The good news is that the product pages for the laptop are now live, so you look at pictures, check out the specs, and do just about everything but order one.
Lenovo will offer models with AMD E-300, AMD E450, or Intel Core i3-2367M processors. 3 and 6 cell battery options will be available with battery life up to 8.5 hours. The laptop can handle up to 8GB of memory and will be available with up to 500GB of hard drive space.
The ThinkPad X130e weighs about 3.9 pounds, which makes it kind of heavy for an ultraportable, but the laptop also has a rugged case which is designed to withstand damage inflicted by students. There’s a rubber bumper on the top, strong hinges, and recessed ports to help protect the laptop from abuse.