Google and Lenovo Partner on ThinkPad Chromebook

Lenovo is now working with Google to develop a new Chromebook, specifically geared to grade school students.

The Chrome-OS powered ThinkPad X131e is expected to be available to the US school market around February 26th at a cost of $429.

Caesar Sengupta, director of product management, Chrome OS, said: “Chromebooks are in use today by more than one-thousand K-12 schools, and they make an ideal one-to-one device because they’re more cost effective, easier to manage and maintain than traditional laptops or tablets.”

The new Intel-powered, 11.6-inch ThinkPad Chromebook will sport an anti-glare display with a 1366 x 768 resolution and feature three USB ports, a webcam and a 6-cell battery to maintain power for 6-8 hours.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at Rates.ca, a new personal finance portal.
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