This new ThinkPad from Lenovo has a robust, impact-resistant construction that should survive more drops and tumbles than you average laptop and put you in mind of those semi-rugged devices complete with rubberised bumpers; which are quite clearly aimed at careless kids. All the standard ports and docks are represented on this compact 11-incher with an ever-so-slightly compromised processing speed in favour of improved battery life.
Looks-wise this device may not win any awards and you can’t get help but notice the sluggish performance; despite the trade-off with the improved battery life.
This Lenovo can’t match what faster laptops and ultrabooks offer; but it is notably cheaper, so it’s a case of getting what you pay for, as is so often the case in the world of the laptop.
The bottom line: Great for school age audience. Built like a tank. A fair all round package.