Lenovo to take pre-orders for smart TV product in China

The company wants to bridge PCs, smartphones, tablets and televisions through its cloud computing services

Lenovo will start accepting pre-orders for its smart TVs on April 10 in China, as the company prepares to test the waters with the new product on its home turf.

The company has opened a new Chinese-language website announcing the pre-orders. The company's smart TVs come in four models, at LED screen sizes of 42-inch and 55-inch.

One of those models, the 42-inch K71 will go on sale at the end of this month for 6499 yuan (US$1,029), said a customer sales representative on Friday. Pricing and launch dates for the other three models are still being determined.

The Chinese PC maker unveiled its smart TVs earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show. The TVs use the Android 4.0 operating system, allowing them to run mobile apps, and are also designed to recognize voice commands. The TVs come built with a 1.5 dual-core processor and three of the models feature flicker-free 3D capability.

Lenovo is preparing to launch its smart TV in China as the company wants to bridge PCs, smartphones, tablets and televisions through its cloud computing services. Last month, the company announced Lenovo Cloud Storage, as a way users can auto-sync their personal files between mobile devices and PCs.

At the same time, Apple has also been rumored to want to enter the market with its own smart TV device, while other companies including Samsung have already rolled out new smart TVs with voice control.

Lenovo, however, doesn't have high expectations for sales of its smart TVs, and wants to use the products to test the market, company CEO Yang Yuanqing said in February.

Lenovo has often launched its newest gadgets in China first before bringing them to other major markets including the U.S. For markets outside China, the company planned on using the "Idea TV" brand as a name for its smart TV products. But Lenovo did not comment on when the product would begin selling in other countries.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Michael Kan

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?