When Lenovo has announced its ThinkPad x130e a few months ago, the company intended to release their new netbook 5 days before Christmas. That way, their new rugged netbook would find its way under people’s Christmas trees and the company could have taken advantage of the holiday shopping spree.
It seems however that things didn’t go according to the company’s plans, and the release date for the ThinkPad x130e has been postponed sometime in February of 2012.
Lenovo’s new ThinkPad x130e is meant for those working in hazardous environments and need a netbook that can resist difficult working conditions. The ThinkPad x130e has been designed to last and withstand different kinds of strain. Lenovo has equipped it’s netbook with solid hinges and a rubberized lid, as well as a rubber bumper around this ThinkPad’s bezel, which is meant to protect the display from any kind of shock.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad x130e has pretty decent features and has also been made for performance. It comes with a 11.6-inch display, a choice between the AMD Fusion E-300, E-450 and Intel Core i3-2367M and 8GB of RAM. Lenovo also states that the battery can reach 8.5 hours before you need to hook it up to a power source, while the connectivity features include an Ethernet port, USB 2.0 ports, VGA, HDMI, 4-in-1 media card reader, Bluetooth and WiFi.
If you need a heavy duty netbook able to resist in difficult working environments, but also enjoy high performance, the Lenovo ThinkPad x130e might just be the netbook for you. You’ll need to wait until February 2012 if you’d like to own it and it will cost you $469. You may also want to take a look at the Sony Vaio VPC-YB35KX netbook meanwhile, as it’s available right away. Although not a rugged netbook, it will still bring high performance to the table.