Lenovo has rolled out some new ThinkPad machines that are aimed at use in schools. Since they are designed to be used by kids in the education environment, they are designed to be rugged. The new machines include the ThinkPad Yoga 11e and the ThinkPad 11e.
Both machines are optimized for K-12 students and are the same device in different form factors. The Yoga is a multimode device that can be used in four positions for comfort including laptop, tablet, tent, and stand. Both machines share the same hardware including an 11.6-inch LED backlit screen.
The screen has an anti-glare coating and the Yoga 11e also has touch capability. Both of the devices are powered by Intel processors and have LEDs to indicate connectivity, power, and sleep. The ThinkPad devices run the Windows operating system.
Lenovo isn't giving up some of the details on the machines. For instance, we don’t know how much RAM or storage space are inside. Since these are to be machines for education use, they likely have modest specs with some level of customization of hardware available. The price also suggests modest specs with the machines starting at $449. There will also be Chromebook versions of both models starting at $349.