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[5]: Yes its rainy
by bentoo on Fri 18th Jan 2013 19:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Yes its rainy"
bentoo
Member since:
2012-09-21

Is there any indication at all that Chromebooks are selling in appreciable numbers, or that consumers even want (and are not terribly confused by) such a device?


No indication except being on the top of Amazon's laptop sales for >90 days. However, Amazon does not release sales numbers (Google either) so it is anyone's guess.

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RE[6]: Yes its rainy
by Nelson on Fri 18th Jan 2013 19:57 in reply to "RE[5]: Yes its rainy"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

Yeah, I've learned not to read too much into it. Lumia's routinely top Amazon charts but it doesn't translate into really blockbuster sales.

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RE[7]: Yes its rainy
by chithanh on Sun 20th Jan 2013 13:55 in reply to "RE[6]: Yes its rainy"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

Lumia Amazon ranking was deliberately gamed by Nokia (launch on holiday, cheaper than elsewhere, listed only in small subcategory). No such gaming is apparent from the Samsung Chromebook. In fact the brick-and-mortar stores which sell the Chromebook report high demand as well.

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