updated 09:45 pm EST, Tue December 20, 2011
Company misses December 20 promise
Lenovo has reportedly delayed its launch plans for the ThinkPad X130e, the upgraded flagship X-series mini notebook that was first introduced several weeks ago. The supply hiccup appears to be limited to individual purchases, suggesting the device, which is geared for schools, may have been met with strong demand from educational institutions.
The device centers around an 11.6-inch display that builds upon its predecessor by adding a stronger bezel and hinge system. The company also upgraded to a 1.65GHz AMD E-450 processor, while providing an option for Intel's Core i3 2367U chip or a 1.3GHz AMD E-300 CPU.
The X130e is expected to ship to individual buyers sometime in February, with prices starting at $469.