The world's No. 3 PC Maker, Lenovo Group Ltd., is expanding its reach into the small and medium-sized business retail market, announcing Thursday that select computer models will be available at over 300 Best Buy for Business stores.

China-based Lenovo’s original deal with Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) in April of 2006 allowed consumers to buy computers though the BBFB website or by phone. The new offerings available this month include versions of the performance-oriented T60 notebook and N1000 widescreen computers pre-loaded with the Windows Vista Business operating system.

By bringing Lenovo PCs to the retail shelves of the Best Buy For Business stores, customers have hands-on access to our products and can immediately begin using their Lenovo PC, said Steve Mungall, a vice-president at Lenovo, in a statement.

After Lenovo bought IBM’s PC unit in late 2004, the company brought Thinkpad laptops to retail shelves almost a year later when it made a deal to place its computers in over 1,000 Office Depot stores.