Editors Liked

  • 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
  • Optional anti-theft security features
  • Long battery life
  • Semi-rugged exterior will stand up to backpack bumps
  • Full-size, comfortable keyboard
  • Bluetooth
  • Good everyday processing and graphics performance
  • Integrated hard drive accelerometer

Editors Didn't Like

  • An outdated look and sluggish performance can't match what faster laptops and ultrabooks offer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
  • Sluggish performance
  • Screen, keyboard, and touch pad feel cramped
  • Battery life could be better
  • Clickpad can be a little finicky