Lenovo ThinkPad X140e is the successor to the immensely popular Thinkpad X131e and X130e. It will be made available very soon in the American and European markets with choice of either Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS or Windows 8.1 operating systems. We suggest getting the cheaper Ubuntu version and then putting windows 8.1 on it (if you have the OS with you, of course). You can get the drivers from company’s website.
Lenovo ThinkPad X140e Specs
On the left of the laptop, you will find a VGA port, 2x USB 3.0 ports, LAN, and headphone / microphone jack combo. On the right, you will find Kensington lock, power port, another USB port, HDMI and SD card slot. Like other Thinkpad laptops, the Lenovo Thinkpad X140e is very robust and certified to military standards (MIL-SPEC). Its hard drive is equipped with accelerometer to detect motion and shock. The keyboard is spill resistant. Lenovo is pushing very hard for schools and universities to start offering it.
Lenovo ThinkPad X140e Price
It will retail between $500-550, depending on the configuration, which is a fair price for a machine with AMD A4-5000 1.5 GHz processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard disk. Port selection include 2x USB 3.0 and 1x USB 2.0 port. For outputting the display, you get HDMI and VGA ports.Right now, the X131e is retailing at $499 on Amazon.