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The Lenovo ThinkPad X140e Laptop is a fantastic, lightweight, portable laptop. It boasts speed, plenty of storage, and comes with Windows 8 Pre-Loaded. You can start using this laptop the minute you pull it out of the box!
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Lenovo ThinkPad X140e Specifications:
AMD APU A4-5000 Quad Core Processor
11.6" HD WXGA (1366x768) LED Backlight
4GB DDR3 1600MHz
160GB Hard Disk Drive
AMD Radeon HD 8330 SDRAM
2x USB 3.0 Ports
4-in-1 Card Reader
Windows 8 Pre-Installed
A rubber bumper around the top cover absorbs the force of bumps to the side of the system. The corners are 33-percent stronger, to reduce damage when dropped at an angle. The bezel is thicker, to protect the LED panel. The hinges and brackets have been strengthened, to last 50,000 cycles and to withstand more force to the cover. Recessed ports and a reduced gap between keys help prevent accidental damage from a bored child's exploring fingers. This is one tough machine.
Military-specification testing validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of ThinkPad products by testing against eight parameters: high pressure, humidity, vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000 ft), low temperature, and dust.
ThinkVantage Active Protection System
For models with traditional hard drives, an accelerometer detects movement and stops the drive when a fall or similar event is detected. Rubber mounts are used for the hard disk drive (rather than rails) and the HDD connector is not rigidly attached to the board, so the connector absorbs shock and impact and protects against system damage.
Full-sized and spill-resistant, the legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device. And now it's optimized for Windows 8 with convenient multimedia buttons, LED status indicators, Function-lock capability, and immediate access to view apps. Plus, a larger, smooth TrackPad with 5-point click integration — indicated by subtle bumps and stripes — can be configured multiple ways through Settings.
Fast Data Transfer
Move data between the X140e and other devices quickly with USB 3.0 — it's up to 10 times faster than previous USB technologies and backward-compatible with USB 2.0.
Integrated HD Webcam
The low-light-sensitive, 720p HD webcam with face-tracking, plus dual digital-array microphones, will help you enjoy web conferences or online video chats like you’re really there.
Dolby Advanced Audio
This suite of audio technologies enables your ThinkPad to deliver a crisp, clear surround sound experience over its built-in stereo speakers. The technology increases audio clarity for VoIP applications, maximizes volume output without distortion, and improves dialogue clarity when watching videos. Enjoy an immersive surround sound experience whether listening to a lecture or kicking back with a movie.
Powered USB Port
Enjoy the benefits of an always-on port, charging your USB devices without having to turn on your laptop. Great for charging your cellphone on the plane or on the go.
For easy connection to a television, monitor or other display.
Power Manager Software
Lenovo's exclusive technology intuitively limits the energy drain of idle processes and provides an extra surge of energy when needed most, stretching your system's unplugged run-time to the max.
Many customers still require a VGA port for projector connections in classrooms, and native VGA means no dongles for them to buy/lose/replace.
Needed a good small second laptop for everyday carry. This unit is perfect. No noticeable wear, even in the keys. Quick ship, careful packing. All my computer business is staying here with these guys in my home state! I will definitely be a return customer!
All I have to say is this computer is perfect, I love it. It exceeded my expectations. The specks said it had a 160 Gb. hard drive, well it has a 320 Gb. hard drive in it. The battery runs for 5 hours, so the battery is good also. It looks like new, no dings scratches on the case. I did do a clean up. I took off the bottom cover and blew out the CPU fan. It had a slight coating of dust on it. That was all. It did have a smell when it got hot but that lasted about 3 days of use and now is gone. I do recommend it to anyone who needs a small windows laptop. Just make sure you have your reading glasses. The type is small but readable. The screen is crisp and clear.
One happy customer:
Bought this Refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad! Received in no time ! So far it's doing what it's supposed to do.! Surprised to feel how heavy it is for a small laptop...but so far I like it!!.!!!
