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Lenovo ThinkPad x130e launch date slips to February

Lenovo ThinkPad x130e launch date slips to February


Lenovo's forthcoming x130e laptop has missed its 20th of December release date, with the 11.9-inch durable laptop designed for the education market now expected in February 2012.

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Lenovo's education-oriented ThinkPad x130e was supposed to launch yesterday, but now the company's website is saying that we should expect the knock-proof tablet to arrive in February next year. Engadget spoke to a rep from the firm and was told that the delay was due to the laptop's popularity with school districts, which have collectively bought the entire first manufacturing run.

The 11.9-inch laptop is designed for use by K12 students, with a rubber bumper on the outer shell to offer some protection from dings and scrapes, reinforced hinges, ports, and bezel corners, a choice of lower-end processors from Intel and AMD, an 8.5-hour battery, and Lenovo's RapidBoot technology to make sure you can get into the teaching as fast as possible. Although the release date's moved back a little, the price still seems to be set at $469.