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.
Thread beginning with comment 549246
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: Yes its rainy
by chithanh on Fri 18th Jan 2013 09:42 UTC in reply to "Yes its rainy"
chithanh
Member since:
2006-06-18

If it takes ASUS from announcement to release as long as it took Nokia, then Mountain View has nothing to worry about for quite some time.

FirefoxOS could make some inroads into market segments that are currently dominated by Android 2.3 phones. But as long as Google remains Mozilla's default search engine provider, the potential damage will be limited.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: Yes its rainy
by sisora on Fri 18th Jan 2013 10:54 in reply to "RE: Yes its rainy"
sisora Member since:
2011-08-26

Exactly the same impact that you have described, will Chromebooks have on Redmond.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[3]: Yes its rainy
by chithanh on Fri 18th Jan 2013 14:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Yes its rainy"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

There is nothing from Microsoft in the Chromebooks, so every Chromebook sold will reduce Microsoft's grip on the PC industry.

Reply Parent Score: 1