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Lenovo Now Selling Laptops at Best Buy

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Consumers can now purchase Lenovo laptops at Best Buy.

Friday Lenovo announced that it will be offering three laptops at Best Buy starting Sunday, April 3, 2011, adding to its current portfolio of desktop solutions available at the popular electronics retail chain. This marks the first time Lenovo’s consumer laptop line will be offered at Best Buy, serving up the Lenovo B560 laptop and the IdeaPad Z565 laptop at all brick-and-mortar outlets nationwide while limiting the Lenovo V560 to select locations.

According to Lenovo, the B560 laptop will feature a 15.6-inch LED HD display and a built-in webcam. It will also provide cool key security features like the one swipe fingerprint reader and the OneKey Rescue System for quick data backup and recovery.

Lenovo's second laptop, the IdeaPad Z565, will be powered by an AMD Phenom II dual-core processor and sport an AccuType island-style keyboard. It will also feature an 15.6-inch widescreen (HD, 16:9 format), Dolby Advanced Audio and OneKey Theater II for one-touch audio-visual optimizations.

Both the B560 and the IdeaPad Z565 will be available at all Best Buy stores starting Sunday.

As for the Lenovo V560, it will offer an Intel Core i3 processor, WiMAX support, Lenovo Energy Management software and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. Combined with Lenovo’s OneKey Rescue System, an easy swipe fingerprint reader offers extra protection for keeping data backed up and recoverable. This model will only be sold in 200 Best Buy locations throughout North America.

To reel in potential Lenovo customers, Best Buy will be offering a promotion for Reward Zone members. Those enrolled will receive Double Points for any Lenovo laptop purchased at Best Buy stores and on Bestbuy.com. The promotion will last from April 3 to April 30, and those who purchase one of the laptops online within that timeframe will receive free shipping.

"Personal technology fits uniquely within a customer’s lifestyle, and today’s consumers who are wanting to see, touch and feel a PC in order to find their perfect fit can now find Lenovo models across the U.S. at Best Buy locations," said David Bent, executive director, Sales and Marketing, Consumer Group, Lenovo North America.

To access all Lenovo products at Best Buy including the new laptops, netbooks and desktops, head here.

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    techseven , April 2, 2011 1:33 AM
    So, they were too picky for BestBuy before?
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    Marco925 , April 2, 2011 1:51 AM
    techsevenSo, they were too picky for BestBuy before?

    Nahh, it's probably because best buy couldn't get their $500 margins before.
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    da_syentist , April 2, 2011 4:39 AM
    Nahh, it's probably because Lenovo didnt want to sit next to CRAPPY Acer / HP sh!tload laptops ....
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    mister g , April 2, 2011 1:31 PM
    da_syentistNahh, it's probably because Lenovo didnt want to sit next to CRAPPY Acer / HP sh!tload laptops ....

    That's probably going to be exactly what happens as Best Buy sells both brands in store too.
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    WR2 , April 2, 2011 7:32 PM
    I wonder if this move will help improve their market share.

    What's up with limiting the V560 to just 200 locations though?
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    blader15sk8 , April 3, 2011 5:34 AM
    Best Buy stores have sold Lenovo laptops in the past, I don't see how this is really news. They have always had them on BestBuy.com too.
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    techseven , April 3, 2011 6:04 AM
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    Nahh, it's probably because Lenovo didnt want to sit next to CRAPPY Acer / HP sh!tload laptops ....


    I can relate to HP & Acer = Crap, but I would like to know, do you agree with Lenovo's own statement (from their website): "The Gold Standard for PCs." ?

    Are they of the same quality as the IBM-thinkpads? I know at least 1 guy who thinks not, but hit me with the truth...
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    dj1001 , April 3, 2011 12:49 PM
    techsevenAre they of the same quality as the IBM-thinkpads? I know at least 1 guy who thinks not, but hit me with the truth...

    Lenovo=IBM it's just a brand name they have decided to put on all thier Pc's
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    amdfangirl , April 4, 2011 11:35 AM
    techsevenI can relate to HP & Acer = Crap, but I would like to know, do you agree with Lenovo's own statement (from their website): "The Gold Standard for PCs." ?Are they of the same quality as the IBM-thinkpads? I know at least 1 guy who thinks not, but hit me with the truth...


    I dunno, but all I can say is that my Thinkpad x120e (Lenovo) is pretty damn solid, doesn't feel cheap at all and has a nice chiclet KB. The only thing I complain about is the screen, it's not IPS :p .
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    maestintaolius , April 4, 2011 5:50 PM
    I love my Lenovo thinkpad. It's built like a tank, 6+ hours of battery life and it's zippy. And, best yet, it doesn't have a f'n glossy screen. I don't get why you folks like shiny things, all they do is show finger prints and glossy monitors irk me to no end.
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    Anonymous , April 5, 2011 12:02 AM
    Uhmm, Lenovo != IBM. Lenovo is a Chinese company that bought out IBM's desktop + laptop PC line.
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    cpatel1987 , April 6, 2011 9:29 PM
    @Marco: As someone who works at Best Buy, its an unhealthy market for retailers. Mainly because laptops have reached a point where they are either at cost or lower than the cost for the retailer. Hence the margins on accessories and services.
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    Anonymous , March 20, 2012 2:16 PM
    I got the same laptop above from BestBuy and it works like a piece of shit. What a waste of my money! I'm disappointed, I have friends with work at Microsoft to back up Lenovo's performance and it's ratings. I should have went through the Microsoft store to buy one. My girlfriend bought her laptop recently from BestBuy as well not even a month ago and it's already acting up! To be honest.. I think BestBuy does something to these laptops to make their customers sign up for a geek squad contract where they will fix your computer no matter what the issue is. DO NOT BUY FROM BEST BUY.