Lenovo: http://blog.lenovo.com/events-initiatives2014-08-06T17:36:07+00:00http://blog.lenovo.com/products/lenovo-thinkstation-at-the-premiere-of-dragon-nest-rise-of-the-black-dragonLenovo Workstation Team2014-08-06T17:36:07+00:00
On July 27, Dragon Nest: Rise of the Black Dragon, China's first 3D animated feature film produced by Mili Pictures, was first released in the Saga Cinema (Solana Beijing).The film produced by Disney’s gold producer Bill Borden, along with Hollywood animation creators and China’s top ranked animation teams eventually built up the most expensive and sophisticated blockbuster in China’s animated film history. As the partner of Mili Pictures IT infrastructure, Lenovo has provided exclusive IT technical support with ThinkStation workstations for Dragon Nest: Rise of the Black Dragon, and shouldered the computer graphic animation production, turning artistic inspirations into reality with reliable performance.
"Since the launch of Lenovo ThinkStation workstation in 2008, it has been widely recognized by customers for its innovative and premium products, and its performance has spiked up in China in the last 19 quarters. At the end of 2013, Lenovo ThinkStation took 32.8% of the market share in China. We will prioritize the DCC field this year. Without a doubt, the cooperation with Mili Pictures will enhance the leadership of Lenovo ThinkStation in the DCC field. Also, we expect that the innovation via the synergy of technology and art will boost the internationalization of domestic animated film industry.” the PC Product Marketing General Manager in VIP Customer Department of Lenovo China, Wang Liping remarked.
The CTO of Mili Pictures Xu Zhe detailed the production of Dragon Nest: Rise of the Black Dragon. Each data frame is about 1-2GB, while the file...
Are you "that person" in your crew that is always up on the newest artists and tracks before anybody else?
If so, you'll want to check out the Future Icons channel inside the Lenovo Companion app, available exclusively on Lenovo Windows 8 systems. Future Icons brings you exclusive behind-the-scenes music and videos from artists we've tapped as the next big thing. They will share with you how they use digital music creation to get their sound, and hopefully inspire you to start making some tracks as well!
Our newest Future Icon is the alternative rock band called LIFE. The band consists of Los Angeles natives Moi J Quinn,Sean Chapman, and Matthew McEwan, and offers a distinctive SoCal sound reminiscent of 311 and Sublime. Their exciting debut EP, R U D W N? drops June 18, 2014, featuring their first single of the same name. (If you're in the Los Angeles area, they will perform at their album release party at the legendary Roxy nightclub in Hollywood June 18.)
Moi, Matt and Sean were first known as the founders of Southern California band Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, and spent nearly a decade engaging a diehard fan base with three full-length albums as well as successful stints on Warped Tour. However, their muse suddenly morphed right before their eyes. "It wasn't planned out," recalls Sean. "We just started writing music, and it awakened something different within us. It wasn't Tomorrows Bad Seeds. It was new. The three of us...
As you head to Accelerate 2014 this week, think about the smartphone, tablet or desktop you carry with you. Think about how important those devices are, and how it would affect you if you broke or lost of one of them.
In recent years, with our increased reliance on cloud computing, we’ve been led to believe the hardware is not that important. All that matters is the data. But what if you have just taken some photos or written a new report that you didn’t back up before the device malfunctioned or got lost? You certainly wouldn’t question the importance of the hardware then.
We all carry unique data in our devices that we want to keep safe and secure. It’s easier to do that if the devices used to store the data are durable and dependable. The quality of the hardware is quintessential to our satisfaction and happiness with the device.
You’ve told us you want device diversity and innovation, and we will show our commitment to both. While our competitors change their minds on what platforms and devices to support, we have been busy assembling a diverse portfolio of devices to address the needs and preferences of all end users.
Our growing portfolio includes servers, workstations, desktops, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, and convertible PCs that combine tablet and notebook features. As our business partners, you can leverage the diversity in our portfolio to consult with customers and help them match...
The New Year is well underway. The resolutions are forgotten or dusted under the mat somewhere. But does that mean you should stop challenging yourself and throw in the towel for 2014? Of course not. Instead of just talking about trying new things, we want to challenge you to walk the walk and start DO-ing.
