Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130


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With the ThinkPad Edge 130, Lenovo released a decent piece of hardware for a reasonable price. It comes with different CPU options: Intel Pentium 977 being the lower end and Intel Core i3 being the higher end option. With 4GB of RAM and 320GB of Storage (HDD) it serves well enough for most purposes we encounter. One special thing we like is the upgradability that comes with this laptop. One can change storage, add RAM to the second memory bank or replace broken parts with ease. What's fascinating about this model is the 63Wh battery Lenovo chose to deliver as a standard power souce at that low price point.

In database since:06-12-2012
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130 Specifications (base)
Manufacturer (Click for list) Lenovo
Model name ThinkPad Edge E130
CPU type (Click for list) Intel Pentium-M
CPU speed 1400 Mhz
Graphics Intel HD Graphics
OS Windows 7 Home Premium
Display Size
11.6" 1366 X 768
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touch Technology
No Touchscreen
RAM 4096 MB
Hard Disk 320 GB
Battery capacity 63 Wh
Weight (Minimum operating) 1518gm / 3.35 pounds
Size 287/23/99.9 mm
Size 11.3/0.9/3.9 inches
Physical Interfaces
DC-in
Ethernet 10/100/1000
HDMI
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
SDHC Card Slot
USB 2.0
USB 3.0 (x2)
VGA
Wireless Interfaces
802.11 a/b/g/n
BT 4.0
3G option
Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Matt (Non Glossy) Screen
Microphone
Multitouch Touchpad
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Stereo speakers
Webcam 1.0Mp
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Acer Aspire E11-131, 11.6 inch, 1290 grams (2.84 lbs)
The original Acer Aspire E11 was a nice entry-level fanless laptop competing with the HP Stream 11 and ASUS X205. The Braswell (Intel Atom 2015 version for entry-level laptops) upgrade will give the E11 an good GPU boost along with a small CPU boost. Efficiency should be a little better too but the difference won't be that much. See the note below on CPU
Dell Chromebook 11 ( 2015), 11.6 inch, 1245 grams (2.74 lbs)
Dell's new for 2015 education sector focused Chromebook 11 is lightweight, comes in 3 flavours - 2/4GB RAM and touch and non-touch screens. It's built for daily school and college life having a reinforced hinge so should more able to survive drops and spills. It has a claimed battery life of up to a 10 hours but this is supported by a high capacity battery (43Whr).
Lenovo N21 Chromebook, 11.6 inch, 1290 grams (2.84 lbs)
It's a rugged, durable and designed for education Chromebook say Lenovo in the blurb. What they mean is it's drop resistant, built to withstand bumps and accidental drops from up to 2.3feet/70cm with a stronger, thicker rear cover and a frame around the screen, sides and corners to absorb the force of bumps.
Acer Aspire V3-111P (43BC), 11.6 inch, 1390 grams (3.06 lbs)
The Acer Aspire V 11 Touch features the smart new FlowCurve design - somewhat different from traditional notebooks, in profile at least. No fans so its whisper-quiet and runs cool. Claimed 7 hours of battery life.
ASUS X200MA (-US01T-BL), 11.6 inch, 1300 grams (2.87 lbs)
The ASUS X200MA is a budget touchscreen notebook running on Intels BayTrail-M Celeron N2815 processor. It sports 4GB of RAM and 500GB of HDD Storage. In terms of connectivity you are limited to the WiFi b/g/n and Ethernet port, Bluetooth is not included in this package. Port wise it offers a USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, and an SDXC card slot. We miss Bluetooth and would have loved to see WiFi a or ac being included. The touch enabled screen has a resolution of 1366x768.
ASUS K200MA (K200MA-DS01T), 11.6 inch, 1360 grams (3 lbs)
The ASUS K200MA is a budget touchscreen notebook running on Intels BayTrail-M Celeron N2830 processor. It sports 4GB of RAM and 500GB of HDD Storage. In terms of connectivity you are limited to the WiFi b/g/n and Ethernet port, Bluetooth is not included in this package. Port wise it offers a USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI, VGA, and an SDXC card slot. We miss Bluetooth and would have loved to see WiFi a or ac being included. The touch enabled screen has a resolution of 1366x768.
Acer C740, 11.6 inch, 1300 grams (2.87 lbs)
The Acer C740 Chromebook is the 2015 version of the C720 with Broadwell-generation CPU. Acer have hardened the casing and hinge to make it more rugged for education markets but it still only weighs 1.3 KG.
HP Stream 11, 11.6 inch, 1270 grams (2.8 lbs)
The HP Stream 11 is another sub 200$ Laptop based around the Intel Celeron N2840 dual core Baytrail platform. It has a minimal hardware footprint like 2GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. The 11.6" displays features a 1366x768 pixels resolution. At 1.27kg it is quite lightweight for a 11.6" laptop. In regard to connectivity it features Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n.
Acer Aspire E11 ES1, 11.6 inch, 1290 grams (2.84 lbs)
The Acer Aspire E11 S1 is a low cost Laptop running Windows 8.1 powered by Intels N2840 Bay Trail platform. It has 32GB of emmc storage soldered onto the mainboard and can't be replaced or upgraded. It comes with 2GB of RAM and its 11.6" display features a 1366x768 pixels resolution. This device is a really interesting one because from its pricepoint it enters a competion with sub 200$ chromebooks. Connections are rather standard Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi b/g/n.
HP Chromebook 11 G3, 11.6 inch, 1280 grams (2.82 lbs)
The HP Chromebook 11 G3 comes in some different variations. There is an 4G option available. All models feature a USB 3.0 port and a standard 2.0 port. A fullsize HDMI port and SD card reader are also included. The HP Chromebook 11 G3 is powered by an Intel Celeron N2830 processor with a 7. gen Intel HD Graphics.
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