3. Lenovo: Notebooks
CEO: Yang Yuanqing
Lenovo scored 81.7 in the solution provider program criterion in this product category, beating out rivals Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Dell and Panasonic.
In an example of Lenovo's channel efforts, in August the company began offering channel partners a "Combat Kit" -- or a multiunit demo system that partners use to help customers decide which Lenovo device would best work for them.