There is a lot packed into this mini laptops. Take ports for example. The X140e has a network jack, HDMI, 2 USB 3.0, VGA and an SD Card reader. With fast Dual Core processor and Windows 10 pre-loaded there is no stopping this tiny powerhouse. Considering that our price includes a one year parts and labor warranty there isn't much to consider. Just add it to your cart while there is still time.
- AMD Dual Core 1.4Ghz CPU
- 11.6" HD WXGA (1366x768) LED Backlight
- 2x USB 3.0 Ports
- HDMI Video
- VGA Video
- 4-in-1 Card Reader
- Windows 10 Home Pre-Installed
The computer was better than I expected. Shipping really surprised me. I order the computer at 3:30 pm on Tuesday and it was delivered by 10 am on Thursday. Standard mail. When I opened it, it was cosmetically perfect, just like a brand new unit. All I had to do was activate Windows 10 and I was good to go. It has met all my expectations so far. It's a rugged, lightweight laptop, with a firm keyboard, which I really enjoy. Thanks for such quick service.
Needed a good small second laptop for everyday carry. This unit is perfect. No noticeable wear, even in the keys. Quick ship, careful packing. All my computer business is staying here with these guys in my home state! I will definitely be a return customer!
All I have to say is this computer is perfect, I love it. It exceeded my expectations. The specks said it had a 160 Gb. hard drive, well it has a 320 Gb. hard drive in it. The battery runs for 5 hours, so the battery is good also. It looks like new, no dings scratches on the case. I did do a clean up. I took off the bottom cover and blew out the CPU fan. It had a slight coating of dust on it. That was all. It did have a smell when it got hot but that lasted about 3 days of use and now is gone. I do recommend it to anyone who needs a small windows laptop. Just make sure you have your reading glasses. The type is small but readable. The screen is crisp and clear.
One happy customer:
Bought this Refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad! Received in no time ! So far it's doing what it's supposed to do.! Surprised to feel how heavy it is for a small laptop...but so far I like it!!.!!!
I received my laptop fast and I'm so happy with it. The price is amazing and the laptop is just what I needed. I will recommend discount electronics to everyone.
Ordered the Laptop with the Windows 10 Upgrade from 8. Came with a sheet saying how to activate windows 10. Had to find a 25 digit code on laptop, which did not exist. checked the windows 10 on the unit and it showed as activated. Guess Discount Electronics guys activated it when they loaded it. Wish they had not included that sheet which had me running in circles for a while.
The unit is excellent with the exception that the print is a little small on the screen. Probably to be expected because of the small screen. I will see if I can adjust the size with Windows 10. Even though I have only had it a few days, I am so far very pleased.
I'm overall very pleased with this little laptop. That said, I would not call it an 'ultrabook' due to thickness and weight, and it's clearly more of an industrial-strength, 'education market' item. What's remarkable about this laptop is that it has the internals of laptops coating 3x-4x more; the only exception is the AMD CPU, but it's no slouch.
Pros: superb battery life, great keyboard, bullet-proof build quality, very good USB support (2x 3.0, 1x 2.0; 2.0 port can be powered while off, so useful as a giant power bank (can be enabled / disabled in BIOS), HDMI *and* VGA outputs, and dedicated graphics.
Cons: somewhat chunky and heavy for a modern laptop in the 12" screen category, no keyboard backlight (also lacking Lenovo's alternate LED 'lamp'), very difficult to get working with Linux.
Be particularly cautioned if you want to run Linux on the x140e. Some distros may go smoother than others, but the Broadcom wifi (BCM43228) and Realtek Ethernet (RTL8111/8168/8411) chipsets are known to be difficult. I chose CentOS 7 for its combo of Enterprise Linux foundation and long-term support model. The only way to get wifi working was is to copy Broadcom's proprietary source tarball to the laptop via USB stick and build it there. I still don't have Ethernet working, which is a rare Linux challenge in 2017.
The ThinkPad x140e is a very interesting little laptop. It has a wider selection of ports than you usually find on an 11" laptop (3 USB, card reader, both VGA and HDMI, and even Ethernet!). Both memory and hard drive are standard parts and can be upgraded, which are unusual on laptops of this size. The CPU and GPU aren't screamers, but they are adequate for general tasks and even some light gaming. (I played Star Wars: The Old Republic on mine. It's slow, even at lowest graphics settings, but it's playable.) It's built like a tank; I haven't dropped mine to test this personally, but the rubber bumper around the screen seems like it would protect against typical falls and the hefty case looks like it would withstand considerable abuse. Like most modern ThinkPads, it has both a TrackPoint and a trackpad for pointing devices; the trackpad is small by modern standards, but it's usable.
There's one notable downfall of this laptop: it's heavy! It's thicker than a typical 11" (over twice as thick as a MacBook Air) and heavier as well, coming in at just shy of four pounds. That's the price you pay for durability, low cost, easily-replaced components, and its large array of ports. Also, in contrast to most ThinkPads, it's sorely lacking in indicator lights—it doesn't even have a caps-lock light, and instead uses an on-screen indicator! Finally, the processor is quad-core, but with four cores that are slow individually; if you're doing something that demands single-core performance, this laptop will have a hard time. (If you're doing anything that really demands performance, this isn't the laptop for you anyway.)
If you want Chromebook price and near-Chromebook size with better-than-Chromebook specs and a full version of Windows, this will do nicely. If you're looking for a legitimate desktop replacement, you want to look elsewhere. Personally, I'm quite pleased with mine, and would recommend the x140e to anybody with light-duty needs.
Yeah it does not have all the bells and whistles but quite frankly I do not use them. I need the basics 90% of the time and have more robust laptop for other stuff. I move around a lot and have destroyed screens on other laptops really like the durability of this model. Came in excellent condition ...wish had newer operating system so had to go back a little on how to do things. Durable, reliable, easy to use...would be great for a kid to use as well.