Lenovo Defends PC

  • Hybrid notebooks
  • ThinkPad Twist and IdeaPad Yoga
  • ThinkPad Helix and IdeaPad Yoga 11S

Lenovo defends PCs and says "we are entering the PC plus era". Lenovo Chief Executive Yuanqing Yang says PC makers that are suffering are those that do not innovate and adapt to the new needs of their users.

  • Hybrid notebooks
  • ThinkPad Twist and IdeaPad Yoga
  • ThinkPad Helix and IdeaPad Yoga 11S

Lenovo defends PCs and says "we are entering the PC plus era". Lenovo Chief Executive Yuanqing Yang says PC makers that are suffering are those that do not innovate and adapt to the new needs of their users.

"In our industry many players think PCs have become a commodity product," he added. "We have never thought this way."

Yang's solution of PC plus comes from the increasingly common range of devices that can bridge the gap between PCs and tablets.

According to the company, its own hybrid notebooks like the ThinkPad Twist and IdeaPad Yoga do just that. The hybrid notebooks have captured a combined 40 percent of U.S. PC market share in the $900 and above range since launching in Oct. and Nov. respectively.

Lenovo has even pumped up that lineup when it showcased the ThinkPad Helix and IdeaPad Yoga 11S, both offering convertible notebooks in the 11.6-inch display size, at CES 2013.

The hybrid market has gained other followers as well, including the Toshiba Satellite U920T, Dell XPS 12, and Asus Taichi. Asus also announced at CES a first attempt at a desktop-tablet hybrid with the Transformer AiO.

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