What better way to do this than with a series of ‘DO Challenges’ – four week-long activities that will spur you to embrace the year with the spirit of DO. Is it difficult? Not at all. We’ll challenge you to participate in any (or all) four different themes under Art & Design, Travel, Music and Photography.
Challenge 1: “Capture First Light”
We challenge you to interpret the first light of day. What this can be is totally up to you. The sunrise, a streetlight, a light bulb, the shadow of your first cup of coffee in the morning or the city lights on your early morning flight – you tell us. Take a picture and share it with us. Or share an old picture you took that you think captures this concept.
Challenge 2: “Travel End to End”
We challenge you to be spontaneous and adventurous by stepping out of your normal routine. Take that subway to another stop or travel to the other end of town, to the place you’ve always wanted to visit but never managed to go. What about traveling end to end on...
David Roman with new awards
The last week of February was an amazing one in Barcelona, Spain – home to Mobile World Congress (MWC), the world’s largest mobile trade show. New phones, tablets, mobile apps, and more, made their debut on one of the most important stages for the industry.
And for the first time ever, Lenovo was on the show floor making a clear, bold statement that it is among the world’s best when it comes to mobile tech.
New Products Wow Crowds
New products like the Yoga Tablet 10 inch HD+ and a full line of S-series smartphones made their debut, along with an end-to-end lineup of DOit apps that bring a new meaning to speed and ease for smartphone users everywhere.
In addition to these new crowd pleasers, Lenovo’s booth was full of Vibe Z and Vibe X smartphones, Yogas, mobile Win8 products, and so much more.
Not to be outdone by the S-series and new Yoga Tablet winning product awards, for the first time ever, Lenovo received an award for a mobile app – its blazing fast SHAREit app.
And while this was the first time Lenovo has ever had a trade show presence, that didn’t stop its booth from winning multiple praises from the design community and GSMA’s CEO.
While the team packs their bags and head home, many will remember MWC 2014 as the time when Lenovo embraced being out on the floor,...
Lenovo welcomed partners and customers to its lounge tonight in Barcelona as it introduced the Vibe Z and Vibe X smartphones to guests at the show.
The Vibe smartphone series is one of Lenovo’s flagship products at Mobile World Congress (MWC), and is one of the most talked about offerings by visitors to the booth.
“The Vibe Brand is all about users who want to use their mobile device and connect to their environment to tell their individual story and journey,” said Lenovo Ambassador Ashley Rodrigue who then introduced Executive Vice President of Lenovo Business Group, Liu Jun.
“This is my third trip to join MWC,” commented Liu Jun. “My first trip in 2011 was when I took over Lenovo’s mobile business, when we were just a PC company. Last year we had a private booth in a small corner, but this year, we have a very big booth here at the show. And during those three years, Lenovo’s mobile business has made very significant progress, with our smartphone sales covering half of the world!”
Liu Jun gave special thanks to the European partners in the room, many of whom have played a significant role in Lenovo’s smartphone launches all throughout the region. He also had another, very special announcement for the crowd.
“It is my great privilege to announce we will continue Lenovo’s partnership with Kobe Bryant for the next two years!”
Lenovo community, we need your help.
We're here in Barcelona for Mobile World Congress and our Lenovo Tablets have gotten themselves lost. They’re lonely, tired and have run out of battery. (Yes, it's been more than 18 hours so even the Yoga Tablet has given up.) Can you help us find and rescue them? They’ve managed to leave a few clues as to their location but it’s all very cryptic so we need your quick wit.
From Tuesday to Thursday (February 25-27), we will reveal three clues per day hinting at where the tablets are hidden. The locations will be different each day as they disappeared in three different places. By the end of Thursday, you'll need to guess the 3 locations. Please help us before those tablets are done in by rain. (Or, worse yet, cats.)
To join the game on Twitter, reply @Lenovo with the 3 locations and hashtag it #LenovoMWC
To join on Instagram, comment @Lenovo with the 3 locations on any of our posts on Thursday and use the same hashtag #LenovoMWC
Your heroics will not go unrewarded. Five super-smart sleuths, whom we’ll select from those who got all three locations correct, will be commended for their efforts and awarded a tablet of their own. (Don’t lose yours.)
