Lenovo ThinkPad X130E

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X130E
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  • Sturdy, impact-resistant construction that should survive more than a few drops and smacks.
  • Most standard ports are represented on this compact 11-incher.
  • Very low price.


  • An outdated look and sluggish performance can't match what faster laptops and ultrabooks offer.
  • ThinkPad legacy features like the trackpoint feel odd on an educational laptop.

Expert reviews and ratings

By evogadget.com on -

The Lenovo ThinkPad X130e does not have it in it to surpass its rivals. Bit it won't come with a lot of performance hiccups. And it has a very inspired price...

By CNET Australia on 70

For a rugged, throw-around portable laptop, the X130e fills a role. Fashion aside, the only real irksome point is the touch pad. If you're a ThinkPad lover, you'll likely enjoy using...

By NotebookCheck on 85

The question on every reader's mind: can the buyer expect a real ThinkPad for less than 500 Euros? After all, even the predecessor, X121e, showed one or two flaws when we looked closer. The X130e is a different story: even when compared to far more...

By cnet on 60

The education-targeted Lenovo ThinkPad X130e is a mixed bag of an 11-inch laptop: not exactly inspiring or all that ergonomic, but built like a tank. It's simply not good enough in terms of design, price, or performance to merit serious...

By booredatwork.com on -

The Lenovo X130e is rugged and Design for Education, with stronger keyboard, cover, corners, bezel, hinges, and ports, additionally, the corners are 33% stronger than the previous generation. MILITARY SPEC TESTING We've completed full Military...

By Good Gear Guide on 75

The ThinkPad X130e is a tough little laptop that's been designed for the education sector. It's comfortable to type on, possesses good battery life and has enough power under the hood for multi-tasking and running typical productivity...

By Computer Shopper on 60

The least-expensive ThinkPad available, the X130e is purpose-built for education-market customers more interested in durability than speed. We wouldn't recommend it for general consumers, but school systems that need a fleet of low-cost laptops for...

By PC Mag on 80

The Lenovo ThinkPad X130e is a semi-rugged netbook, outfitted with enough padding to survive the day-to-day dings of traveling across campus or running from terminal A to B. ...