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.

Specifications for the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130

Specifications (base version)
Manufacturer Lenovo
Model name ThinkPad Edge E130
CPU type 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 1518g / 53.5 oz.
Size (w/h/d mm) 287/23/99.9 mm
Size (w/h/d inches) 11.3/0.9/3.9

Physical Interfaces
Ethernet 10/100/1000
Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)
SDHC Card Slot
USB3.0 (x2)

Wireless Interfaces
802.11 a/b/g/n
BT 4.0
3G option

Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Matt (Non Glossy) Screen
Multitouch Touchpad
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Stereo speakers
Webcam 1.0Mp

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Samsung NP300 (NP300U1A-A01US), 11.6", 1288gm
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Mouse Computers LuvBook X, 11.6", 985gm
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