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Lenovo Launches Ruggedized ThinkPad Chromebook for School Use

Lenovo offers students Chromebooks

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Lenovo Launches Ruggedized ThinkPad Chromebook for School Use

Lenovo has announced a new ThinkPad X131e Chromebook that the company is aiming at students and K-12 educational use. The machine runs the Chrome operating system and promises to be easy to manage for school administrators. The machine also promises quick access to thousands of apps and educational resources for students and teachers.

The machine has an 11.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. The screen is LED backlit and antiglare for use in brightly lit rooms. The notebook also features three USB ports and weighs less than 4 pounds. Lenovo promises that the machine can last for a full day on a single charge.

Other hardware features of the notebook include integrated Wi-Fi, HDMI output, and VGA output. Lenovo doesn't say what processor the machine uses or how much RAM is available. The notebook will be available on February 26 via special volume pricing with prices starting at $429.


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Xiaomi teases Android tablet, looks a lot like the Lenovo Yoga Tablet

Source: Digital Trends

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Source: Digital Trends   Full article at: Digital Trends 16 hours ago, 4:01pm CDT

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Asus Eyeing Mass Market in Indonesia for Its Smartphones

Source: The Jakarta Globe

Jakarta. Taipei-based ASUSTeK Computer, one of the biggest producers of notebooks and motherboards, has released its Intel-based ZenFone smartphones to Indonesia, betting that consumers will seek alternatives to popular brands such as Samsung and Sony. “We are pleased to bring this device into Southeast Asia. We believe the best technology is the one used by the masses. When we began our journey ‘in search of incredible’ [products] ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review: Fancier CPU and display take a toll on battery life

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Unwired Planet Closes Lenovo Patent License and Purchase Transaction

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Will IBM's low-end server sale make a difference to the bottom line?

Source: Triangle Business Journal

Will the sale of IBM (NYSE: IBM)’s low-end server business really make a Big Blue difference? It’s a question I asked Edward Jones analyst Bill Kreher minutes after we hung up on an earnings call describing an eighth consecutive quarter of downed revenue at the computer services firm. IBM CFO Martin Schroeter kept referring to divestitures, such as that $2.3 billion x86 server sale to Lenovo, as ...
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Lenovo's Plans To Acquire IBM's X86 Server Business Could Be Its Best Strategic Decision Yet

Source: Forbes

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Motorola losses widen ahead of sale to Lenovo

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