Lenovo has recently announced a slew of new laptops for 2012 and one of the first to see the light of day is the new Lenovo ThinkPad X130e. This one is a budget-friendly notebook dedicated to students that’s now available for $429.
Lenovo has announced that their new ThinkPad X130e model has been MILSPEC-tested for durability and comes with a a few features that will ensure its integrity. This one features a rubber bumper that will protect it from shocks and has been equipped with some strong metal hinges and resistant corners as well as keyboard, bezel and ports.
There’s a Active Protection System coming with the ThinkPad x130e that will protect this notebook from sudden drops and shocks.
The technical specs arent’t what you would call top-of-the-line, but rather a mid-level model to help students in the class room. You’ll find that the Lenovo ThinkPad x130e is powered by a AMD Fusion E-300 processor and comes with a AMD Radeon HD6140 GPU. There’s also an Intel model of the X130e, powered by a Sandy Bridge i3 processor and Intel GMA HD 3000 GPU.
With both of these models, tou will get 4GB of RAM and a 250GB HDD, which can go up to 500GB, depending on the configuration.
The Lenovo ThinkPad x130e comes with a 11.6-inch LED-backlit display, featuring a 1366×768 resolution and a VGA Webcam. Connectivity options include WiFi, Bluetooth and mobile broadband.
You’ll be able to purchase the Lenovo ThinkPad X130e AMD model for $429, while the Intel model is a bit more expensive, costing $549.