Google seems to be silently getting more and more manufacturers to build Chromebooks and latest company to join the Chrome OS arena is Lenovo. The Chinese manufacturer has released a Chrome OS powered version of its Windows 8 running ThinkPad X131e.
Targeted to school students, this ThinkPad Chromebook comes with 11.6-inch 1366x768p display with anti-glare, unknown Intel processor, 3 USB ports, web cam, HDMI and VGA ports. According to Lenovo, the Chromebook should last a school day. It is also rugged, comes with a bumper around the edge and extra-study hinges.
“Lenovo has a great reputation in schools for making durable and reliable laptops, so we’re excited to partner with them to introduce the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook,” said Caesar Sengupta, director of product management, Chrome OS, Google.
The Thinkpad Chromebook X131e will be available starting February 26 under special bid for school systems.
The Chrome OS seems to be getting a lot of attention from manufacturers recently. First Samsung revealed a brand new Chromebook for $249, followed by Acer with $199 Chromebook and just yesterday itself we reported about Series 3 Chromebox from Samsung with Intel Core i5 processor.
Update: Google has just made the Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook official on Google Enterprise blog. It will be sold for $429 in the United States. Schools can add management and support from Google for a one-time cost of $30 per device.