Lenovo now world’s number one PC maker

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Gartner and IDC, the world’s preeminent IT research companies, both crowned Lenovo as the world’s number one PC maker in the second quarter of 2013. With dual headquarters in both China and the US, Lenovo has been hailed as a truly global brand, bringing today’s most innovative computing solutions to consumers all around the world. Singer, the authorised local distributor for Lenovo, is proud to provide Lenovo technology solutions to ‘those who do’: the credo of PC users who seek the best in performance and reliability. The Lenovo range of computing solutions distributed by Singer is testament to this credo. The groundbreaking IdeaPad Yoga 13, for example, combines the productivity of an UltraBook laptop with the versatile and intuitive touch experience of a tablet. The IdeaPad Yoga 13 is capable of transitioning between four different ‘yoga poses’: a laptop mode, where users can choose between the keyboard, touchpad and touchscreen; a tablet mode, in which the screen is rotated 360 degrees for a true tablet experience; a stand mode that is perfect for watching videos and participating in videoconferences; and a tent mode, in which the Yoga 13’s screen opens up beyond 270 degrees to form a tent shape, allowing it to be used as a digital picture frame. Lenovo is a global brand in every sense of the term. In one of the technological world’s most monumental takeover deals, worth $1.75 billion, the Chinese computer giant Lenovo, merged with the PC division of IBM, the world’s original computer wizard. The rest is history. Following the 2005 acquisition Yuanqing Yang, CEO of Lenovo, ambitiously set out to develop China’s first global consumer brand. According to Fortune magazine, Lenovo is “far more global than most Western multinationals … its top 14 executives hail from seven countries, and following acquisitions in Germany, Brazil, and Japan, Lenovo’s manufacturing and R&D span the globe.” Fortune Magazine further observes that Yang and his team see the quest for PC domination largely as a mission accomplished, with Lenovo’s growth outpacing the rest of the industry’s growth for the past 16 quarters. The Lenovo PC is the perfect marriage between IBM’s original iconic black-box design and pioneering innovation, and Lenovo’s competitive edge, together commanding a premium among corporate buyers and the IT crowd in progressive countries. In the US, the world’s largest PC market, Lenovo’s business grew by 19.6% in the most recent quarter, according to IDC research. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Lenovo’s sales increased by 21.2%, according to Gartner figures. While Lenovo assumes the premier spot in the global PC market, it has found a suitable partner in Singer, Sri Lanka’s No.1 brand, an award conferred upon the Company for the 8th consecutive year by the SLIM Nielsen People’s Awards. The success story of Lenovo’s range of PCs affirms Singer’s commitment to delivering ‘trusted excellence’ by continually providing the best of the computer world to millions of Sri Lankans through 390 retail outlets, 8 regional service centres and over 150 service outlets. Singer offers an extended warranty of 3 years with the purchase of all Lenovo PCs and Notebooks.