Lenovo’s newest laptops are focused and designed specifically for classrooms.
It includes three new Chromebook laptops and two ThinkPad laptops. These five laptops are Lenovo ThinkPad 11e, ThinkPad 11e Yoga, 500e Chromebook, 300e Chromebook, and 100e Chromebook. The Windows of the two laptops, 100e and 300e were also announced.
“Chromebooks are hardened for education environments”, Lenovo said. It has rubber bumpers, reinforced ports and hinges, and anchored keyboards. The new education portfolio is MIL-SPEC tested which includes drop testing so expect that whether you drop these laptops by accident, it will not easily break. Because it is designed for students to use in schools, the laptops feature software tools, such as Lenovo LanSchool and AirClass, Google Classroom, and G Suite for Education.
The new Lenovo 500e Chromebook has an 11.6-inch HD IPS display, multi-mode form factor, 5-megapixel world-facing camera, and an Intel Celeron quad core N3450 processor. It only weighs 1.35kg and comes with 8GB RAM and 64GN internal storage. The 500e is said to launch later this month for $349.
The 300e Chromebook is powered by the MediaTek 8173C ARM processor. It has an improved ten-point multi-touch HD IPS display. The 300e is available with Windows 10 that comes with a pen support or Google’s Chrome OS. The Windows 10 model features Intel Apollo Lake processors. It weighs 1.35kg and will be available from January 2018 for Windows and February 2018 for Chrome OS. The price starts at $279.
The Lenovo 100e Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron N3350 processor with a11.6-inch HD antiglare display. It is also available in Windows 10 or Google Chrome’s OS. The 100e is much lighter at 1.22kg only. It is expected to be available in January 2018 for the Windows version and March 2018 for the Chrome OS. The price starts at $219.
The ThinkPad 11e and ThinkPad 11e Yoga is Lenovo’s 5th generation release. Both laptops have an 11.6-inch HD IPS display. Lenovo said that these laptops are “thinner and lighter than the previous generation”. Windows-version laptops are powered by the latest Intel N series processors. Moreover, the ThinkPad 11e Yoga has a garaged pen feature for easier storage. It also has world-facing camera to enable picture and videos recording in tablet mode. These two laptops will be available from February 2018. The Yoga 11e’s price is at $429 while the 11e Yoga is at $499.