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Sharing his thoughts and a look back at CES 2011 is Andreas Gotthelf, one of the volunteer moderators from the Lenovo forum. We also managed to capture a few moments with him as he took in the new ThinkPad Edge E220s.   If you liked the video, be sure to check out many of the great other photos from CES.   Well, it has been a few weeks since CES 2011, and I finally had a chance to sort out my thoughts about this great event and hope it's not too late to take a look back.  Invited by Lenovo´s social media team, I think I can speak for the whole gang of bloggers in attendance when I say that we were very pleased and thankful to have been Lenovo's guest at the event. I've never attended CES, visited Las Vegas or even been to the US before,  so I guess this makes me a triple newbie.   After a 17 hours flight from Germany,  I arrived on a Tuesday, but because of the time shift, I wasn't certain which day it was exactly - talk...

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Guest blogging today, our own Amy Milslagle shares her thoughts on LenovoCare Premium Support services... Everyone thinks that working for a computer company means you’re an expert on everything “computer”.  Well, I am here to say, without a doubt, that hypothesis is emphatically incorrect.  My real job involves writing stuff. Technically, I’m the “Senior Marcom Manager for WW Services”, which is the fancy way of saying I write stuff…about our services.  So, it seems only logical that it falls to me, the “word girl”, (who happens to be woefully incompetent at computer maintenance) to blog about our new LenovoCare Premium Support offering. I'll admit to being somewhat biased, but coming from someone who needs help with simple things like archiving, LenovoCare Premium Support is a gift wrapped in a big red bow.  This site offers just about every PC support and "out-of-warranty" support service you could possibly need.  So, when I leave the safe confines of computer central and have to go home to a PC issue, instead of throwing my PC out the window (and incidentally, it’s not a Lenovo PC – I purchased it prior to my employment, in case you're reading...

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A week before the holidays, the elves over at the Lenovo Outletset up shop in the Lenovo cafeteria and offered up some remarkable deals for employees to take advantage of.  Ever since it debuted at CES last year, I've been a secret admirer of the A300 series of all in one form factor IdeaCentre desktop systems,  so when I saw a stack of them for sale in the cafeteria, I just couldn't resist.  I'm glad I acted on impulse as they were sold out quickly. With the holidays behind me, I had an opportunity to finally unpack and set up the A300. I was impressed with the initial out of box experience - the system was well protected with peel off clear plastic films to ensure it arrived without scratches, and the set up poster made startup a snap. This was the first system I ever used with a Bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse, and I was admittedly a bit curious as to how easily they would pair up with the system.   I've read that this can be a challenge with some systems.  The set up poster made it easy though - it walked me through several different ways to get the keyboard and mouse to connect.   The first step was to pull out the insulating tab that kept...

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Hola! My name is Belen De Perez and for an aspiring journalist at heart , I can't imagine a more exciting career opportunity working in the Internet industry today. I recently joined Lenovo and am developing a new role as “Social Media Community Leader”. Over the past several years, I’ve been exploring my corner of the blogosphere in Latin American (Latam) and am looking forward to helping Lenovo develop many web 2.0 initiatives as part of the overall online evolution. In recent years, the use of blogs, microblogging platforms like Twitter, Facebook and other social networks have grown in an amazing way. Currently, worldwide users spend an average of 4.5 hours daily engaged in some form of social media (rather than watching TV!). An article published by ABC media shows the digital revolution in Latin America: "Economic growth in Latin America and the largest income redistribution that has taken place in most countries of the region is having an impact on the digital lifestyle”. It is possible to see this revolution in Social Communities’ growth and expansion in different regions.  Today, Latin-American consumers expect to share experiences and opinions online, to discuss and consult, to help other,...

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Hola! Mi nombre es Belén De Perez, soy periodista y publicista, con la mayoría de mi carrera enfocada en el apasionante medio de Internet. Recientemente me incorporé a Lenovo y me desempeño como “Social Media Community Leader”. Durante los últimos años, estuve explorando la industria de los blogs y redes sociales, y espero ayudar a Lenovo a desarrollar algunas iniciativas 2.0 como parte de esta gran evolución de los medios y comunicación online.   En los últimos años, el uso de blogs, plataformas de microblogging como Twitter y Facebook y otras redes sociales, ha crecido a pasos agigantados. Actualmente, los usuarios en todo el mundo pasan en promedio 4,5 hs. diarias en estos medios (más que mirando TV!). El estudio publicado por ABC medios, refleja la revolución digital en América Latina: “El crecimiento económico de América Latina y la mayor redistribución de los ingresos que ha tenido lugar en la mayor parte de los países de la región, está teniendo repercusión en la vida digital”. Es posible ver esta revolución en el crecimiento y expansión de...

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