Lenovo Announces the 11.6” ThinkPad X130e Geared Towards Students @$469 on Dec 20th

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The X130e is designed with rugged and useful features to help students and schools get the most out of their PC technology. This ultraportable laptop pairs ruggedness with high-end graphics and multimedia capabilities. It’s equipped with heavy-duty features including a top-cover rubber bumper, stronger hinges and reinforced and recessed ports to student-proof the device. It also offers 8.5 hours of battery life, which is enough to carry students through the school day and their homework assignments.
Features and Benefits:

  • Available in both AMD and Intel processors
  • Larger hard disk space of up to 500GB with the capacity to store more
  • Stronger recessed ports protects against accidental damage
  • Rubber bumper around the top cover absorbs any impact to the system
  • 33% stronger corners reduce damage when dropped at an angle
  • Stronger hinges are capable of withstanding 30,000 cycles of opening laptop
  • Faster access and smoother computing with up to 8GB of RAM
  • Custom colors, asset tags and BIOS modifications make the notebook unique to your school

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

New Lenovo ThinkPad Laptop Ruggedized For Students and Schools
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – December 6, 2011: Lenovo announced today the ThinkPad

X130e laptop, specially ruggedized for education and with the features needed to help students in grades
K-12 and their schools get the most out of their PC technology. Equipped with the advanced technology
expected for an educational laptop, the ThinkPad X130e comes with choices of the latest Intel or AMD
processors and fast, integrated graphics as well as wireless connectivity and multimedia tools for today‟s
digital learning. Designed to be handled by kids, the ThinkPad X130e has a reinforced and extra durable
top cover, keyboard and hinges. Schools will also like its performance, reliability and customizable
options including asset tags, BIOS modifications, custom imaging and a broad selection of custom
colors1.

“At Lenovo ThinkTank 2011 we brought hundreds of distinguished educators together, and the
resounding feature CIOs told us that ranks highest on their list of features important for PC purchases is
„ruggedness‟,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, ThinkPad Business Unit, Lenovo. “While we‟ve built tough
products for years that pass many military-grade tests, we‟ve made specific improvements required for a
laptop to be successful in an education environment with the ThinkPad X130e.”
Laptops with Serious Substance

The ThinkPad X130e laptop helps students get more out of their day. This 11.6-inch lightweight
ultraportable has the processing performance students need for assignments requiring multitasking with
choices of AMD Fusion E-300 and E-450 or Intel second generation Core i3-2367M ULV processors. For
multimedia-intensive lessons, the laptop kicks in its AMD Radeon or Intel HD-powered graphics to give
students a rich visual experience.

“Having a purpose-built device designed to improve learning for students is a critical foundation for
education transformation,” said Paige Johnson, education strategist, Intel. “Lenovo‟s ThinkPad X130e
laptop powered by Intel Core i3 processors provides the capability and functions that students need for a
21st Century education.”

At under four pounds2, students can easily carry the laptop between classes without the need to recharge
since the battery lasts the whole school day, and even long enough to start homework after school – up to
8.5 hours3. Throughout the course of a typical school day, students‟ laptops are often subject to extreme
wear and tear. To help school-proof them, the X130e has several heavy-duty features including:

 A top cover rubber bumper to absorb impacts to the side of the laptop
 33 percent stronger corner to reduce the chance of damage when dropped at an angle
 Stronger hinges to outlast even the most frequent PC user at up to 30,000 cycles
 Reinforced and recessed ports to decrease the effects of student “wear and tear”
 Stronger Bezel with 1.2mm thick plastic to protect the LED panel

The ThinkPad X130e laptop has the tools students need most for today‟s digital learning environment.
They can use the low-light webcam to communicate with students in other schools across the world or
just across town. They can also easily connect via WiFi and even keep their connection while moving
from class to class using Lenovo‟s Instant Resume function. With HDMI and VGA out, students can
present their reports to the class with a projector or bigscreen TV.

Making Students & Schools More Efficient
Learning can‟t wait, so Lenovo developed fast-booting PCs, like the X130e laptop that starts in less than
20 seconds using Lenovo‟s RapidBoot technology4. Built-in self-help tools like Rescue and Recovery and
Access Connections help decrease calls to school IT support, allowing students to recover damaged files
and to store and connect easily to different WiFi networks.
Additionally, Lenovo offers a broad range of optional services for the ThinkPad X130e laptop, starting with
custom colors. Lenovo‟s image services help keep IT teams focused on enhancing learning, not chasing
device drivers and tediously loading images onto each PC manually. Asset tagging services help keep
track of PCs left on the school bus or classroom, and Accidental Damage Protection services can help
keep a check on repair budgets. And if the PC needs to be fixed, Lenovo‟s Hard Drive Retention service
protects students‟ digital information.

Pricing and Availability5
The ThinkPad X130e laptop will be available starting Dec. 20 from business partners and on
www.lenovo.com. Pricing for models starts at $469.

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About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company serving customers
in more than 160 countries, and the world‟s second-largest PC vendor. Dedicated to building
exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo‟s business is built on product
innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo
Group‟s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops,
manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and
services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer
PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart
phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China;
and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

1Minimum order quantities and lead times vary based on customer customization requirements.
2 3.93 lbs (1.78kg) with 6-cell battery
3 With 6-cell battery
4Availble with 128GB SSD option only
5Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms andconditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability.
Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.