Lenovo is reportedly planning to release a set of new Chromebooks this year. Jay Parker, president for Lenovo's North American operations, told CNET at CES that "multiple Chromebook models" would see release by summer 2014, at various price points and configurations.

The Chinese company — which boast the largest PC market share in the world, according to IDC data — released its first Chromebook last January. It was targeted at the education sector, but Parker thinks the Chromebook's appeal can be rapidly broadened, believing that the market "will accelerate greatly in the next 12 months." The tacit backing of the biggest computer vendor in the world will undoubtedly speed that process along.