A rubber bumper around the top cover absorbs the force of bumps to the side of the system. The corners are 33-percent stronger, to reduce damage when dropped at an angle. The bezel is thicker, to protect the LED panel. The hinges and brackets have been strengthened, to last 50,000 cycles and to withstand more force to the cover. Recessed ports and a reduced gap between keys help prevent accidental damage from a bored child's exploring fingers. This is one tough machine.
Military-specification testing validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of ThinkPad products by testing against eight parameters: high pressure, humidity, vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000 ft), low temperature, and dust.
ThinkVantage Active Protection System (APS)
For models with traditional hard drives, an accelerometer detects movement and stops the drive when a fall or similar event is detected. Rubber mounts are used for the hard disk drive (rather than rails) and the HDD connector is not rigidly attached to the board, so the connector absorbs shock and impact and protects against system damage.
Award-Winning Keyboard Further Enhanced for Windows 8
Full-sized and spill-resistant, the legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device. And now it's optimized for Windows 8 with convenient multimedia buttons, LED status indicators, Function-lock capability, and immediate access to view apps. Plus, a larger, smooth TrackPad with 5-point click integration — indicated by subtle bumps and stripes — can be configured multiple ways through Settings.
The X140e is available in black or with a unique red cover.
Fast Data Transfer
Move data between the X140e and other devices quickly with USB 3.0 — it's up to 10 times faster than previous USB technologies and backward-compatible with USB 2.0.
Integrated HD Webcam
The low-light-sensitive, 720p HD webcam with face-tracking, plus dual digital-array microphones, will help you enjoy web conferences or online video chats like you’re really there.
Stereo Speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™
This suite of audio technologies enables your ThinkPad to deliver a crisp, clear surround sound experience over its built-in stereo speakers. The technology increases audio clarity for VoIP applications, maximizes volume output without distortion, and improves dialogue clarity when watching videos. Enjoy an immersive surround sound experience whether listening to a lecture or kicking back with a movie.
Powered USB Port
Enjoy the benefits of an always-on port, charging your USB devices without having to turn on your laptop.
For easy connection to a television or other display.
Power Manager Software
Lenovo's exclusive technology intuitively limits the energy drain of idle processes and provides an extra surge of energy when needed most, stretching your system's unplugged run-time to the max.
Many customers still require a VGA port for projector connections in classrooms, and native VGA means no dongles for them to buy/lose/replace.