The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Globe Investor

News Sources

Take control of your investments with the latest investing news and analysis

Press release from PR Newswire

OfficeMax Adds Lenovo Professional-Grade Computers

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

OfficeMax Adds Lenovo Professional-Grade Computers17:06 EDT Tuesday, August 09, 2011Lenovo ThinkPad and Lenovo-Branded PCs Satisfy Demanding Business NeedsNAPERVILLE, Ill., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology, and services announced that it is now offering Lenovo brand computers online at OfficeMax.com and in select retail store locations nationwide to serve the demanding computer needs for today's business user. "OfficeMax is excited to bring the performance and reliability of Lenovo computers to our customers," said Ryan Vero, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, OfficeMax.  "OfficeMax understands that computer performance can be put to the test at home and in the workplace and is pleased to offer the quality products and accessories that meet these demands."Beginning this week, OfficeMax will sell the ThinkPad Edge E420s and Lenovo G570 laptops. Designed specifically to meet the needs of small businesses, the ThinkPad Edge E420s features a premium slim design that is less than one-inch thin and weighs less than four pounds. It has a 14-inch high definition infinity screen, soft matte finish and real metal accents and also features powerhouse performance with second generation Intel® Core? processor technology, Lenovo's Enhanced Experience 2.0 for fast start up and a fingerprint reader. The laptop also crosses over for serious play with Dolby Home Theatre® audio, a slim DVD burner and high definition video conferencing.The Lenovo G570 laptop features a large, 15.6-inch LED screen along with technologies essential to mainstream business computing, including a second generation Intel® Core processor, large storage with a 750 GB hard drive and convenient DVD burner."Small businesses have unique computing requirements: they need an excellent productivity machine for running their business along with robust multimedia and entertainment features for personal computing," said David Bent, executive director, North American Retail Sales, Lenovo. "We designed the ThinkPad Edge and Lenovo G Series laptops to surpass those expectations with powerful technology, unexpected extras and stylish design, all at an affordable price."  The ThinkPad Edge E420 laptop and Lenovo G570 laptops are available online at www.OfficeMax.com, will be stocked in select OfficeMax retail locations and can be ordered through all OfficeMax retail locations nationwide. . About OfficeMaxOfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in both business-to-business office products solutions and retail office products.  The OfficeMax mission is simple.  We help our customers do their best work.  The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and individual consumers.  OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 30,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and nearly 1,000 stores.  To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit www.officemax.com.All trademarks, service marks and trade names of OfficeMax Incorporated used herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of OfficeMax Incorporated. Any other product or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. About LenovoLenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries, and the world's fourth-largest PC vendor. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo's business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.  Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina.  For more information see www.lenovo.com.OfficeMax Media ContactLenovo Media ContactBill BonnerKristy Fairwilliambonner@officemax.comkrisfair@lenovo.com630 864 6066919 257 6329SOURCE OfficeMax Incorporated