RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 12, 2012 – Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced availability of the Intel® Learning Series software, an acclaimed education solution, on the Lenovo ThinkPad X130e and L Series laptops. Designed for one-to-one eLearning and classrooms around the world, the software provides a collaborative, fun, safe and user-friendly tool for teachers, IT administration, parents and students.
“Teachers and students need functional, secure and reliable computing technology for individual learning environments,” said Michael Schmedlen, director, worldwide education, Lenovo. “By combining our innovative ThinkPad laptops specifically designed for education with Intel’s Education Software we’re giving teachers and students dynamic tools that maximize knowledge, are highly intuitive to use and keep students focused.”
“Intel and Lenovo share a commitment to improving the student experience around the world,” said Larry Carr, Director of Education Alliance, EMPG, Intel. “As schools decide which technology will debut in their classrooms this fall, IT administrators and decision makers can rely on the proven value of Intel Learning Series Software and Lenovo’s classroom-ready ThinkPad laptops for the ideal learning experience.”
See the Difference in Learning
The comprehensive classroom-ready features and capabilities offered by the Learning Series software include LabCam, a touch-optimized application consisting of six easy-to-use scientific inquiry tools leveraging the camera in different ways, allowing students to analyze the visual data present in their photos and videos. McAfee® AntiVirus, included with a 5 year license, offers proactive protection to keep users’ digital lives more secure.
The WebCam Companion enables media capture and management, noise filtering, digital archiving and annotation. Additionally, an optimized e-reader supports multiple formats and annotation, making it easier to keep track of notes in one central location as they read. Teachers can remotely assist students as needed and assess work in real-time, providing valuable feedback while the student learns. The software also helps teachers organize lesson plans and student work in one central location for easy access.
Outside of the classroom, parents have the option of setting up the software as a simple management tool to keep track of homework and grade assessment from home. While in use, the software automatically changes students’ access policies based on their location, customizing the learning environment to best suit a home or classroom environment. The simplified infrastructure makes it easy to deploy on multiple laptops and improves recovery, backup and restore functions to mitigate loss of data or information.
Smart Hardware for Smart Students – ThinkPad X130e and L Series
Lenovo designed the ThinkPad X130e laptop with the toughest school environments in mind. With a rubber bumper around the top cover and reinforced corners, keyboard, bezel, hinges and ports, the X130e provides students and administrators a functional, reliable laptop that can easily handle a bustling environment. The ThinkPad L Series laptops, especially environmentally-responsible devices built using the most post-consumer recycled content of any ThinkPad, boasts low energy consumption. The laptops feature a hotkey for quick webcam and audio access so students can link up for group projects within the Intel Software Series in just one click.
Pricing and Availability1
The ThinkPad X130e laptop with the Intel Learning Series Software Stack is now available in North America through Lenovo business partners starting at $549.
The ThinkPad L Series laptops with the Intel Learning Series Software Stack will be available in early June through Lenovo business partners starting at approximately $879.
Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) is a $US21 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries, and the world’s second-largest PC vendor. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.
1 Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.