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Lenovo unveils new ThinkPads for school kids
Lenovo has rolled out its latest ThinkPad machines that are aimed at the education environment. There are two machines with two different operating systems available. The machines are the ThinkPad Yoga 11e and the ThinkPad 11e. They share many of the same features.
All of the machines have an 11.6-inch LED backlit screen. The Yoga models can be used in notebook, tablet, tent, and stand modes. The Yoga versions also have a touchscreen. The other versions are standard notebook designs.
The versions that run the Chrome OS are Chromebooks, the others run windows. The hardware is customizable and uses Intel processors. There is no specific amount of RAM or storage space noted. The notebooks are offered in black or silver colors.
“We have a proven track record of designing laptops and tablets built to last in education environments. With the new ThinkPad 11e devices, we’re raising the bar with new form factors,” said Jerry Paradise, executive director of product marketing, ThinkPad Product Group, Lenovo. “I’m very excited that Lenovo is able to offer a device that’s not only rugged enough for the classroom but also flexible enough to adapt to the many ways technology can be incorporated into the overall learning experience.”
All of the machines will ship this spring. The Yoga 11e and standard 11e will start at $449. The Chromebook versions will start at $349.