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It’s back - the yearly ode to love designated as February 14. For some, it’s a romantic tribute to St. Valentine filled with sparkling jewelry, tantalizing confections and the finest aromatic luxuries. For others, it’s an annoying reminder of unrequited sentiments dripping in chocolaty sweetness. Whichever camp you might fall in, treat yourself or your honey with a different type of gift this V-day with convertible PCs. We’ve got some amazing touchscreen devices that flip, fold, twist and turn to spice up the holiday.  With this many convertibles to choose from, we think you’ll be able to find the one that’s right for you.  IdeaPad Yoga 11 and 13 We’re totally enamored with our flip and fold convertibles - Go from laptop to tablet in less than five seconds. No undocking. Just flip and you’re done. Both models of our Yogas (11” and 13” in silver and orange) are perfect for someone who wants it all. Plus, you can flip them into Tent or Stand modes for watching your favorite romantic classics like Casablanca or The Notebook! They’re built with fast Intel processors, long battery life to keep power cords at bay and Dolby Home Theatre for incredibly rich sound.  The Yoga 11 with Windows RT gives you longer battery life (13 hours) and a smaller size while the Yoga 13 has a brilliant screen and Motion Control through its webcam so you can flip through photos, videos and more with just...

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Get ready to turn heads at your next meeting. Introducing ThinkPad Helix—the premier convertible for business users featuring Ultrabook specs, a powerful sleek Think design, and the Windows 8 OS. Today is the second major product release for Lenovo at CES in Vegas and it’s all about convertibles—introducing ThinkPad Helix. This is the premier convertible for business users. It features an 11.6” 10-point multi-touch screen with pen touch and Gorilla Glass, a bright 400nit IPS panel that has a 1920x1080 resolution, and 10 hours of battery life to keep you going for an entire workday. This Ultrabook convertible adds to the momentum of convertible products we released in October.  ThinkPad Helix is built around a simple “rip and flip” design so users can swiftly go from Ultrabook to tablet. And it is designed to take full advantage of the newly released, touch-optimized Windows 8 OS with a new five-button glass clickpad.  ThinkPad Helix combines the stealth design of the Think brand and powerful processors from Intel—both of which make this the ultimate machine for mobility and getting the job done.   “What about the ThinkPad Tablet 2,” you ask? Good question. Both ThinkPad Helix and ThinkPad Tablet 2 come from the same brand family of Think but they are two different beasts.  ThinkPad Helix is first a business-class Ultrabook...

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Have you seen it?  Well, if you are a Small Business looking for the coolest laptop from Lenovo, then you definitely need to check out the all new ThinkPad Twist!  It Bends!  It Folds!  It Spins!  And, of course, it Twists!  So what does Lenovo Services have to do with this innovative new ThinkPad?  Are you kidding?  Did you read how this laptop is meant to be used?  Don’t even think about going out into that messy, mobile world without purchasing a little extra protection for that new PC.  Here is a bit of info on the most important Warranty and Protection Services that are MUST HAVES for your new ThinkPad Twist. Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) So, it flips, folds, bends and twists, but what if it drops?  Did you know that base warranties don’t cover accidental damage?    If that happens to your brand new ThinkPad Twist, you’re in for a shock if you haven’t purchased Lenovo’s Accidental Damage Protection.   As with any notebook, replacement parts can be expensive, we’re talking $400-500 for a system board or display.  Starting at US$69, ADP can save you significantly! ADP covers a bunch of things that you might think are already covered under Warranty, but they aren’t.  ADP covers typical accidents that can happen with any Lenovo laptop, like drops, bumps, and minor spills, but more specifically, it covers features that are...

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Today, the iconic ThinkPad brand officially turns 20. Wow! What a fantastic journey ThinkPad has been on over the last 20 years. We’ve done our fair share of celebrating over the past couple of months and I’m honored to officially commemorate this milestone today by taking a moment to look back at how far we’ve come and forward to the next 20 years of ThinkPad. First, I want to thank our customers for helping to make ThinkPad so successful. Nearly every innovative feature, from the spill-proof keyboards to roll cage encased motherboard, to owl wing inspired quiet fans to the airbag like hard drive protection, are all designed to alleviate our customer pain points. And it is no wonder that our customers have rewarded us with the #1 market share in commercial notebooks.   There’s also no question that one of the most paramount elements of the ThinkPad has been its iconic design. Back in August, David Hill, vice president of design kicked off our celebration event at The Museum of Modern Art, which houses the ThinkPad 701c with the famous fold out butterfly keyboard. He also shared some thoughts on the 20th anniversary and design with a blog titled, ‘Booked at the MoMa’. And more broadly, he discussed the importance of classic design with a piece on Co.Design titled “

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Thank heaven for Accidental Damage Protection (ADP).  If you’re like me, and your white shirt is a marinara magnet, you can trip over nothing, or you drop EVERYTHING….than ADP will definitely come in handy for you. You and your Lenovo notebook cozy at Starbucks?  Let’s hope you’ve protected it from that double tall non-fat no-foam latte that’s bound to spill on that perfect keyboard.  We’ve had LOTS of questions on ADP, so here’s the skinny: What is Accidental Damage Protection (ADP)?  ADP provides coverage for non-warranted damage such as drops, bumps, spills, & electrical surges that occur during normal laptop usage.  It covers damage to components installed on your system at the time of purchase, optional features installed by Lenovo at the time of purchase, and any other components that Lenovo includes as a standard feature with the system.    When Can I Buy It? ADP is available as an upgrade on tablet and notebook systems at the time of system purchase, or if you had a brain fade and didn’t get it initially than you have up to 90 days.  However, if you decide to upgrade after the date of system purchase, there’s a 30 day waiting period before you can file any claims under the ADP agreement. What’s covered versus not covered? We get a lot of questions in this area. ADP is not a “bumper to bumper” service that covers absolutely any...

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