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Office Max adds Lenovo ThinkPad Business Laptops

Lenovo laptop - credit Lenovo

(Best Syndication News)- OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE:OMX) will be adding higher end Lenovo ThinkPad computers to their product sales both online and in their retail stores. The business level systems being added to Office Max are the ThinkPad Edge E420s and the Lenovo G570 laptops.

The ThinkPad Edge E420 offers an ultra slim form factor that measures less than one-inch thick and weighs less than four pounds. The display measures 14-inches. The casing has metal accents for a high-end look. The inside of the system includes a second-generation Intel Core processor, 6GB of system memory, and a 500 GB hard drive. A fingerprint reader for security is also featured on this laptop. Lenovo also has a fast start up option with this computer. The audio features a Dolby Home Theatre sound; and there is a DVD burner built-in. The camera would support high-definition video conferencing.

Lenovo announces expanded recall of ThinkCentre Desktop Computers

Lenovo ThinkCentre Desktop Computer Recall - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop computers because the power supply could overheat and catch on fire. There was a recall announced for 15,500 computers in March 2012, but the company has expanded the recall to 13,000 more computers.

A part inside the power supply could be defective and cause the powers supply to overheat and possibly cause a fire. Lenovo received a report of a computer catching on fire and another computer smoking in the United States. No injuries reports were received.

Lenovo sold the computers on their websites, by telephone, direct sales, and through Lenovo authorized distributors nationwide. The M70z sold for around $500 and the M90z sold for around $800 between May 2010 and March 2012.

Free Electronic Recycling offered at Staples Stores Nationwide

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(Best Syndication News) - Everyone has had a piece of electronic equipment fry out on them, and then wonder what to do with it. Instead of stacking up an electronic graveyard in the garage to collect dust, consumers can bring it to a Staples store nationwide to get it recycled for free.

Staples accept all brands of office electronics for recycling and they do not require that they were purchased from them. The electronics that Staples will take are desktop PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, external hard drives, and small servers. They will also take computer printers, desktop copiers, faxes, and all-in-one printer/fax/copier equipment. Peripherals such as computer mice, keyboards, modems, routers, networking devices, and PC speakers are also taken for recycling. Paper shredders, streaming devices, landline phones, and battery backups are taken. Finally, they also will take mobile phones, GPS equipment, MP3 players, digital camcorders, and digital cameras.

Lenovo ThinkCentre Desktop Computers - Recall announced due to Fire Danger

Lenovo Thinkcentre recall announced - CPSC

(Best Syndication News) - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the voluntary recall of around 50,500 Lenovo ThinkCentre Desktop Computers, because the power supply could overheat and potentially catch on fire. Lenovo received one report of fire and another report of smoke come out of the computer. No persons were reported as being injured.

The models involved in the recall are the all-in-one ThinkCentre M70z, and M90z desktop computers. Lenovo sold the desktop computers between May 2010 and January 2012 by their online website, telephone, and through Lenovo authorized distributors across the nation. The M70z model sold for around $500, while the M90z model sold for around $800.

Only certain units are affected by the recall. The all-in-one desktop computers have the computer system built into the monitor. The computer has the name “ThinkCentre” placed on the lower left hand corner of the monitor.

Facebook compared to Google (GOOG) Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO)

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(Best Syndication News) Stocks closed the day lower Monday as investors anticipate an announcement this week that Facebook will go public (see stock charts and graphs below). Their initial public offering could be announced as early as this week.

The S&P information technology sector was one of only two sectors that advanced Monday (see the sector charts below). Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) and Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) declined in value while Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) added value.

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