D&H Tech Show to Feature Touch Experience Lounge
October 21, 2013

D&H Distributing said Monday that its Mid-Atlantic Fall 2013 Technology Show, set for Oct. 30 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey, Pa., will feature, for the first time, the Touch Experience Lounge. The 40-by-40 foot attraction, part of Intel's "Experience Tour," will feature  touchable device bar, including Windows 8-enabled models. 

D&H New England Expo Set For August 6
July 26, 2013

D&H Distributing will host its annual New England Expo on August 6 in Quincy, Mass. Organizers are expecting 500 attendees and 60 vendors for the event. 

Lenovo Illustrates Versatility in New Yoga Ad with a Twist
June 2, 2013

More to add to this week’s news of interesting marketing campaigns, Lenovo ‘unleashed’ a new ad video showing off their latest IdeaPad Yoga 11S Ultrabook computer and it’s versatility and convertibility as a flexible notebook. To do so, they have employeed Denver-based dance troupe The Silhouettes and with it, resulted in the sweet video seen below.

Lenovo Faces Uphill Battle in U.S. Smartphone Market
May 28, 2013

ThinkPad loyalists may be in for a real treat soon: The current owner of the brand says it wants to bring Lenovo-brand smartphones to the U.S.within a year.

It's not as wild an idea as it may seem to those who don't follow the company closely. American consumers are no doubt accustomed to hearing reports that "Computer company X is getting into mobile," a frequent refrain throughout the 2000s.

Most of those endeavors (Apple being the exception) ended disastrously: Dell and Hewlett-Packard's appallingly misguided attempts to build cell phones

Lenovo Scores Record Sales Amidst PC Industry Slump
May 23, 2013

Lenovo seems to be the only top PC vendor bucking the trend of sour sales.

The Hong Kong-based company today reported record results for its fiscal year that ended March 31. For the year, Lenovo captured sales of $34 billion, a 15 percent increase from the prior year. Earnings hit $635 million, up 34 percent. And its PC shipments grew by 10.2 percent, compared with an overall industry drop of 8.1 percent.

Lenovo's 15.5 percent market share for the year put it in within reach of stealing the top spot from Hewlett-Packard.

Lenovo's Windows 8 Yoga 11S Convertible Now Up for Sale
May 16, 2013

Consumers awaiting the Lenovo Yoga 11S convertible can now order one through Lenovo or Best Buy, though they'll have to wait at least a month before it ships.

Available through Lenovo's Web site as of Thursday, the Yoga 11S is an 11.6-inch ultrabook that can close to transform itself into a touch-screen tablet or bend over backward into "tent mode" or "stand mode" to act strictly as a display. The new Yoga is outfitted with Windows 8, upping the original Yoga 11, which offers Windows RT. Buyers also have a choice

Lenovo Targets 60M Smartphone Sales this Year
May 10, 2013

Lenovo has set its sights on achieving 60 million smartphone sales in its 2013 fiscal year, which started April 1, as it looks to be more competitive against rivals Apple and Samsung Electronics.

According to a China Daily report Thursday, Liu Jun, senior vice president of Lenovo Group, identified Apple and Samsung as its biggest competitors and possible hurdles to the company achieving its sales target for the year.

Citing IDC figures, the report noted Lenovo shipped 23.5 million smartphones last year and represented a growth of more than five times year-on-year.

Finding Money in Tablets
May 8, 2013

Tablets are on fire. CEA statistics show exponential growth in a variety of brands and prices, with no sign of abatement. U.S. unit shipments leapt from 32 million in 2011 to 80 million last year and are expected to nearly double again this year. The numbers are mind-blowing, but unfortunately they’re attached to products with very little margin.

So if you’re an independent dealer, what is it that makes tablets worth carrying?