Lenovo India creates a big splash in the higher education space with ThinkPad Yoga convertibles

Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) empowers its students with ThinkPad Yoga 460

In one of Lenovo India’s largest deals for convertible laptops in the higher education space, the world’s #1 PC vendor supplied 6,000 Lenovounits of ThinkPad Yoga 460 to Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar. KIIT’s collaboration with the Legendary ThinkPad spans over seven years. ThinkPad Yoga 460 convertible laptop takes portability to the next level for students who are looking for powerful and reliable hybrid computing devices for their classroom sessions and online tests.

D. N. Dwivedy, Management Representative, KIIT said, “We are extremely happy with our collaboration with Lenovo for over seven academic years. Lenovo has kept alive the ThinkPad brand, and have consistently improved upon it. ThinkPad Yoga 460 reinforces this image. With its light-weight carbon fiber built, it is tough enough for our students to carry around the campus. We are an eco-friendly campus and are always looking for means to go paper-less. ThinkPad Yoga 460’s touch-screen has helped us to drastically reduce paper usage in our classrooms.”

Speaking on the partnership, Rohit Midha, Director, Commercial & Tablets Business, Lenovo India, said, “It has been our pleasure partnering with one of the best private engineering institutions in India. The ThinkPad has been the world’s best enterprise laptop and is known for its robustness, toughness and reliability and therefore an ideal student companion. We work with government and private institutions across the country to digitally enable lakhs of students, right from kindergarten to doctoral candidates. With the largest product portfolio across all screen sizes (smartphones, tablets Laptops, Desktops, Workstations and Servers) we are the only OEM to be able to cater to every computing need. For us, educational collaboration is a means to contribute towards the Government’s Digital India initiative. We want to be seen as the brand that makes education fun, easy and accessible to all students.”

Lenovo devices are used for impart education, enable student collaboration, and to track/monitor attendance and usage of educational aids offered by schools and colleges. Lenovo’s objective is to provide students access to tough devices that combine speed, good battery life, quality audio, a clear display and a fast-response customer support. Apart from PCs, Lenovo also provides a host of student accessories like solar powered chargers, student-backpacks, and projector-coupled devices which of late have gained a lot of momentum across rural India.