable piece of engineering. Congratulations to the ThinkPad team and its designer, David Hill, who is also the first Lenovo blogger.

“At Lenovo, Hill and his colleagues have a lot riding on the X300, part of its ThinkPad line of computers. The Chinese company bought IBM’s (IBM) money-losing, $10 billion PC business in 2005 with hopes of using it to build a prominent global brand. IBM’s ThinkPad had long been a favorite of executives and business travelers, but it lost cachet over the years. The goal now with the X300 is to deliver a machine that will burnish Lenovo’s reputation worldwide. “We want to send the message that if there’s a company in the industry that can continuously develop the most inventive and best-quality products with efficiency, it will be Lenovo,” says Chairman Yang Yuanqing.”

The podcast is worth a listen.

Author: David Churbuck

Cape Codder with an itch to write

0 thoughts on “Building the Perfect Laptop – Lenovo makes the cover of Businessweek”

  1. I mistakenly bought a M1330 to replace my aging indistructable tank R52, I’m now selling my M1330 to buy a X300 (if only you’d released it sooner!) Inronically the R52 has held onto its value compared to my fast depriciating M1330. It good to see such a product released under Lenovo as I felt the T61 was compromised on design. I wonder if it will eventually come with a standard hard disk drive? Discrete Graphics? Or even an all singing and dancing X300(p) either way its a great Thinkpad!

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