Lenovo have announced this week their latest ThinkPad that has been specially designed with students and schools in mind, but the real special thing about it is that it runs on the increasingly popular Google Chrome operating system. The new Chromebook may not be as cheap as other devices in this category but for good reason as it comes fitted with an x86 CPU and many of the features that you would generally find in the rest of the ThinkPad range.

Features

  • Intel Core i3-2367m
  • 11.6” anti-glare screen
  • 1366 x 768 resolution
  • 500GB hard drive (up to)
  • 8GB of DDR3 RAM (up to)
  • 720p Webcam
  • Wi-Fi
  • Stereo Speakers
  • Microphone
  • D-Sub
  • HDMI 1.4
  • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC card reader

So as you can see this is no cheaply stamped out device and it brings with its simplistic OS a wide range of performance and compatibility components that should make it suitable to a wide range of applications and workloads, the i3 CPU should also help make it fairly power efficient and the HDMI, Wi-Fi and card reader ensure compatibility and connectivity for almost all modern networks and devices.

It's also well reinforced and durable, fitted with rubber bumpers around the edges, reinforced hinges and brackets, HDD shock protection and more that sure see it endure more than a few butter fingered children who may be a little careless with the device.

The ThinkPad X131e launches on the 26th of February this year and a special volume pricing option will start at $429. Interested parties should contact their Lenovo Sales Representative for more information.

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