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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (Intel, Heatwave Red)

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Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (Intel, Heatwave Red)

#1 Post by Techno Pride » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:23 pm

Red x131e. Got this to replace a dead Acer netbook.

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This's the Intel i3-2367M version with 7x series chipset and USB 3.0 support. Strangely, Lenovo chose to stick with a Sandy Bridge chip. A Russian review site already reviewed an x131e with i5 Ivy Bridge some time back.

Intel's site says the processor can address up to 16GB DDR3-1333 RAM. I took a chance and purchased a 8GB SODIMM. Kingston KVR16S11/8, 8GB PC3-12800 CL11. The little tubby booted right up and reported 12GB (4 + 8) total.

Have already torn off the stickers. Think there was too much friction involved. There's a small bright spot on the palmrest. :evil:

BTW, I'm using a cheap US$9 ebay sleeve. The width is perfect for the X131e. Should fit the Edge E130/135 as well.
Sleeve Bag Soft Case for IBM ThinkPad E220S X220 X220i X220T X220IT | eBay

Took out the bundled harddrive and backed up all 3 partitions using Acronis True Image Home 2011.

Cloned the MBR and Windows7_OS partition onto a Samsung 830 128gb. Works great.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (Intel, Heatwave Red)

#2 Post by DaKKS » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:21 pm

And how much do they want for one of these things?

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (Intel, Heatwave Red)

#3 Post by Cola » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:55 pm

Hmm, is the X131e the newest model? Seems weird to me that it has got a windows 8 logo on the windows button, but a Windows 7 sticker on the machine itself. :shock:

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (Intel, Heatwave Red)

#4 Post by DaKKS » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:38 am

Cola wrote:Hmm, is the X131e the newest model? Seems weird to me that it has got a windows 8 logo on the windows button, but a Windows 7 sticker on the machine itself. :shock:
Downgrade. If it shipped with 7, it'll have a 7 sticker.

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Re: Lenovo ThinkPad X131e (Intel, Heatwave Red)

#5 Post by Techno Pride » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:45 am

Got this for US$620+. This's fast approaching the X230 pricing, I know. I simply wanted the red i3 model.

If you camp patiently at http://outlet.lenovo.com, you might be able to score a Celeron model for < US$350.

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