First Lenovo-branded PCs appear on US market

— 3:03 PM on February 24, 2006

CNET is reporting that Lenovo launched its first PCs without IBM branding in the US market today. The 3000 J Series desktops and 3000 C Series notebooks will join Lenovo's current ThinkPad and ThinkCenter lines, which the company is still selling under the IBM brand after buying IBM's PC division in December of 2004.

Unlike the ThinkCenter systems, some of the 3000 J Series machines offer AMD Sempron and Athlon 64 processors. AMD announced the new partnership yesterday, and has updated its site to reflect the move. This is big news for AMD, since Lenovo is now the world's third largest PC manufacturer behind Dell and HP.

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