Lenovo ThinkPad x130e
Whilst at BETT last week I spent a while looking at the Lenovo ThinkPad x130e laptop that was designed towards students/education.
I was advised that it would be around the £350 mark, and the Intel version (x131e???) should be available in around 6-8 weeks once Intel release their new chipset.
Does anyone else have any further information/confirmed pricing on these? as most 'google' searches bring up American websites.
I've just checked and the release has been pushed back until February but it doesn't say a date so I'm waiting for our guys at Lenovo to return my call and then i'll let you know for sure :)
I really, really want to know when these are coming (AMD model) and the price. Got an order for 36 of them ready when they do, they are perfect for what I want.
The Lenovo rep stated that the X120e and X130e were going to be sold for the same price (they are same spec, but X130e heavier because of the stronger lid/chassis etc) and that once Intel release their new processor/chipset that would be also available (~6-8 weeks) and possibly marketed as X131e.
Yeah I was trying to get hold of the Fusion E450 powered X121e but it has disappeared from the channel - bit of digging brought up this new model. The old X100e was rugged - these should be great with an SSD shoved in!
Just spoke to Lenovo again and they haven't issued a release date yet. All they knew is that it will probably be this quarter and until it's released, they can't send out any info or pricing
I've emailed and left a message with a guy quite high up to see if he knows anything so if he has any info i'll let you guys know. The X121e is still available in the meantime.
Sorry it's nothing more concrete
Lenovo are coming to visit me next week regarding these new model laptops.
I will update accordingly once I have further information.
Just an update.
Had a meeting with Lenovo this morning and they brought some laptops (to throw on the floor!) to demonstrate.
Again, I was impressed with the X130e (other bigger screen, and thinner laptops were also demonstrated) with its build quality, keyboard and strength etc., and despite being a 12.1” screen, our students preferred it to the other (bigger screen) models.
No further details (release dates) for the Intel variant were known, but the AMD X130e model is available subject to a few weeks delay due to high demand.
Numerous customisation options are also available. Besides choosing lid colour, you can also stipulate if you want certain components installed or not (Webcam, Bluetooth etc.).
It will also come with Lenovo’s own software that can take snapshots/captures of the build and store it on another partition etc. so you can easily restore the original image.
I also had a demonstration of the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet (Android 3.1). Whilst not as cosmetically appealing as other tablets, its build quality was fantastic. The screen had previously been punched with no damage at all.
Lenovo can supply modified versions of Android (comes with “Documents To Go”, the Market Place can be locked down and it can even work with AD accounts for logging in). It also has software built within the firmware (cannot be removed) in case of theft for tracing and remote deletion purposes.
Finally, Windows 8 Tablet should be out by October 2012.
(After reading above, it feels like a sales pitch but it’s not! )
That's my job! Ha. I'll update people on the release date as soon as i hear anything :)
Originally Posted by MYK-IT
My suppliers are starting to get info too. Pricing for the AMD model looks good, though I'll customise the spec if possible. Might even tell them to keep the HDDs if possible, these will have SSDs in.
The Intel and AMD ThinkPad X130e's will be available to order from 09/02/2012 according to the article below...
That article suggest the E-450 won't be available, but everything else I've seen suggests it will :confused2:
We're looking to purchase 10 of the X-130e. Has anyone heard any more news on when they are likely to be available and likely price?
Mine are with us now, being imaged (not easy!) Paid £300 each for the AMD version with 7 Home and 2GB RAM. Put in another 2GB myself, plus a 64GB SSD, and EES covers the licenses. Then bought 3 year warranties for them. Total spend was £16k for 35 of them.