Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 17th Jan 2013 23:36 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "Meet the new ThinkPad X131e Chromebook: A fast booting, highly customizable laptop PC built with rugged features for the daily rigors of K-12 education. The ThinkPad X131e Chromebook simplifies software and security management for school administrators and provides students and teachers with quick access to thousands of apps, education resources and storage." Lenovo is the third OEM to jump into ChromeOS. Chromebooks have been doing well on Amazon, apparently, too. Android tablets, iPads, the Mac, and now Chromebooks - it must be rainy in Redmond.
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RE[7]: Comment by shmerl
by Nelson on Fri 18th Jan 2013 20:43 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by shmerl"
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The fact that companies get away with it until forced doesn't mean that what they do is legal, even if they put it in their EULA. Lenovo already found out about it in court, but they don't seem to learn even on their own mistakes.

Likely because:

a) Not a lot of people even do this, so there's no education within the support channels to provide such a service.

b) They still believe they are within their legal rights, and a few lost cases in a few countries, doesn't legal precedent make. If they think that eventually they can fry this fish and get a court to affirm their right to dictate their own return policies (specific laws in countries expressly forbidding this aside)

c) You simply don't see a change because enough people don't care enough to even request such a refund. How would you know if they've changed their policy? Have you recently tried to acquire a refund? I think it is premature to suggest they haven't changed their position when you haven't had an opportunity to check if they have.

Do you honestly think every small claim decision against a company is enough to change their ways? In the US, small claims courts are sympathetic to the individual/consumer and at least here, its hardly a litmus test for any kind of legal policy.

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