Lenovo is charging back into the retail market place for personal computers.
Lenovo, the new parent of IBM’s personal computing division that is based in RTP, said Thursday that it will begin selling several models of its ThinkPad laptops in more than 1,000 Office Depot stores.
IBM pulled out of the retail market several years ago.
Office Depot will offer the PCs as of Nov. 6.
Lenovo is primarily targeting business customers.
“Small business customers appreciate the convenience of Office Depot stores and will now be able to experience for themselves the innovative new ThinkVantage Technologies and ThinkVantage Design features that make our notebooks easier to use, more reliable than ever before, and the most secure in the industry,” said Deepak Advani, chief marketing officer, of Lenovo.
Lenovo will be offering its new ThinkPad Z60t wide-screen laptop, which is encased in titanium. The ThinkPad T43, with its integrated fingerprint reader for added security, will also be made available.
“Lenovo shares Office Depot’s philosophy of bringing our business customers the most innovative products to help them succeed, and the new series of ThinkPad notebooks is no exception,” said John Lostroscio, vice president of merchandising for Office Depot, in a statement. “In fact, Office Depot employees also use ThinkPads as part of their daily business, another testament to our customers that they’re using the best products available anywhere today.”
Prices will start at $699.