Following Samsung and Acer, Lenovo joins the Chromebook gang with the introduction of ThinkPad X131e Chromebook built with rugged features. Designed for K-12 education, the ThinkPad Chromebook is school-proof with rubber bumper around the top cover and stronger corners to survive in accidental drops, and strengthened hinges and hinge brackets that can handle more than 50,000 open and close cycles.
Based on the original X131e, the Chromebook model is only available with Intel processor, and it runs Google’s Chome OS web-based platform. It has a 11.6-inch 1366×767 LED-backlit display and provides VGA and HDMI video outputs. The Chromebook supports WiFi and has three USB ports. Lenovo said the battery can last for the entire school day without the need to recharge.
Coming in 26 February, the Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook will be available for special bid volume pricing starting at $429.