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Rugged ThinkPad Chromebook for schools introduced

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Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad X131e Chromebook -- a fast booting, customizable laptop PC built for the daily rigors of K-12 education.

The 11.6-inch X131e laptop features an Intel® processor, a 1366x768 HD LED anti-glare screen, and three USB ports. It weighs in at less than four pounds.

Features include:

  • battery that lasts entire school day
  • rubber bumper around the top cover and stronger corners to protect the system in the case of an accidental drop
  • hinges and hinge brackets strengthened to last more than 50,000 open and close cycles
  • Google Apps for Education, along with thousands of web apps in the Chrome Web Store
  • low-light webcam
  • WiFi
  • fast start up
  • HDMI and VGA ports
The ThinkPad X131e Chromebook will be available starting February 26th via special bid volume pricing starting at $429.   Interested K-12 institutions should contact their Lenovo Sales Representative.

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