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Lenovo Taps Kutcher in Long-Life Battery Challenge to Apple

Lenovo Group Ltd., the biggest maker of personal computers, hired Ashton Kutcher to help design new tablets and unveiled a device with longer battery life as it seeks to win users from Apple Inc.

Kutcher will help develop and market the Yoga line of tablets by providing input on design, specifications, software and usage scenarios, Lenovo Chief Marketing Officer David Roman said at a press conference in Los Angeles that was broadcast over the Internet. Terms of Kutcher’s contract weren’t disclosed, Lenovo spokesman Brion Tingler said in an e-mail.