Lenovo has announced that its new ThinkPad X130e laptop will be deployed to over 60,000 students throughout New South Wales Department of Education and Communities schools in 2012.
The ThinkPad X130e was developed in cooperation with the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities (NSW DEC) to meet the requirements of the education market.
According to the NSW DEC, the laptop was designed with ruggedised features and advanced technology required in an educational laptop.
The 11.6-inch lightweight ultraportable laptop weighs less than 1.8kg and features the latest generation Intel Celeron or i3 processors, fast, integrated graphics, as well as advanced wireless connectivity and multimedia tools.
To prevent wear and tear, the ThinkPad X130e has a reinforced and extra durable top cover, keyboard and hinges, as well as recessed ports and a ruggedised rubber bumper to protect it.
The ThinkPad X130e laptop also features multi-frequency support, to help students easily connect to school WiFi networks, HDMI and VGA out, a low-light webcam and up to 8.5 hours of battery life.
As part of the package, Lenovo will be offering students with built-in self-help tools like rescue and recovery and access connections, and customisable options – including Lenovo’s image services, asset tagging services, accidental damage protection services and hard drive retention services.
It will be available in a broad selection of custom colours, such as midnight black, heatwave red and white and silver models that NSW DEC will be deploying.
The ThinkPad X130e laptop is available now from Lenovo business partners. Education models including three-year warranty starts at $673.00.