MetLife tried their laptops a few years back. Everyone found out that they were junk with low durability and a short working life. Everyone couldn't wait for the next computer cycle to come along. Lenovo wasn't even considered because of the worker feed back.
Before Apple major competition is samsung... and other smaller competition like Taiwan and Japanese.
Now LENOVO CHINA just announced that they going after Apple and Samsung.... looks like Apple woke up the sleeping giant.
LENOVO have sales of $34 billion in US for the 1st half of 2013 or about $70 Billion by end of the year... once Lenovo China go head to head with Apple & Samsung in the precious meat market like smartphone and tablet. LENOVO SALES could skyrocket to $100 to $120 billion in 2014 from $70 Billion, which means apple and samsung could lose a chunk of their market shares.
Just look at how well microsoft is doing now AFTER ENTERING THE TABLET MARKET