Lenovo has introduced a new line of its ThinkPad laptops designed for schools
Lenovo has introduced a new line of its ThinkPad laptops designed for schools.
The Lenovo ThinkPad 11e range is constructed with durability in mind, featuring a ruggedised form factor suitable for classroom use among primary and secondary-school children and to survive transportation between home and school.
The thin and lightweight laptops include protective measures such as rubber bumpers, reinforced ports and stronger hinges.
Wireless connectivity, power and sleep indication LEDs are built into the lid of the computers to allow teachers to quickly see the status of each laptop.
The 11e devices feature an 11.6-inch HD LED anti-glare touchscreen with IPS wide viewing angles, and are powered by Intel processors.Article continues below
11e products are available as traditional notebooks or in Lenovo’s transforming ‘Yoga’ form factor, which allows a four-in-one use of the device in laptop, tablet, tent and stand modes.
ThinkPad 11e laptop models are available with either Microsoft Windows 8 or Google ChomeOS installed as their operating system.
Optional educational software for the machines includes the networking facilities LanSchool, webNetwork and Intel Education Software.
For the Yoga, Lenovo’s pre-installed Yoga Modes software will recognise when the mode is switched and adjust apps’ operation accordingly.
The ThinkPad 11e range will be released in the US during spring. A UK release date is yet to be confirmed by Lenovo.
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Price: From $449 (Windows), $349 (Chromebook)