Lenovo, one of the sponsors of the Olympic Games, has launched the first of three online auctions taking place in the UK as part of a global online Olympic charity auction counting down to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

The auction features limited-edition, notebook PCs inspired by the Lenovo-designed Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch, cauldron and lantern.

Over the next 10 days, the "Cloud of Promise"-themed Lenovo 3000 V200 notebook PC will be available for bidding online.

The limited-edition notebook PC is autographed by the Olympic Silver medalist and badminton star, Gail Emms, offering fans the opportunity to bid and own a part of Olympic history.

The proceeds from the auction will be distributed through the Lenovo Hope Fund.

The remaining two auctions in the UK will take place later this year on the 22 and 29 July.