Lenovo to offer low-end PCS, notebooks in U.S.

Lenovo to offer low-end PCS, notebooks in U.S.


The Chinese computer vendor Lenovo is expected to announce at a news conference in New York on Thursday that it will make a big push into the American PC market in the coming months. Part of that plan is to release a suite of low-end desktop and notebook computers aimed at small businesses.

The series is expected to be called the 3000 series and will run on processors from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices. The J series will comprise desktops that will start at US$349 and will run on either processor; only the Intel processor will power the C series notebooks, which will start at US$599. Also part of the offerings will be two other series of widescreen notebooks, the N and the V, which will offer more high-tech options.

The rollout will be the company’s first in the U.S. since it acquired IBM’s PC business nearly two years ago. Lenovo is the world’s third-largest seller of computers and is the official IT provider of the current Winter Olympics.