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Lenovo to launch budget PC line in US

Marc Perton

Not content to merely be known as the company behind such successful brands as ThinkPad and ThinkCentre, Lenovo is set to launch a new line of products under its own name in the US. According to reports, the Lenovo-branded laptops and desktops will target small businesses, and sell at significantly lower prices than the company's IBM-labeled products: desktops will start at $349 and laptops will sell for $599. Of course, Lenovo may find that competing in the cost-conscious, low-margin, low end of the computer market is a lot harder than riding on a successful, popular premium brand. That is, after all, one of the reasons IBM got out of the PC business in the first place.

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