Lenovo’s latest portable notebook for the education market is set to ship soon. The ThinkPad X140e features an 11.6 inch display, an AMD processor, and it’s expected to be available with a choice of Windows 8 or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS software.
Like the last few X100 series notebooks, the Lenovo X140e is a rugged machine that’s been MIL-SPEC tested, and which features an accelerometer which detects movement and shuts the rubber-mounted hard drive to prevent damage if the laptop is falling. The laptop also has a spill-resistant keyboard.
In other words, the notebook is designed for use in schools, but it could also be a decent option in enterprise or industrial environments… or at busy coffee shops.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X400E features and AMD A4-5000 processor with Radeon HD 8330 graphics, Ethernet, WiFi, HDMI and VGA ports, and 2 USB 3.0 ports plus a USB 2.0 port.
The laptop weighs about 3.9 pounds and Lenovo says it should get up to 8.5 hours of battery life from a 6 cell, removable battery.