Lenovo ThinkPad x131e: The first Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Chromebook built specifically for students has finally arrived in the United States. The ThinkPad x131e Chromebook is sure to make waves in schools all over the country, especially since it is competitively priced at $459 and full of many top of the line features.
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Those who are interested in learning more about this computer can visit the official page here.
ZDNet has taken a closer look at what this computer will bring to the education market:
“The 1.8kg Chrome OS machine is kitted out with a reinforced cover and hinges, rubberised edges and corners, and a battery life of 6.5 hours, which should just about last for a full school day. It is powered by an Intel Celeron processor and comes with 16GB of built-in storage to compliment the 100GB offered through the Google Drive cloud platform for two years.”
“It also has an 11.6-inch display and a webcam, and also boasts ports including three USB, an ethernet, an HDMI and a VGA. Samsung, Acer and HP have released machines running the Chrome OS operating system but up until now none have been targeted specifically at the education sector.”
As you can imagine, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is hoping for big things out of the new ThinkPad x131e Chromebook.
Here is what Jamie Casap, Google global education evangelist, told ZDNet in a recent interview:
“I think the Chromebook for the Lenovo ThinkPad is the most interesting one so far.”
Google has recently announced that there are more than 2,000 schools using Chromebooks in the classroom. Whether or not this number increases with the release of the ThinkPad x131e Chromebook is yet to be seen, however, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is holding out hope that this will happen.
Google describes the new computer best on its website by saying:
“The Lenovo ThinkPad Chromebook is a rugged laptop built to withstand enthusiastic typing, bustling group work, and other everyday school adventures. Designed with specialized classroom features like reinforced hinges and a rubber casing, students and teachers can work hard and play hard.“
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