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)|
|Model name||ThinkPad Edge E130||CPU type||Intel Pentium-M|
|CPU speed||1400 Mhz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics|
|OS||Windows 7 Home Premium|
||11.6" 1366 X 768||Screen Type
||LED-Backlit LCD||Touch Technology
|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|
|Line-out / Headphone (3.5mm)|
|SDHC Card Slot|
|Additional Specs and Accessories (can vary)|
|Matt (Non Glossy) Screen|
|Spill Resistant Keyboard|
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Latest Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130 News
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|Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130 Review||06/12/12|
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