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Lenovo ThinkPad X131E 11.5” Chromebook (Refurbished A-Grade)
Convenience and portability are paramount when it comes to the design of the Lenovo ThinkPad X131E. Instead of using a clunky mechanical hard drive, this laptop saves your files via flash memory chips or to your online Google account. The absence of a hard drive keeps the laptop lightweight, compact, and easy to bring just about anywhere.
Cloud-Based Chrome OS
This Chromebook can forego the components that make most laptops bulky and heavy, thanks to its web-based Chrome OS. Rather than store applications and files on a built-in hard drive, Chrome syncs with your pre-existing Google account to store everything, from documents and spreadsheets to MP3 files and video, entirely online. This system not only saves space on your computer; it makes your files accessible from anywhere you can log into your Google account, such as your smartphone.
Solid-State Drive: Speed and Reliability
The built-in solid-state drive (SSD) performs the same duties as a traditional hard-disk drive, but up to 100 times faster. Unlike hard-disk drives, SSDs don’t rely on moving parts to write, store, and retrieve data; instead, they use flash memory chips that can boot up your computer and launch apps in mere seconds. Without the moving parts, SSDs are also lighter, take up less space within your computer, and are less susceptible to damage and data loss from computer bumps.
Stream shows, catch the latest movie trailers, or explore an online video game’s vivid fantasyland in crisp, clear detail. Saturated with about 1 million pixels, the display produces image quality similar to what you’d see on an HDTV with 720p HD resolution. Such sharpness and clarity also make the text on your favorite news and social-media sites clear and easy to read.
Video Chat with Anyone, Anywhere
A built-in webcam can make it feel like people miles away are in the room with you, helping you connect more clearly than with a phone call or email. Collaborate with colleagues in other offices, listen as your niece or nephew rapturously explains their finger painting, or laugh every time your friend’s cat walks across their keyboard.
- Product number: X131E
- Operating system: Chrome OS
- Screen: 11.5” display
- Resolution: 1366x768
- Processor: 1.5GHz Intel Celeron 1007U dual-core
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics
- RAM: 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Storage: 16GB solid-state drive (SSD)
- Optical drive: no
- Webcam: yes
- Audio: built-in stereo speakers with integrated HD audio
- WiFi: yes
- Ports: 3 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 VGA, 1 RJ-45, audio in and out combo
- Weight: 3.92lb.
- Product dimensions: 11.55” (W) x 8.5” (D) x 1.27” (D)
- Condition: refurbished
- Full specifications
- 90-day warranty from Joy Systems
The Lenovo brand name may only be about a decade old, but the company can trace itself to one of the most important technological advances in history: the advent of the personal computer. In 1981, IBM released its first PC, one that would soon set the standard for personal computing around the world. But in the early 2000s, IBM was ready to focus on other types of products, and so Lenovo—a Hong Kong company formed in the mid-1980s—stepped in and bought IBM’s personal computer division, including the iconic Thinkpad. Lenovo’s reach hasn’t stopped with PCs: the company is now a top producer of smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, and servers.