Lenovo might have a lot of student customers come fall, having decided to enter the Chromebook market.
The company has introduced
the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook, with an 11.6-inch display (1366 x 768 pixels), an Intel processor (unspecified), two video outputs (HDMI and VGA), a webcam and a battery that lasts “the entire school day,” whatever that means.
There should be 1 or 2 GB of RAM there too, but only a little storage space, enough for the Google Chrome OS but not much else.
This is because Chrome OS works in the cloud. Every program is a web-based application, and whatever files are made get saved on a server as well.
It is a certain way to make sure no data is lost, even when switching computers.
Shipments will begin on February 26, but since it isn't likely for schools to change their infrastructure during the school year, most students might only get to use them staring September-October.