What is going to make news in 2013 in the Chrome OS land? Looks like its going to be a Chromebook from Lenovo and a Chromebox from Acer.

When I read the article from The Street yesterday, I didn’t quite believe it because there was no source as such mentioned in the article. But I noticed the confidence of the writer. But today, François Beaufort has found something that was enough to convince me that we will see a Chromebox from Lenovo this year.

The Lenovo Chromebook

Now, let me tell you something first. No one knows the full specs or any other important details about this device, yet. However, we know the code name for the device now, Stout. This will help us track down this device pretty soon. So stay tuned for that!


The other detail that François Beaufort has found are

  • Diamond key, which can be configured to do different actions
  • A dedicated key for screen lock

This somehow makes me believe that this Chromebook is indeed targeting businesses. Don’t know what makes me think that way,but may be the article from The Street has influenced me here. The article says that many companies would like to adopt Chrome OS for at least 10 – 20% of their employees but they would prefer a Chromebook from Lenovo because that’s the brand they trust for office computing.

I believe a Chromebox also will make good sense for businesses because they can re-use existing hardware, monitors and keyboard etc. That’s why our second news for the day is important

Acer Chromebox

Acer has always produced cheaper Chromebooks. So, when they are to make a Chromebox, it is safe to assume that they will make a cheaper Chromebox, compared to Samsung made ones.

chromebook  A Lenovo Chromebook and Acer Chromebox Getting Ready for 2013

So, what do we know about this device now?

  • Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G630 @ 2.70GHz
  • WD Caviar Blue SATA 500GB for HDD
  • 2GB RAM
  • Code name for the device is Kiev

That’s not much, but they are the most important stuff that anyone would want to know about a device right?

Now, lets wait for more news to come up. Or may be an announcement from Google may be?