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Lenovo introduces four new Windows 10 education notebooks starting at US$219

The Lenovo 100e is a low-cost Chromebook competitor for the classroom. (Source: Lenovo)
The Lenovo 100e is a low-cost Chromebook competitor for the classroom. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo has announced refreshes to their education line of notebooks from the entry-level 100e, to the more substantial ThinkPad 11e and 11e Yoga.

Notebooks made for the education market are an interesting category. They are often built to stringent budgets, but also need to withstand the rough handling of high school students who treat school provided property as disposable. If the user can put up with potential cuts made on the screen, storage, and so forth, then they can pick up a rugged and reliable secondary device that will handle a busy travel schedule better than many laptops several times the price would.

Today Lenovo has announced refreshes for four new Windows 10 notebooks aimed at the education market with the 100e, 300e, ThinkPad 11e, and ThinkPad 11e Yoga. All have been MIL-SPEC tested including drop testing up to 29.5 inches and keyboard which can handle up to 330 ml of water spills. The Lenovo 100e and 300e are low-cost Chromebook competitors to help keep Windows in the classroom, an area where ChromeOS has started to gain traction, particularly within the USA.

Lenovo 100eLenovo 300eLenovo ThinkPad 11eLenovo ThinkPad 11e Yoga
CPUCeleron N3450 1.1/2.2 GHz 4C/4TUp to Pentium N4200 1.1/2.5 GHz 4C/4TApollo Lake N-seriesApollo Lake N-series
RAM4 GB LPDDR4 (onboard)Up to 8 GB LPDDR4 (onboard)--
StorageUp to 128 GB eMMCUp to 64 GB eMMC or up to 128 GB SSD--
Screen11.6-inch 1366 x 768 at 220 nits11.6-inch 1366 x 768 IPS touch screen11.6-inch 1366 x 768 IPS touch screen11.6-inch 1366 x 768 IPS touch screen
Battery45 Wh (up to 10 hours)45 Wh (up to 8 hours)--
Connectivity1 x USB3
2 x USB2
HDMI
SD card reader
1 x USB3
2 x USB2
HDMI
SD card reader
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Wireless802.11ac 2x2
Bluetooth 4.1
802.11ac 2x2
Bluetooth 4.1
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Dimensions (W x D x H)301 x 213 x 22 mm
(11.83 x 8.36 x 0.85 inches)
301 x 213 x 24
(11.83 x 8.36 x 0.92 inches)
--
Weight1.22 kg (2.7 pounds)1.45 kg (3.19 pounds)--
AvailabilityJanuary 2018January 2018February 2018February 2018
PriceUS$219US$279US$429US$499
Lenovo 100e. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo 100e. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo 300e. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo 300e. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Yoga (11e almost identical in outward appearance). (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo ThinkPad 11e Yoga (11e almost identical in outward appearance). (Source: Lenovo)

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Craig Ward, 2018-01-23 (Update: 2018-01-24)