rubber bumper around the top cover absorbs the force of side bumps. The
corners are 50 percent stronger, to reduce damage when dropped at an
angle. The bezel is thicker, to protect the LCD panel, and a stronger
rear cover reduces accidental LCD damage. The hinges and brackets have
been strengthened, to last 50,000 cycles and to withstand more force to
the cover. Reinforced ports and a reduced gap between anchored keys help
prevent accidental damage from a bored child's exploring fingers. This
is one tough machine.
testing validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of ThinkPad
products by testing against eight parameters: high pressure, humidity,
vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000
ft), low temperature, and dust.
ThinkVantage Active Protection System (APS)
models with traditional hard drives, an accelerometer detects movement
and stops the drive when a fall or similar event is detected. Rubber
mounts are used for the hard disk drive (rather than rails) and the HDD
connector is not rigidly attached to the board, so the connector absorbs
shock and impact and protects against system damage.
Fast Data Transfer
data between the 11e and other devices quickly with USB 3.0 — it's 10
times faster than previous USB technologies and backward-compatible with
Stereo Speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™
suite of audio technologies enables your ThinkPad to deliver a crisp,
clear surround sound experience over its built-in stereo speakers. The
technology increases audio clarity for VoIP applications, maximizes
volume output without distortion, and improves dialogue clarity when
watching videos. Enjoy an immersive surround sound experience whether
listening to a lecture or kicking back with a movie
Powered USB Port
Enjoy the benefits of an always-on port, charging your USB devices without having to turn on your laptop.
For easy connection to a television or other display.