Lenovo is usually known for it’s rugged laptops, but today the manufacturer announced a laptop for education that’s even more rugged than usual. That laptop is the Lenovo ThinkPad X130e, a notebook designed for K-12 kids and schools.
The ThinkPad X130e is an 11.6-inch ultraportable with reinforced cover, keyboard, and hinges so it can be handled by kids ranging in age from 5 to 18. It’ll pack either AMD Fusion E-300, E-450, or Intel Core i3 CPUs, with graphics from either AMD Radeon or Intel HD. The X130e isn’t the most powerful notebook out there, but it should suffie for a school setting, especially since those low-powered specs allow it to have up to 8.5 hours of battery life. The four-pound notebooks will also pack in a webcam, HDMI port, and VGA port so kids can video chat, or display projects on projectors or any sort of display.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X130e will be available on December 20 starting at $469. You’ll be able to buy it in a variety of colors from Lenovo’s business partners, or directly from Lenovo.com. Sounds like a great last minute gift idea for any student who could use a new laptop, especially if they’re particularly clumsy.