“Post-PC” pontification perhaps premature
There are reasons for the self-congratulation though. Lenovo pushed up PC shipments more than 23 per cent during the quarter as the global market moved up 2.7 per cent – the ninth consecutive quarter it outgrew the market.
Big Blue last week celebrated the 30-year anniversary of the PC but one of its engineers behind the original design reckoned systems have seen their best days and are "going the way of the vacuum tube, typewriter, vinyl record..."
Chuanzhi disagrees: "Our results show that Lenovo's acquisition of the IBM PC business has become a success. In future quarters, you will see clearly that we will take what we've learned from this acquisition and apply that knowledge towards our joint venture with NEC in Japan and our acquisition of Medion in Germany."