Lenovo's Olympic laptops go on the block

The first one begins in the U.K. on eBay.

Mike Yamamoto Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.
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Gail Emms

As promised last summer, Lenovo has opened its first auction for its special laptops bearing the "Cloud of Promise" theme to commemorate this year's Bejing Olympics.

The eBay auction, the first of a series to be held online, began in the U.K. with a limited-edition Lenovo 3000 V2000 laptop autographed by Olympic medalist and badminton star Gail Emms, according to Pocket-lint. The proceeds are designated for the Lenovo Hope Fund charity.