Infotech Lead Asia: Lenovo has launched ThinkPad X131e Chromebook targeting K-12 education.
ThinkPad X131e Chromebook will be available starting February 26th via special bid volume pricing starting at $429.
The ThinkPad X131e Chromebook simplifies software and security management for school administrators and provides students and teachers with quick access to thousands of apps, education resources and storage.
Jerry Paradise, executive director of product marketing, ThinkPad Product Group, said: “With the rugged features we added to the X131e, we’ve seen reduced failure rates in the field. This is a huge benefit to schools and students. We’re pleased to be able to offer this hardened ThinkPad Chromebook as a great computer for schools.”
Features of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X131e Chromebook:
1366×768 HD LED anti-glare screen
three USB ports
battery life for the entire school day
“Chromebooks are in use today by more than one-thousand K-12 schools, and they make an ideal one-to-one device because they’re more cost effective, easier to manage and maintain than traditional laptops or tablets,” said Caesar Sengupta, director of product management, Chrome OS, Google.
Lenovo says administrators need a system that is manageable and provides the layers of security required to safe guard a school’s ecosystem.
Chromebooks allow schools’ IT teams to manage security and scalability through one dashboard. This allows IT professionals to configure and manage devices all from one place, saving time, resources and money rolling out multiple computer images.