Lenovo Enters The Chromebook Game, Lends Credibility


ThinkPad X131e Chromebook

The Chromebook is now officially 2 years old, with the original model CR-48 officially long-in-the-tooth and left behind.  After the initially testing period of the CR-48, Samsung and Acer have made their best, and different efforts at selling the platform for outrageously low prices.  Since the release of Samsung and Acer’s latest Chromebooks, the Samsung model we reported on late last year is now the best selling laptop on Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer.

So, with such success, why would Google needs to add any credibility to their already successful niche computing platform?  Business, that’s why.  And Lenovo is prepared to deliver savvy business folk what their hearts truly desire; a Thinkpad.  The ThinkPad X131e by Lenovo will set sail on February 26th, just in time for these savvy business folk’s Valentine office romances to to expire.  Details on the unit’s hardware is scarce, but you can expect the unit to be 4 lbs, carry something sub-i3, with an average 1366×768 desplay at 11″.  It looks like the Lenovo is not here to change the game with superior circuitry, but it would be safe to bet on great build quality, and the same ThinkPad design that has excited wannabe stock brokers since 1995.

Source | The Verge


About Dean Howell

Aside from being a huge Sega fan, Dean is an LPIC certified Linux professional with over a decade experience. In addition to spending his free time burning through the classics from Sega and evangelizing open source, he's also the editor-in-cheif of The Powerbase.
  • 2eurocents

    “…ThinkPad design that has excited wannabe stock brokers…”

    Let me guess: you own a fake Mac? It’s real thin and shiny?

    • http://profiles.google.com/deanhowell2 Dean Howell

      2eurocents, you hit the nail on the head. Here is my fake Macbook.


      Mine has the i7, 1tb HD, 1920×1080 display and 16GB RAM. I can’t help it, I just like fake macs! :)

      • 2eurocents

        That’s way too nice. But dude why did I get called “a wannabe stockbroker” in your article, just for being a Thinkpadder? I don’t get that slur at all.

        • http://profiles.google.com/deanhowell2 Dean Howell

          When Pixar makes a film, they try to reach the broadest audience possible. Regardless, their films are most often associated with children, demographically speaking.

          If I am a fan of the movie Wall-E (I am), and I read a review about it and the author explains that the movie is targeted at children, I don’t feel like the reviewer is calling me a child.

          If you respond with touché right now, it would be perfectly timed and appreciated.

  • J A Doone

    Don’t pick on the poor journalist.
    He is a low skilled person in a poorly paid job.
    Being snarky about people who are more intelligent, more successful and better paid than him is the only way that things of his his ilk can scratch their existential itch

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