I received my laptop fast and I'm so happy with it. The price is amazing and the laptop is just what I needed. I will recommend discount electronics to everyone.
Ordered the Laptop with the Windows 10 Upgrade from 8. Came with a sheet saying how to activate windows 10. Had to find a 25 digit code on laptop, which did not exist. checked the windows 10 on the unit and it showed as activated. Guess Discount Electronics guys activated it when they loaded it. Wish they had not included that sheet which had me running in circles for a while.
The unit is excellent with the exception that the print is a little small on the screen. Probably to be expected because of the small screen. I will see if I can adjust the size with Windows 10. Even though I have only had it a few days, I am so far very pleased.
I'm overall very pleased with this little laptop. That said, I would not call it an 'ultrabook' due to thickness and weight, and it's clearly more of an industrial-strength, 'education market' item. What's remarkable about this laptop is that it has the internals of laptops coating 3x-4x more; the only exception is the AMD CPU, but it's no slouch.
Pros: superb battery life, great keyboard, bullet-proof build quality, very good USB support (2x 3.0, 1x 2.0; 2.0 port can be powered while off, so useful as a giant power bank (can be enabled / disabled in BIOS), HDMI *and* VGA outputs, and dedicated graphics.
Cons: somewhat chunky and heavy for a modern laptop in the 12" screen category, no keyboard backlight (also lacking Lenovo's alternate LED 'lamp'), very difficult to get working with Linux.
Be particularly cautioned if you want to run Linux on the x140e. Some distros may go smoother than others, but the Broadcom wifi (BCM43228) and Realtek Ethernet (RTL8111/8168/8411) chipsets are known to be difficult. I chose CentOS 7 for its combo of Enterprise Linux foundation and long-term support model. The only way to get wifi working was is to copy Broadcom's proprietary source tarball to the laptop via USB stick and build it there. I still don't have Ethernet working, which is a rare Linux challenge in 2017.
The ThinkPad x140e is a very interesting little laptop. It has a wider selection of ports than you usually find on an 11" laptop (3 USB, card reader, both VGA and HDMI, and even Ethernet!). Both memory and hard drive are standard parts and can be upgraded, which are unusual on laptops of this size. The CPU and GPU aren't screamers, but they are adequate for general tasks and even some light gaming. (I played Star Wars: The Old Republic on mine. It's slow, even at lowest graphics settings, but it's playable.) It's built like a tank; I haven't dropped mine to test this personally, but the rubber bumper around the screen seems like it would protect against typical falls and the hefty case looks like it would withstand considerable abuse. Like most modern ThinkPads, it has both a TrackPoint and a trackpad for pointing devices; the trackpad is small by modern standards, but it's usable.
There's one notable downfall of this laptop: it's heavy! It's thicker than a typical 11" (over twice as thick as a MacBook Air) and heavier as well, coming in at just shy of four pounds. That's the price you pay for durability, low cost, easily-replaced components, and its large array of ports. Also, in contrast to most ThinkPads, it's sorely lacking in indicator lights—it doesn't even have a caps-lock light, and instead uses an on-screen indicator! Finally, the processor is quad-core, but with four cores that are slow individually; if you're doing something that demands single-core performance, this laptop will have a hard time. (If you're doing anything that really demands performance, this isn't the laptop for you anyway.)
If you want Chromebook price and near-Chromebook size with better-than-Chromebook specs and a full version of Windows, this will do nicely. If you're looking for a legitimate desktop replacement, you want to look elsewhere. Personally, I'm quite pleased with mine, and would recommend the x140e to anybody with light-duty needs.
Yeah it does not have all the bells and whistles but quite frankly I do not use them. I need the basics 90% of the time and have more robust laptop for other stuff. I move around a lot and have destroyed screens on other laptops really like the durability of this model. Came in excellent condition ...wish had newer operating system so had to go back a little on how to do things. Durable, reliable, easy to use...would be great for a kid to use as well.