Lenovo Thinks Beyond the ThinkPad

The rapidly ascendant PC maker is going beyond its business-user focus to the global consumer market. Coming soon: six new PCs

By buying IBM's (IBM) personal computer business three years ago, Lenovo vaulted from the No. 8 position among PC makers to become the world's third-biggest. Now Lenovo is taking a second bold step that will determine whether it can stay in the top ranks for the long haul. On Jan. 3, the eve of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Lenovo announced that it's expanding from its focus on business users to target the consumer market on a global basis.

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