IBM-Lenovo deal has PC buyers looking elsewhere

IBM-Lenovo deal has PC buyers looking elsewhere

Summary: IBM's sale of its PC division to China's Lenovo is putting its customer accounts in jeopardy. According to ITworld.

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IBM's sale of its PC division to China's Lenovo is putting its customer accounts in jeopardy. According to ITworld.com, Merrill Lynch published survey results this week showing that almost half of IBM PC users will consider switching vendors as a result of the sale. While PC buyers question the value of continuing to purchase Big Blue's personal computers, the competition is not standing around. Yesterday, HP declared its intention to become the leading vendor in notebook shipments by the end of 2005, according to Computerworld.

IBM can only hope that customer loyalty holds while the held up transaction plays out. Not an easy task with scathing comments like that of James Gaskin floating around; "I think the IBM PC sale to Lenovo is the worst kind of management stupidity and darn near traitorous."

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  • The IBM PC

    Isn't it amazing that the company that invented the PC cannot make a profit selling it!

    IBM's lack of faith in the market for PCs led to shopping the operating system out to a small company named Microsoft.

    I guess IBM still doubts the contraption will ever amount to much?
    Repeal
    • Can't you just feel the love?

      The love-in that was going on in the Talkbacks when the announcement came out - the thought that Lenovo IS a ChiCom company was left out from those that whole-heartedly supported the move.
      quietLee
  • Surprised?

    Customers by IBM because it is IBM, not because it's cheap. Now the PCs are Chinese with an IBM label. Is that supposed to fool us all? I don't think so.
    JohnBartram
    • I hate to tell you this

      But people have been fooled...

      > Now the PCs are Chinese with an IBM label.
      > Is that supposed to fool us all?

      Where do you think that "IBM PC's" and notebooks have been manufactured for the past several years anyways? They've been re-badged offshore machines for a while already.
      Knorthern Knight