These are some common tools used to work on this device. You might not need every tool for every procedure.
Background and Identification ¶
The ThinkPad X130e was primarily designed to be a low cost system for the education market. While these machines can be purchased by anyone, they are lower spec then other ThinkPads. While most machines are likely to have low end specs, Lenovo does offer "secret" options for volume customers so it may be possible to find a machine with the specs you want.
The main reason for the low specs on many of these is the education market does not need high end machines for general use. Many schools opt to cut back on the specs to save money per computer since most students only use them for basic tasks and Internet access.
The Lenovo Education series is considered "education tough" instead of "business tough". Since many schools keep computers for 5 years (or more), these machines are tougher then your average ThinkPad.
The RAM in these machines largely varies on the budget of the previous owner. It's likely your system will come with a low amount of RAM as these are Education grade ThinkPads, but some machines do come with a reasonable amount of memory.
If your machine came with a small amount of RAM and you wish to upgrade it, they can accept up to 8GB of RAM according to Lenovo. The machine also has 2 RAM slots, which can help reduce the cost of purchasing memory. However, it may be possible to exceed 8GB if your machine has the right processor.
Hard drive ¶
These machines use a 7mm hard drive, and do not accept 9.5mm hard drives. You will need to use a drive that is specifically listed as a 7mm drive or install an SSD.
Video cards ¶
The oboard video your system includes is system board dependent. Intel models use Intel HD Graphics, while AMD models use Radeon D Series graphics.
Lenovo does not offer a dGPU on this machine.