DigiTimes has a great article on Lenovo and how their U.S. shipment totals have actually slipped over 20% since the first quarter. You can see a nice table summary of the top U.S. notebook vendors and how they’re fared in terms of shipments over the last year. Surprisingly, only Gateway, Acer, Sony, Fujitsu and Panasonic are up over the quarter; the bigger and more traditional names are down, down, down.
Turns out that the manufacturers bad news can be your good fortune. Lenovo just cut prices on their notebooks by up to $700 on some models! If you hit up Lenovo now you can get deals like this:
- $200 off ThinkPad R60s
- $400 off ThinkPad X41 Tablet PCs (see a video review of this unit at GottaBeMobile)
- $600 off ThinkPad T60s
- $700 off ThinkPad X60s