An Introduction to the X100e
The keystone to the 2014 Initiative is placing a portable computer in the hands of our high school students. Last year, after reviewing many candidate machines from several different vendors, South Harrison chose Lenovo's X100e for the freshman class. The X100e is produced to bridge the gap between the lightweight and low powered netbook and the traditional powerful but heavy laptop. It will remain with the class of '14 through their senior year.
The X100e is a sturdy design with plenty of memory and hard drive space and a screen that is larger than today's netbooks. The keyboard is also nearly full-sized which is difficult to find in a netbook as well. There are several features that are in-line with the trend of designing portable computers for an online environment. Like a netbook, the X100e has limited storage options and the traditional floppy drive and CD/DVD drive are noticeably absent, but it does have a memory card reader. To aid communication the X100e has a built-in microphone and camera.