Great for mobile web-surfing, word processing, or text editing.
26 June 2013
Summary: WHY BUY? I bought this for the online math and accelerated reading our school requires, and also for the family to do some web-surfing without needing to pull out the main machine. I also wanted something for mobile web-surfing in coffee shops. THE GOOD: Like most Lenovos, the x130e is a well-built, solid-feeling machine with a very good (nearly full-size) keyboard and a fairly good trackpad.
Summary: I am a recovering Dell uesr, by way of Asus, and now finally home!!! I love this computer, so little with a full size keyboard and about 3 pounds of power. I am surprised by the negative reviews. It's quick, boots up pretty fast, and it is the perfect size for life on the road. I have large hands and I manage just fine with the keyboard, and I appreciate the 11.6" screen when compared with a tablet or 10" netbook screen. This one seems so much larger.
I like the computer, but beware of the seller's misleading description
11 June 2013
Summary: These are actually great little computers. I bought one at a super discount last fall and it has been a rockstar. However, it got the H20 virus and I needed a replacement asap to get some important project files off the drive. I found this one. The title says "2GB RAM" but the description says "8GB RAM." I asked an Amazon rep to clarify the actual equipment and she confirmed it shipped with 8GB of RAM. When the computer arrived it only had 2GB RAM.
Summary: Love this laptop. You can see the thought in design of this little laptop. It's almost bulletproof and performancewise it is outstanding. The 11.6" screen makes this big enough for real use... It has Windows 7 Professional so no dealing with an unfamiliar "Metro" interface (Windows 8) . I highly recommend this laptop.
Summary: I'll keep this simple. This computer is amazing for students and has an unbelievable battery life. I ordered a refurbished model, and it came in such good shape I had to really look to tell what had been repaired. It appears to have fallen and the side of the chassis was cracked. It was fixed so well that I could barely see where they had glued the chassis back together and it appears they even used a color matched glue.
Fast, Great Audio paired with headphones, Awesome for school! Buy SSD.
31 March 2013
Summary: Pro's * Great Sound Board (Audio is amazing when paired with headphones) * Lenovo's upper track-pad is wonderful once you adjust to it. * Great battery life (paired mine with a Samsung SSD 40 Pro) 3 Hours of youtube podcasts and web surfing and my battery is at 78%! * HDMI video out * Lenovo software is actually very useful (Driver updater! and Advanced power manger!) and the bloatware is at a minimum if any at all.
Summary: I figured, rather than settle for a high end tablet which looks pretty but bottom line has only 1/3 as much versatility and capability as a laptop, I'd go ahead and drop the half grand for this baby. Liked right out of the box...super sturdy/solid/durable, which explains its hefty weight despite its small size (it was designed for the K-12 classroom environment of hard knocks)...feels just as heavy as my 15.6" Thinkpad T520!