Lenovo x131e review
Lenovo x131e: two years later – does it still work?
Negative: The palmrest and touchpad are both very small. Single review, accessible online, Medium, Date: August 23, 2012 Observation Intel HD Graphics 4000: Graphics card used in high-end Ivy Bridge processors. Different clock speeds are available in different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core), resulting in different performance.
In Q2 2012, the 3317U is an Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU. It has a 1.7-2.6 GHz core clock and an HD 4000 GPU (350 – 1050 MHz). TDP is rated at 17 watts.» More detail can be found in our Mobile Processor Comparison.
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Lenovo is a company that makes computers. Lenovo (pronounced “Le” as in “legend” and “novo” as in “new”) started as a Chinese computer trading company in 1984. Following the acquisition of IBM’s PC division in 2005, the company became China’s largest laptop manufacturer in 2004 and the fourth largest worldwide in 2005. Aside from desktops and notebooks, the company also makes displays, projectors, servers, and other electronic devices.
Lenovo thinkpad x131e chromebook 11.6″ led intel
Lenovo is launching a new laptop model this week that is designed especially for students who want to develop their technical skills. The ThinkPad X131e is a laptop computer with a tough exterior and a powerful interior. For your engine, you can choose between Intel Core and Celeron processors or AMD E-Series APUs, and Dolby Advanced Audio will provide sound support.
This computer has an 11.6-inch display and weights just 3.5 pounds, making it easy to carry. In terms of internal specifications, it seems that this laptop would be similar to a netbook than an ultrabook – but you decide. The monitor has a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution across its lovely LCD face, and it comes preloaded with Windows 7.
For you Lenovo hardcore fans, this computer comes with a chiclet keyboard, trackpad, and pointing stick, as well as 8GB of RAM. Up top, there’s a 720p video camera, a maximum HDD capacity of 500 GB, a maximum SSD capacity of 128 GB, and a multi-card reader. One USB 2.3 port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an ethernet port are all included. There’s even a full-sized HDMI port available!
Lenovo thinkpad x131e chromebook first look & unboxing
Netbooks may have had their five minutes of fame, but Lenovo seems to believe the genre has life left in it. The Lenovo X131e, the successor to the X130e, which ran AMD’s Zacate platform, has been spotted in specs by Netbook News. The X131e appears to be fitted with the latest Brazos 2.0 APU, which includes either an E1-1200 or E2-1800 CPU as well as upgraded Radeon HD 73xx graphics. There will be an optical ULV Core i3 alternative, just like the X130e.
The 11.6-inch notebook’s design hasn’t changed much: it still has a 1366×768 panel, although the specifications and port selection have been modified. A dual-core E1-1200 clocked at 1.4GHz or an E2-1800 clocked at 1.7GHz will be available. The E1-1200 will have an HD 7310 GPU, while the E2-1800 will have an HD 7340 GPU with slightly faster clock speeds and turbo boost mode. Both options are said to have a TDP of 18W. A Sandy Bridge Core i3 ULV CPU with the integrated HD 3000 GPU will also be available as an option.
The X131e supports up to 8GB of RAM, though speeds are increased to 1600Mhz from 1333Mhz. In addition to the single USB 2.0 port, Ethernet jack, VGA port, and 4-in-1 card reader, the notebook has two USB 3.0 ports and HDMI v1.4. A 320/500GB 5400/7200RPM hard drive or a 128GB SSD are available as hard drive options. The whole thing weights 3.92 pounds, and the 6-cell battery has an 8.5-hour runtime rating.
It’s an i3 (2nd gen) with 4GB RAM and a 320GB hard drive, all of which I’ll update. I’ll be using it primarily for Visual Studio C# web creation, as well as iOS and Android development in a MacOS virtual machine. What a huge blunder it was to invest in such an outdated scheme. Sorry, but lightweight laptops with TrackPoints are my weakness. There aren’t many reviews for the i3 version; the majority of them are for the Chromebook (Celeron) or AMD models.
MacOS VM is a virtual machine that operates on Mac OS X.
This is a mistake in and of itself. If I understand you right, MacOS as a client virtual machine would most likely be your biggest headache. For a few years, I’ve been running VS2012 and VS2013 in parallel with a WinXP virtual machine (VMware) on an i3-2310M with 6GB of RAM, and I’ve never had any problems. It couldn’t compete with an i7, but it sufficed as a laptop. An i3 Sandy Bridge should be sufficient for most non-intensive tasks on its own. I don’t think the i3 would be a major issue with more RAM and an SSD.
Thank you for your feedback, asbath. I will have to rethink running Mac OS in a virtual machine, even though I’ve done it successfully on other (much faster) machines. With this model, I was extremely fortunate. First and foremost, it is in good condition. At the very least, I expected a slew of stickers and gunk to have to be removed. Except for a tiny sticky area where the Lenovo asset tag was removed, it’s spotless. Second, it’s an Ivy Bridge (which isn’t that much better than a Sandy Bridge) running at 1.9GHz, while I was expecting 1.6GHz, indicating that it was an improved model. Finally, a 3G wireless card was included! This was something I had intended to purchase. Unfortunately, I received one of the two cellular modems that this model accepts, which is stuck on 3G HSPA instead of LTE. When I purchased my LTE iPad from Fido, I got a great deal on 3GB of data per month for $15. As a result, I’ll use the SIM here. I may have two 4GB DDR3 sticks lying around, so I could upgrade the RAM for free. I’m pleased with it.