Google’s Chromebook lineup has now got a new member- the ThinkPad X131e from Lenovo. Though, Lenovo joined the Chromebook line-up along with Samsung and Acer, it has taken a new and different approach to the Chromebook series unlike its predecessors.
The company is specially focusing on the ruggedness of the X131e as a major selling point. They are introducing a laptop device that is designed to handle the daily rigors.
The X131e Chromebook sports rubber bumpers that is built to absorb minor drops and dings and a sturdier keyboard. Specifically designed with school children in mind, the laptop has an active hard drive protection.
Other specifications of the X131e includes an 11.6-inch 1366×768 anti-glare LCD display, low-light webcam, HDMI and VGA ports, and three USB ports (2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0).
The battery life of the device is claimed to be around 6.5 hours, sufficient for an entire school day. The X131e weighs under four pounds and measures 1.27-inch (32.2mm) in thickness. For storage purpose the device includes a 16GB SSD along with 4GB of DDR3-1600.
Lenovo X131e might come with an Atom CPU and includes customization options like colors, asset tagging, and school logo etching. The ThinkPad X131e Chromebook will be available from February 26th, probably with a price tag of $429.
Well, it is costly but for such a laptop device with durability and security, that’s not too bad.