Google's Chromebooks have long been looked as cheap alternatives to Windows-powered laptops. They are cheap and built to last for longer durations.
Now, according to a new report, Lenovo is planning to launch cheaper Chromebooks into market. A new report from Digitimes claims the Chinese computing giant is ready to dominate the worldwide notebook market with the low-cost Chromebooks in early 2015.
"Lenovo's Chromebooks will be powered by CPUs from China-based Rockchip Electronics and produced by China-based ODM Bitland Information Technology. Additionally, Rockchip will also be responsible for the integration of the supply chain for Lenovo," notes Digitimes.
Furthermore, Lenovo is expected to ship 1.5 million Chromebooks in 2015, increasing over 212% from a year earlier.
Lenovo already sells Chromebooks in select markets. The company recently released entry-level ThinkPad Yoga 11e and the Lenovo N20p.
Google originally launched its Chrome OS in 2011. Initially, Samsung and Acer launched Chromebooks . These days, almost every big player has one or two Chromebook models under their portfolio.
Generally, Chromebooks are cheaper to manufacturer compared to Windows 8-powered machines. Chromebooks run Chrome OS, Google's operating system, and are optimized for Google-backed apps, such as Gmail, Google calendar, Google Drive, among others. Unfortunately, Microsoft Office Suite isn't available on Chromebooks.
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