And though it is the biggest seller of PCs in the world, it is struggling to maintain that position as HP widens its share in the North American market.
Its performance in the mobile market is nothing great either, remaining well behind Vivo, Oppo and Huawei in market share.
Looking at the products it makes, it is not difficult to understand why the company is struggling. They are uniformly of poor quality.
It crashed a month or so after I bought it and I had to send it back to the vendor for repair. The battery died after about a year and a full-charge with a second battery, also an original, lasts for less than half a day.
The modified Android software is terrible and there is so much crapware on it that it is painful to even contemplate.
So much for the Lenovo mobiles.
The ThinkPad, once a reliable and long-lasting IBM product, has now become a flimsy, poorly-designed, cheap laptop.
My first ThinkPad lasted for a decade and only had to be junked because the hard drive was just 80GB in size; being IDE, a bigger replacement could not be located in 2014.
The Lenovo ThinkPad, just 30 months old, has already had to have its charging connector replaced. A new charger was also needed as the one that came with the laptop was providing incorrect voltages.
Now, the DVD drive is playing up, the touchpad, the worst designed of any laptop I have used, is making more noise than ever, and I'm beginning to wonder whether this device will even give me three years of use.
The fan gives error messages at times and the whole device gets terribly hot at others.
This is the last time I ever buy a Lenovo product.
With crappy products like this, how can Lenovo expect to see its profits going anywhere but south?