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Is IBM & lenova same. Are they from the same company.
Any document that states the same or different.

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IBM used to own the Thinkpad brand, but they sold the name to Lenovo. Lenovo is a Chinese company which produces computers. IBM wanted to get out of the laptop game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ThinkPad
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They are not the same. IBM created and managed a Personal Computer division for years. They sourced equipment from a number of manufacturers including but not limited to Lenovo. In 2006 or 2007, they sold the division to Lenovo. For a little while, the IBM logo remained on computers. Now, Lenovo uses the ThinkPad brand, but shows Lenovo as the maker. That started sometime in 2008. So my T61p says ThinkPad on the palmrest and Lenovo T61p on the bezel. Outside it just says ThinkPad. ThinkPads have always been an excellent machine and brand, and Lenovo is clearly protecting it. .... Thinkpads_User
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Lenovo bought part of IBM, the laptop and desktop portion.
IBM still holds the server portion of the company and 18.9% percent stake in Lenovo.
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2004-12/08/content_398336.htm
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So this means the IBM & Lenova is same
Both are branded as LENOVA now....
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Not really the same. When you buy the computer, you are buying from Lenovo. Service comes from a Lenovo partner (who may have been an IBM partner in past). When you need phone or web support, you still land at IBM, but I expect this is just part of the agreement.

The key point for us buyers is that ThinkPad and ThinkCentre computers are still very high quality machines. I use them without hesitation. ... Thinkpads_User
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See the first post - they are not the same. Lenovo = Chinese company. IBM = American (albeit, global) company. The Thinkpad brand name was the only bridge between the companies.
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This is largely a question of Semantics.   They are technically not "the same" => but for all intents and purposes they are.   Lenovo was IBM's key supplier when they still owned the Thinkpad/ThinkCentre brands -- so if you bought an IBM it was usually made by Lenovo (you WANTED that to be the case, as some of their other suppliers had quality issues).

Note your question "Are they from the same company" isn't really valid => IBM no longer makes laptops, so there's nothing to compare.   But YES, the laptops that used to be "IBM" laptops were indeed made by the same company now know as "Lenovo".   Lenovo acquired IBM's Personal Computer Division ... and is continuing to make and market the same high-quality systems [obviously upgrading them to newer technology and newer models as technology marches onward :-) ]

But it's true that a new Thinkpad/ThinkCentre is not an IBM product -- it's a Lenovo product.   But for those expecting "IBM quality", the Lenovo's still give you that.   The Thinkpad laptops are still, in my opinion, the best, highest-quality laptops you can buy.
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See this article on Lenovo's web site about their company history:

http://www.lenovo.com/lenovo/us/en/history.html

To quote from that article, which I would take as a canon source,

"2005  Lenovo completes the acquisition of IBM's Personal Computing Division, making it a new international IT competitor and the third-largest personal computer company in the world."

Also the company is LenovO, *not* LenovA.
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