RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., February 20, 2007 – Lenovo today announced that select Lenovo PCs are now available for purchase in nearly 700 Circuit City stores across the U.S. and online at www.circuitcity.com.
Customers are now able to purchase ThinkPad T60 widescreen and Lenovo N100 notebook PCs in select Circuit City stores, online at www.circuitcity.com or by phone at 1-800-843-2489. In addition to these models, Circuit City will offer the Lenovo C200 notebook PCs plus different configurations of the Lenovo N100 notebook and ThinkPad T60 widescreen PCs to customers shopping online or by phone. This offering is targeted to meet the needs of the small-to-medium business, very-small business and individual business professional.
“The popular ThinkPad widescreen and Lenovo notebook PCs are ideal systems to offer Circuit City customers,” said Steve Mungall, vice president for Worldwide and Americas Channels, Lenovo. “More small business PC users are turning to retail outlets to satisfy their PC needs in the office and at home. Moving these PCs onto the retail shelves of Circuit City is just another way for us to put our innovations in the hands of more people.”
The ThinkPad T60 widescreen PC, weighing only 5.1 pounds, is the lightest 15.4-inch widescreen notebook PC among the top five PC vendors 1 . Featuring Lenovo’s award-winning ThinkVantage Technologies, the ThinkPad T60 widescreen provides extra screen real estate for easier online shopping, Web browsing, digital photography manipulation, video presentation development and DVD movie viewing.
The Lenovo N100 notebook PC with Lenovo Care productivity tools is engineered specifically for small business customers. The system includes the latest in wireless and multimedia features for enhanced PC connectivity and an improved viewing experience. Featuring next-generation WiFi technology, the Lenovo N100 notebook PC enables faster connectivity and greater wireless range than PCs set with previous standards.
“We are excited to offer the proven technologies found in the ThinkPad and Lenovo notebook PC line to our customers,” said John Kelly, senior vice president and general merchandise manager at Circuit City. “Offering Lenovo products enables us to provide an additional valued brand, which we feel will have a strong appeal to our customers.” Lenovo PCs offered at Circuit City are preloaded with the Windows Vista Home Basic or Premium operating system. The ThinkPad T60 widescreen model available online features Windows Vista Business.
About Lenovo Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world’s best engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com/us/en .
About Circuit City Stores, Inc. Circuit City Stores, Inc. (NYSE:CC) is a leading specialty retailer of consumer electronics and related services. The domestic segment operates through 645 Superstores and 12 other locations in 158 U.S. markets. The international segment operates through more than 800 retail stores and dealer outlets in Canada. Circuit City also operates Web sites at www.circuitcity.com, www.thesource.ca and www.firedog.com.
1 Based on manufacturer’s published figures for travel (or starting at) weight of 15.4-inch widescreen notebooks and results for the top 10 vendors in third quarter 2006 for worldwide portables shipments, including standard and widescreen, as reported by IDC. ThinkPad travel weight includes standard battery and optional travel bezel in place of standard optical drive, if applicable; weight may vary due to options.