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Durability defined: Lenovo’s ThinkPad Yoga 11e reviewed
3.7Overall Score

Price (RRP): $1539
Manufacturer: Lenovo

If you’re a little worried about what the kids might do to a cheap laptop, it might be time to consider something made to withstand their school life.

Bringing it back to what machines were like when the government was still paying for them (grumble now), Lenovo’s ThinkPad Yoga 11e packs in features more like today in a body that was once designed for the needs of students.

Or in other words, it was made to survive tumbles, falls, and drops.

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Specs

A computer that can survive tumbles, falls, and drops still needs to be a computer, and for that, we turn to the specs.

On paper, Lenovo’s ThinkPad Yoga 11e Generation 2 — which is officially what this is called — is interesting, bringing to mind the hardware design of the Apple MacBook to a slightly more durable form-factor.

You’ll find one of Intel’s fifth-generation Core M processors here, set to a rather low 800MHz, though paired with 4GB RAM and a 192GB solid-state drive.

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 Home arrives on this box, as does an extra input device, with Lenovo delivering its “WriteIt” Active Pen in the package, attachable to the computer by way of a small USB mountable clip.

Connections on the computer are decent for a 2015 computer, which this technically classes as, and you’ll find 802.11ac WiFi with support for 802.11a/b/g/n, while Bluetooth is set to version 4.0.

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Wired ports are found in the form of one USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, a single HDMI port, an Ethernet port, the typical 3.5mm headset jack, and an SD card slot.

There’s even a web cam here, though it only measures up to 720p HD.

The battery inside is rated up to 8.1 hours and is not removable.

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