Keep your eyes peeled this Friday, February 28, as we will announce the lucky winners on Twitter and Instagram.
Now let’s go find those tablets.
We recently held a Lenovo Hangout session a couple of weeks back on the New ThinkPad X1 Carbon with our product experts, Dilip Bhatia (VP ThinkPad Prod. Marketing), Alysia Baker (Prod. Marketing Manager), Chris Karaffa (Lenovo Advocate) and Raju PP (Tech Blogger).
Relive the Experience below
However, due to some technical faults, the Hangout prematurely ended and we know that there were a few questions which could not be answered in time. Well fret not, here are the answers!
ANSWER: We’ve done a lot of user research about how to improve our keyboard and two trends stood out: Users wanted a simpler keyboard but still wanted all the functionality they were used to. This is why we developed the Adaptive Keyboard. By combining 40 shortcuts in a dynamically changing row, it brings the most pertinent shortcuts for the application to the forefront without taking away functionality.
ANSWER: Yes, there will be an update to allow you to assign your own apps to the 4 rows.
ANSWER: Absolutely. X1 Carbon is all about pushing boundaries and the newest generation is no exception. Everyone interacts with their devices differently and the we understand this. By having different interactive features, we allow users to personalize their experience in whatever way they work and play best.
ANSWER: In addition to the new user interactive features like the Adaptive Keyboard, voice and gesture control, we also have improved basic features that we know our users need to be successful. We...
Guest blog by Ryan Freeman, Communications Advisor, Global Services, Internal Communications.
The ThinkVision Pro2840m, is one of the best value 28 inch features packed with 4K professional displays and the ThinkVision 28, a smarter display that is not only an ultra-high definition monitor but an Android enabled entertainment center.
“Lenovo is set to establish itself as a leading provider of premium display products with two new world-class monitors that set the bar for ultra HD performance and great value,” said Victor Rios, vice president and general manager, Think Desktop, Workstation and Visuals, Lenovo. “The ThinkVision Pro2840m is a must have display for professionals looking for ultra-high resolutions and the ThinkVision 28 defines an emerging category of premium monitors with a smart element for ultimate flexibility for tech savvy customers.”
ThinkVision 2840m features leading-edge 4k ultra HD display with an affordable price tag
Designed with CAD/CAM, data analysis or purely for high definition entertainment, the ThinkVision Pro2840m is a feature packed 28 inch UltraHD premium display for the discerning professional who requires an uncompromised visual experience. With a 3840x2160 panel, the latest premium ThinkVision monitor reproduces a stunning image that is vibrant, sharp and detailed and color reproduction is second to none.
Users will enjoy the clean and ergonomic infinity glass design featuring touch sensitive buttons and dual speakers and the monitor is mounted on a full function stand that allows tilt, swivel and rotate for maximum productivity. An array of ports complete the...
Guest blog by Ryan Freeman, Communications Advisor, Global Services, Internal Communications.
A premium 8 inch tablet constructed of machine-cut aluminum, the compact ThinkPad 8 comes equipped with the technologies professionals need to be successful. It caters to those who want a more portable device without sacrificing the ability to connect to a keyboard and display for a full PC experience. Use it in Tablet Mode on the go. Connect it to the optional keyboard base, dock or monitor for Desktop Mode. Or flip its optional Quickshot Cover over the tablet to convert into Tent Mode.
The ThinkPad 8 brings professional, versatile and fun together in one tablet
In addition, it allows users to capture photos and videos intuitively and easily with the Quickshot cover. Users just peel back the tablet’s cover to expose the 8 MP high definition camera, triggering the camera app to open. Once captured, users can view and edit their photos and videos on the super bright 8.3 inch 1920x1200 display and transfer them wirelessly using Miracast technology or view them via a cable using its microHDMI port. Supporting a full PC experience, ThinkPad 8 is armed with the latest Intel Bay Trail Quad Core processor, up to 128GB of storage, a microUSB 3.0 port, LTE connectivity and a full Windows8 Pro experience for professional needs.
First Look here: