PC MAKER LENOVO has revealed that all of its ThinkPad laptops and ThinkCentre desktop PCs will now come with Skype pre-installed.
According to Skype's chief blogger Peter Parkes, "If you're fortunate enough to get your hands on a Lenovo ThinkPad or ThinkCentre for your home or office, be sure to keep an eye out for Skype."
Of course, if you don't fall into this category, then the popular VoIP software can always be freely downloaded from Skype's website.
The announcement means that those hoping for a fresh Windows install, free of clutter or any applications beyond those they choose to install, might want to look elsewhere - however PC makers offering such a package are becoming increasingly thin on the ground.
Neither Lenovo nor Skype mentioned what the deal entailed in terms of benefits for Lenovo, but the fact that the firms share the same PR company, at least in Europe, raised a few eyebrows around the office. µ
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