Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook

Google today announced a brand new Chromebook, Lenovo ThinkPad X131e, targeted to school students. Available for $459 in US, this Chromebook has rugged design with reinforced hinges and a rubber casing. The Lenovo ThinkPad X131e runs on Intel Celeron processor.

Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook

Key Specifications of Lenovo ThinkPad X131e Chromebook

  • 11.6’’ (1366×768) display
  • Intel® Celeron™ processor
  • 16 GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0 ports
  • Up to 6.5 hours of battery
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet
  • Offers both HDMI and VGA outputs
  • Operating system: ChromeOS
  • HD Camera
  • Price: $459 (Device: $429 + Management console & support: $30)
  • Availability: US only (starting on February 26, 2012)
  • HD Camera

Loaded with ChromeOS goodness like faster booting and integration with Google’s cloud applications, this Chromebook seems to be a right choice for the students.

The ThinkPad X131e is the first Chromebook from Lenovo. Samsung and Acer already offer ChromeOS laptops, and these inexpensive devices have topped the online stores. We should expect other manufacturers joining the ChromeOS club soon. (via)

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