Receiving top scores in all three subcategories, Lenovo wrestled the crown away from last year's winner Hewlett-Packard to become Channel Champ of the Notebooks category.
The move underscores the incredible momentum Lenovo has seen in the PC market over the past year. In October, Gartner reported that Lenovo had surpassed HP to become the world's largest PC maker, with its soaring PC sales representing a rare bright spot in an otherwise embattled PC market. Lenovo attributes much of its success in the notebook market to its partners, and the feeling, it seems, is mutual. Solution providers praised the PC giant for perks ranging from high product margins to a recent increase in sales.