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Lenovo makes Lenovo
Aug 30th, 2011 at 5:22pm
 
Rad,

Just a point of technicality, but IBM doesn't make Lenovo laptops, Lenovo does.  IBM sold their hardware business to Lenovo (a Chinese company) a few years ago. Lenovo makes both the consumer and business class machines. 

Normally, I'm not big on Chinese products; They seem to always turn out to be cheaply made no matter how well they work at first.  Lenovo is the exception.  I was issued one at work and it's been fantastic.  Close friends feel the same.
 
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Re: Lenovo makes Lenovo
Reply #1 - Aug 30th, 2011 at 5:45pm
 
You know how I love technicality.

I have updated the entry on the home page to reflect the enlightenment.

This URL, then, is just a case of Lenovo selling ThinkPads?

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/notebooks/thinkpad

Or do they make ThinkPads, too?

"Lenovo makes Lenovo"

.. reminds me of that line in the Deer Hunter by De Niro, where he says, "This is this," holding up a bullet. =)
 
 
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Re: Lenovo makes Lenovo
Reply #2 - Aug 30th, 2011 at 9:00pm
 
Rad.Test wrote on Aug 30th, 2011 at 5:45pm:
This URL, then, is just a case of Lenovo selling ThinkPads?

Or do they make ThinkPads, too?

IBM sold their entire computer line, including ThinkPads, to Lenovo. 

see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThinkPad

"In 2005, the Chinese manufacturer Lenovo purchased the ThinkPad brand from IBM in a five-year deal, whereby IBM still helps in the marketing and support of these products."

Honestly, I almost think Lenovo makes them better than IBM did.  ThinkPads made by IBM didn't hold up to abuse over time and tended to be underpowered, IMO.  Lenovo ThinkPads are pretty loaded for their price and sturdy as the best out there.
 
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Re: Lenovo makes Lenovo
Reply #3 - Aug 30th, 2011 at 9:55pm
 
Thanks.

Love it when the lightbulb comes on.
 
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