While numerous vendors have released table devices that use Windows RT, Lenovo has gone with Windows 8 Pro for its ThinkPad Helix hybrid.
IBM's share of the x86 server segment has declined over the last several years.
Any deal by IBM to sell parts of its server business to Lenovo is likely to focus on low-end commodity x86 hardware, not higher-end x86 systems such as IBM's PureSystems and iDataPlex servers, an industry analyst said Thursday.
IBM is in "advanced discussions" with Lenovo over a possible deal for it to purchase IBM's x86 server business, according to two news reports Thursday.
Does it take forever to recharge your phone or tablet? The charger you use may be to blame.
Lenovo is updating the design of its ThinkPad laptops to keep them up to date in a market where computers are getting thinner and lighter at a fast rate.
Lenovo's tablets join an already flooded market of tablets with multiple operating systems.
Asia is fast becoming the epicenter of the PC market as Chinese and Taiwanese companies challenge the turf occupied for more than a decade by prominent U.S. PC makers Hewlett-Packard and Dell, whose laptop and desktop shipments are stumbling.
The Helix is a Windows 8 ThinkPad tablet-laptop hybrid
The ThinkPad X131e features a rugged design and will be sold to schools at volume pricing of $429 and up starting next month.