The student-friendly ThinkPad X130e has completed the tech cycle: it has been leaked, announced, and delayed, and now it's available to order on Lenovo's website. In case you've forgotten, the system has an 11.6-inch, 1366x768 display and it comes in two base configs: one with AMD's E-300 APU and another with Intel's Core i3-2367M. Both systems have an estimated ship date of February 9th, and they'll cost you $429 and $549, respectively.
What makes the X130e different than other ThinkPads? Well, Lenovo says it's strengthened the system all around to make sure it will stand up to the rigors of being tossed around in a knapsack: there's a rubber strip around the entire system, a beefed-up hinge that's rated for 30,000 cycles, and recessed ports that are supposed to withstand some abuse. The keyboard's also spill-resistant, though we'd avoid getting any NaCl solution on it during your next chemistry lab.