They'll pull through
Thinkpads are still the definitive business laptop. As long as they keep focused on maintaining quality and reliability there will always be a market for them.
Lenovo saw shares fall more than five per cent today following a sale of the PC maker's shares. JP Morgan analysts downgraded the company to neutral from overweight, citing sluggish revenue growth from weak customer demand in China and the US. The downgrade came after IBM yesterday sold off 116.19 million shares worth $77.3m …
Interesting commentary in the facts that Lenovo, in spite of being saddled with IBM's money-losing operation, though, granted, with the respected Thinkpad brand, has doubled its stock price, allowing IBM to benefit yet again from its own ineptitude.
So why couldn't IBM do what Lenovo has done with the same product?
Tux just 'cuz.
So Thinkpad is a pretty solid name. I say ThinkPad, you think IBM... IBM sells the Thinkpad line to Lenovo for some exorborant price. Lenovo tanks, and IBM dumps the shares they have as soon as they can, and whatever loss they have to absorb. Then when Lenovo hits Rock Bottom, and no one wants the name, IBM steps back in, and buys out the company, for peanuts on the dollar, taking back the ThinkPad name, that was always associated with IBM anyhow. They restore the ThinkPad name, and make a killing. Another few billion pesos in Big Blue's coffers.
Gates of Hell, cause he's not the only business cut-throat.
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