Profits rise for Lenovo as company beats Apple in US PC sales

By Scorpus ยท 14 replies
May 21, 2014
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  1. Lenovo is one of the few PC businesses that is doing particularly well despite a slumping market, today reporting revenues of $38.7 billion for the year ending March 2014, up 14% year-on-year. Profits have also risen by 29% for the...

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  2. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,423   +350

    Lenovo does make some great products! The thinkpad series is quite amazing I am thinking of getting one myself :)
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  3. dms96960

    dms96960 TS Addict Posts: 297   +59

    I had a Thinkpad for several years and loved it. Next laptop was a Samsung Series 9 which was good, but not as good as the Thinkpad. My next laptop will be a Thinkpad again.

    Even though I know the Chinese have put some kind of device in it to track everything I do.
  4. OneSpeed

    OneSpeed TS Addict Posts: 286   +92

    I've been using IBM/ThinkPad/Lenovo for over 16 years now, and I've noticed the quality has been going down recently. If it wasn't for the staff discount, I'd been onto something else already. Competition really isn't as innovative, unless you buy into the Apple eco-platform.
  5. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +286

    Which makes me laugh how the previous article few weeks back mentioned as Apple having the highest PC shipments...
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  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Edite: Lenovo has a strong foothold in the professional market in terms of desktops and laptops. The quality of service to businesses is what helps keeps them on top. In fact the laptop im typing on right now is a Lenovo ThinkPad L420 from the office.
    Last edited: May 21, 2014
  7. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    I loved my Thinkpads back in the IBM days, Lenovo has done -okay- with the line, but between recently changing the iconic keyboard (not just design, but even layout which is tantamount to sacriledge) and lagging behind even Dell in refreshes, the line just has not been as appealing. They are pushing their Lenovo laptops a lot harder than the [Lenovo] Thinkpad line, and that's probably where they make a lot of that profit.
  8. anguis

    anguis TS Enthusiast Posts: 85   +12

    Good for IBM. This article is about Lenovo, not IBM.
  9. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    Had. They sold their PC business to Lenovo, hence Lenovo offering ThinkPad models.
  10. mctommy

    mctommy TS Addict Posts: 217   +38

    I have a 3-4year old Lenovo U460 and it's 100x better than my HP elitebook and my previous Dell offering.
  11. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder This guy again... Posts: 2,198   +593

    Was a typo, said Lenovo at the end but IBM at beginning.
    I know was a typo, said Lenovo at end but typed IBM at beginning, still hard to think of anything with the Label "Think" as a Lenovo product.
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  12. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah the Thinkpad series is phenomenal. I have been using them since the IBM days. Very rugged and durable.
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  13. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,336   +843

    I've never had a Lenovo product, but I most hear good things about them. I have ASUS laptop and their support sucks ***. I have their latest drivers that are from 2011 and they don't even plan to make a new one in the future.
  14. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Most commercial support is pretty crappy in general. But as for the drivers, that is a common issue since most driver support ends within a year since a new model is unveiled.
  15. thelatestmodel

    thelatestmodel TS Booster Posts: 117   +44

    I use Lenovo machines every day at work. They're bomb-proof.

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