Lenovo launches ThinkPad X131e laptop
Dubai, June 28, 2012
Lenovo has announced the launch of the ThinkPad X131e laptop, built especially for students with the technologies to enhance classroom learning along with a rugged design to meet the physical demands of school days.
The ThinkPad X131e offers choices of Intel Core and Celeron processors or AMD E-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) for strong performance, Dolby Advanced Audio for rich and resonant sound, HD graphics and USB 3.0 for fast data transfers, a statement from Lenovo said.
The PC’s cover displays a wireless activity LED indicator so teachers know when students are using WiFi in the classroom. Built for education, the laptop also includes customisation and security options for schools’ IT teams, the statement said.
“We know from experience that students are our toughest customers – literally – and for that reason we make it a point to go above and beyond our standard ruggedness features in the laptops we introduce for education,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, ThinkPad Business Unit, Lenovo.
“To help combat the extreme wear and tear students subject their laptops to, we’ve designed our toughest education PC yet by incorporating heavy-duty, military-grade features, while packing the device with top of the line technology so teachers can offer students the latest in digital learning.”
The laptop can handle a variety of student assignments, from working with video and creating presentations to managing data and other word processing tasks, the statement said.
The 11.6-inch laptop includes choices of dual core AMD E-300 and E2-1800 APUs with AMD Radeon graphics or Intel Core i3-2367M and Intel Celeron 877 processors with Intel HD Graphics.
It is equipped with Intel processors and also offer the option of including Intel Learning Series Software Suite, a collaborative and user-friendly tool designed for one-to-one eLearning, it said.
The laptop is lightweight, less than four pounds, and has a long battery life of up to 8.5 hours.
The ThinkPad X131e also meets the needs of IT teams with its range of optional services including asset tagging for inventory control, ThinkPad warranty upgrades with onsite repair to provide tech help at school and ThinkPad accidental damage protection which turns expensive out-of-warranty repairs into predictable, managed expenses.
It comes in custom colors and the school can opt to have its logo etched into the top cover.
The ThinkPad X131e laptop will be available starting July. – TradeArabia News Service