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All in one systems are all about balance.  Attempting to cram an entire PC’s worth of components into the back of what amounts to a slightly wider-than-normal display can be an iffy proposition. Pare down the specifications too much and you wind up with a limp machine that’s obsolete by the time you get it. Jam in too many high-performance components and the price skyrockets to a point that you wonder if a different form factor might have been a better option, not to mention the additional thermal and acoustic concerns. Lenovo’s B Series all in one systems are decidedly mid-range in both... Read more...
It hasn't even been a full week since we first learned of 'Superfish', and yet it's already beginning to feel like it's a subject that just won't die. But that's for good reason, though, as its effects are wider-reaching than we originally realized. In case you've been sleeping since this debacle began, let's catch you up. It all started when Lenovo was caught installing an ad-injector on shipping PCs called Superfish. It was quickly discovered that ad-injection was just a minor annoyance: what made it dangerous is that it utilized a self-signed security certificate that negated the protections... Read more...
What a week it has been for Lenovo. Often considered one of the best of the notebook vendors, it was discovered earlier this week that the company in recent months had been bundling some seriously shady software on many of the PCs it sold to consumers. Not only did this software inject advertising into user Web browsing, it also opened up a can of worms with regards to security. While it seemed at first that Superfish was more bundled bloatware, Lenovo quickly changed its tune after the Web exploded with ire and even US Homeland Security urged removal. That lead up to yesterday, where the company... Read more...
Well... that sure didn't take long. Yesterday, we reported on Lenovo, and how it had been shipping its customers' PCs equipped with some of the shadiest adware out there. Not only did this adware inject advertising into a user's regular browsing, it brought with it some major security flaws. As we noted yesterday, Lenovo made it sound like the adware in question, Superfish, wasn't all too bad. While the company removed it for now, it said that should Superfish change its likeness a bit, it would be returned. Now, it seems like Lenovo has had a change of heart. It's funny how backlash can work,... Read more...
Purchasing a new laptop can sometimes be a chore. For starters, simply finding one that's "right for you" takes time and effort, and once you do find it, you know that the "chore" part isn't over. Once you get that baby home, you'll have to begin mentally preparing yourself for the inevitable bloatware removal. Bloatware is nothing new, and by this point, it's a given. Our notebooks could be more expensive if not for bundled apps, so for some, taking a few minutes to uninstall whatever's included might not seem like a bit deal. However, it's been discovered that Lenovo has been pushing boundaries... Read more...
Life can be a whole easier when you find the right partner. That's true in business as well -- just look at Motorola Mobility and the recent success it's had under Lenovo's leadership. According to Lenovo's financial report for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2014, Motorola Mobility's device shipments are up 118 percent year-over-year. That translates into 10 million device shipments during the quarter, which added $1.9 billion in revenue to Lenovo's Mobile Business Group (MBG). And that's just the tip of the iceberg -- Lenovo says Motorola Mobility will soon re-enter China, which will... Read more...
Lenovo knows a thing or two about rising to the top. Just ask every other PC maker on the planet -- by volume, Lenovo is the top supplier of PCs around the world, sitting on top of HP, Dell, and every other player. Samsung and Apple should take note of this, as Lenovo is turning its attention to the mobile market and has its sights set on China. The company already has a mobile presence in China with its own branded devices, though with the $2.9 billion Motorola Mobility acquisition now complete, Lenovo is setting itself up to be a major force in the high-end handset market.... Read more...
Lenovo's Thinkpad 540 is a beast, but you didn't need us to tell you that. This professional-caliber laptop is probably more powerful than your average desktop PC. And if its price doesn't tip you off to the fact that this laptop is sporting some serious hardware—$1,600 for Lenovo's "ready to ship" iteration of the laptop; starting at $1,400 for the customize-it-yourself iteration—then the system's spec sheet will surely give it away.  When loaded up with the high-end hardware inside our the system, the Thinkpad 540 inches past $2,500, easily.Yet, for all of this... Read more...
Lenovo has already blitzed us with numerous tablets, convertibles, laptops, and all-in-ones, but the Chinese OEM isn’t finished yet. Far from it. It’s also has some smartphones and wearables to announce, but for better or worse, they won’t be coming to the United States. First up is the Vibe X2 Pro, which is available in a quite patriotic red, white, and blue color scheme. U.S. users aren’t missing out on much as this is a pretty run-of-the-mill smartphone with mid-range specs. The slab-like smartphone is rockin’ a 5.3-inch Full HD display and a 64-bit, octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor,... Read more...
Lenovo has worked in conjunction with NEC Personal Computers (NECP) to bring U.S. customers a new flavor of lightweight laptop and convertible devices. The new Lenovo LaVie Z HZ550 and LaVie Z HZ750 both shatter any expectations of what you previously thought was possible with a lightweight mobile device. The LaVie Z HZ550 is the world’s lightest 13.3-inch laptop, weighing in at an unthinkable 1.72 pounds — less than a 32-ounce bottle of water. The LaVie Z HZ750 ups the ante by using a convertible form-factor that allows the 13.3-inch display to rotate 360 degrees to put the device in “tablet”... Read more...
Not everyone needs the extra level of “robustness” that comes with Think-branded laptops, tablets, and all-in-ones, so Lenovo luckily provides some cheaper alternatives for folks that don’t want to break the bank. Lenovo is taking the opportunity to roll out a revamped lineup of FLEX 3 convertibles, TAB 2 tablets, and all-in-one desktops that cover a wide variety of affordable price points. The first entry into the field is the new FLEX 3 lineup, which is available in 11-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch models. While the entry-level 11-inch model makes do with a Pentium-class processor and a 1366x768... Read more...
Lenovo makes a big splash at CES every year with a bevy of new products, and 2015 is no exception. The world’s largest PC company is rolling out refreshed laptops, a new 24-inch monitor, and new ThinkPad Stack accessories. The headliner product for CES this year is obviously the latest version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. In order to commemorate over one hundred million cumulative ThinkPad laptops sold, the third generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon has received some meaningful updates including a PCIe interface for the laptop’s SSD that is said to boost storage performance by 80 percent. ThinkPad X1 Carbon... Read more...
Google created Android as an open platform with the intent that software developers and hardware manufacturers would create new, useful, and innovative things for the platform. Since Android was introduced, we’ve seen a number of interesting devices from cameras to HDMI dongles that utilize the OS. But tablets and smartphones remain the key focus for most manufacturers. Most Android tablets are cookie-cutter slates. The major differences from one model to the next are generally a combination of software features and variations in key hardware specifications such as the... Read more...
As if the second generation Moto X wasn’t already attractive enough, Motorola is breaking a new range topping variant of the flagship smartphone. The Moto X was previously only available in 16GB and 32GB versions, but today Motorola has bumped the maximum capacity to 64GB for the Moto X Pure Edition. The Moto X doesn’t have an integrated microSD slot, so the bump from a maximum of 32GB to 64GB is a welcome addition. Since this is a Pure Edition device, that means that you won’t find any carrier bloatware or unwanted apps on this device — just a near stock version of Android 4.4.4 KitKat (which... Read more...
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