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Lenovo's new ThinkSystem servers

VMware and Lenovo are about to hit go-go on Project Dimension beta

VMware and Lenovo intend to run beta tests of Project Dimension from next month – think of it as VMware's infrastructure-as-a-service cloud that runs on a customer's data centre on-premises and at edge locations. A few details of the project were released in August. VMware said customers like the ease of spinning up VMware …
Chris Mellor, 8 Nov 2018
Lenovo's HX series of hyperconverged appliances

Scale Computing hauls in cash bundle from Lenovo and pals

Scale Computing has announced a $34.8m F-series round, in which new partner Lenovo is the biggest investor. New and existing financial investors also participated and total known funding stands at $104m. Man with YOLO tattooed on his knuckles prepares to punch the viewer (of the pic). Photo by Shutterstock Hypervisor kid Jeff …
Chris Mellor, 25 Oct 2018
China v USA

Chinese tech titans' share prices slump after THAT Super Micro story

The ripple effect of explosive claims that Chinese government agents slipped snooper chips into Super Micro servers used by Apple and Amazon today dented the share price of the Middle Kingdom's tech titans. Bloomberg yesterday alleged that chips built to look like signal conditioning couplers were included in the data centre …
Paul Kunert, 5 Oct 2018
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga

The 2018 ThinkPad X1 Yoga: A bendy-legged workhorse walks into a meeting

Review The Yoga form factor has been one of Lenovo’s biggest successes, and in 2013 the company slapped a business suit on it and brought the it into the Thinkpad fold. Three years later it added the X1 branding, and a premium OLED display. This year’s X1 Yoga is the third generation of the machine that can be used in three positions …
Andrew Orlowski, 27 Sep 2018
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NetApp takes slow boat to China: Inks deal with Lenovo on arrays, software

NetApp has cut an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) deal with Lenovo, and nabbed itself a new, ready-made global channel. School of six finger threadfin fish BLAM! IBM drags its NetApp OEM deal horse outside, gunshot heard READ MORE The two are co-developing Lenovo ThinkSystem-branded storage products combining NetApp's …
Chris Mellor, 13 Sep 2018

Lenovo Thinkpad X280: Choosing a light luggable isn't so easy

Hands-on Despite being a “mainly Mac” person for a long time, I’ve used a Thinkpad X series for writing for 15 years now – and the device has played different roles over the years. At one time, it was the only genuine portable I’d trust on a trip. Apple perfected the thin and light laptop with the MacBook Air design of 2011, after …
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Sep 2018

Don't you just love Windows 10 refreshes, yells Lenovo

Windows 10 PC refreshes in business land helped Lenovo report double digit sales growth for the first quarter of its fiscal 2019 earnings - the Chinese giant made hay while the sun shone. Revenue bounced 19 per cent year-on-year to $11.91bn, but two thirds of this came from PC sales, which went up 19.8 per cent in the quarter …
Paul Kunert, 16 Aug 2018
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PC shipments just rose, thanks to Windows 10

Sales of personal computers rose in 2018’s second quarter, making it the best time to be in the PC business since 2012. News of the sale rise came from analyst firms IDC and Gartner who’ve both hit F9 on their spreadsheets recording Q2 shipments and found a positive number. Gartner found 62.1 million PC shipments, up a 1.4 per …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Jul 2018

Cisco, Lenovo see XPoint in slapping Optane drives on hyperconverged kit

Cisco and Lenovo have shoved Intel's Optane caching drives in their hyperconverged systems, and Switchzilla has also added Nvidia GPU support to grant AI/ML apps hyperconverged system access. The Optane and NVMe drive injections are supposed to make these hyperconverged systems perform better than all-flash SAS/SATA SSDs and …
Chris Mellor, 13 Jun 2018
Motorola Z3 Play

Motorola extends modular phone adventure for another year

Motorola has extended its modular phone adventure for another year, with new devices compatible with its Mods expansion spec. Reports of cutbacks raised fears the ambitious initiative would be snuffed out. The new Mod-compatible Z3 Play was launched in Brazil this week - Motorola is growing rapidly in Latin America - although …
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Lenovo heading towards Hong Kong exchange index boot

Lenovo is in danger of getting booted off the Hong Kong stock exchange's benchmark equity index because of its crashing share price. According to our calculcations, Lenovo stock has dropped 57 per cent since it listed on the Hang Seng Index a little more than five year ago. Bloomberg branded Lenovo shares as the "world's worst …
Chris Mellor, 24 Apr 2018
Bomb on PC screen

PCs were more and less expensive in Q1 as shipments stalled

PC shipments continue their slow slide, with analyst firms Gartner and IDC both releasing data for 2018’s first quarter showing further slippage. IDC counted 60.383 million PCs heading out of factory doors around the world, down just 14,000 from Q1 2017’s 60.397 million and an assessment of “flat” sales. Gartner’s count …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Apr 2018
Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th generation

2018's Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop is a lovely lappie

Hands-on review Lenovo has just-about nailed this year’s X1 Carbon laptop, which save for a couple of minor annoyances will impress. I say that having found the 2017 X1 a mixed bag that boasted exceptional battery life, but was glitchy, frustrating and just didn’t feel very robust. This year’s model repeats the battery experience: I was able …

Lenovo sends EMEA exec into metaphorical burning building

Lenovo is parachuting an EMEA exec into its North America computer division that has recorded year-on-year sales declines for the past six consecutive quarters. Pascal Bourguet, who joined Lenovo from HP Inc in 2015 and most recently headed PC ops for EMEA, is new chief category officer across the pond, an internal memo seen …
Paul Kunert, 3 Apr 2018
Thinkpad T480

For some reason, you lot love 'em. So here are the many ThinkPads of 2018

For some Reg readers there's only One True Laptop, and it's the ThinkPad. Yes, still. The ThinkPad community may be world's biggest tech grumblers – I know, I am one – and have been complaining about the changes for years. But they keep coming back and paying a premium for the milspec-worthy build, the antiglare screen and the …

Three's a cloud: Toshiba picks its NVMe over Fabrics storage node

Surprise, surprise – flash chip and SSD manufacturer Toshiba has announced NVMe fabric-access flash array software. What's its game? An NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) array has a bunch of NVMe flash drives inside it which are accessed by applications running in servers. These apps think they are accessing local, NVMe-accessed, …
Chris Mellor, 21 Mar 2018
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Motorola Mods its global workforce

Motorola has acknowledged reports that it's cutting its workforce in the windy US city of Chicago – just not by the 50 per cent rumoured. Lenovo, which acquired Motorola Mobility in 2014, confirmed in a statement it was taking "worldwide resource action", despite improving sales in the US. In late 2017, Lenovo announced a …
Andrew Orlowski, 13 Mar 2018
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BOOM: Server shipments up as huge clumps of white boxes suddenly fly off shelves

Server shipments boomed in 2017's fourth quarter, with total revenues bouncing 26.4 per cent on the prior year and unit sales stepping up 11 per cent. Hyperscaler and cloud service provider customer buying patterns are causing tectonic shifts in the market. IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Server Tracker said all parts of the market …
Chris Mellor, 1 Mar 2018

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