Computer manufacturing giant Lenovo has on September 10, 2012 launched its ultrabook named ThinkPadX1 Carbon. The company which sells the IBM brand of PCs said that it plans to scale up its Think range of exclusive retail outlets to 30 in the do0mestic market.
The new ThinkPad X1 Carbon has been priced at Rs. 85,000 and weighs under three pounds. Amar Babu, the Lenovo India MD said, “Currently, we have two exclusive Think Business Stores at Jaipur and Pune. We put up only Think products in these stores based on customer feedback. We now aim to put across 30 such stores”.
The company has also claimed that the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the world’s lightest business ultrabook. But no timeline has been offered for the rollout of the stores. The company also has plans to add another 500 retail outlets to penetrate deeper in to the market.
The MD added, “The PC penetration in the domestic market is in single-digits as against about 30 percent in other emerging markets like Brazil and Russia. So we have a huge opportunity here. May be there is a temporary dip but in the medium and long-term we are quite bullish about the growth”. Babu also said that the company is quite bullish in medium as well as long term notwithstanding e current dip.
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