Lenovo ThinkPad X130e
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X130e
How do you feel about kids with ThinkPads? The education-targeted Lenovo ThinkPad X130e is a mixed bag of an 11-inch laptop: not exactly inspiring or all that ergonomic, but built like a tank. It's simply not good enough in terms of design, price, or performance to merit serious consideration for most.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% mobility: 80%
The ThinkPad X130e delivers everything Lenovo promises for the classroom. The features and rugged design are essential for unforgiving classroom environments. The processor offers limited power, but is more than adequate for the needs of K-12 students. Administrators will appreciate the included security features. The iPad is a hot topic for schools, but the ThinkPad X130e offers a more durable learning tool geared at productivity and learning.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2012
Source: Good Gear Guide
The ThinkPad X130e feels sturdy and is comfortable to type on, despite being a little laptop, and it ships with a tiny power adapter, which puts the overall weight of the package at a smidgin over 2kg. It has a decent screen and battery life and its base doesn't get overly warm after prolonged operation.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Computer Shopper
The least-expensive ThinkPad available, the X130e is purpose-built for education-market customers more interested in durability than speed. We wouldn't recommend it for general consumers, but school systems that need a fleet of low-cost laptops for basic computing will find it a good match.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Laptop Mag
When it goes on sale in February, the $495 Lenovo ThinkPad X130e will be more than capable for elementary school students. While its performance isn't off the charts, it's more than capable for basic tasks such as word processing and surfing the Web, and its keyboard is excellent. We wish its touchpad were larger, but the trackpoint makes up for that deficiency. Its rugged features will be especially welcome to school IT departments. Overall, the X130e is a good value for its target audience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 62% display: 69% mobility: 92% workmanship: 91% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 92%
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Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
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