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  • An outdated look and sluggish performance can't match what faster laptops and ultrabooks offer.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. ...