Lenovo launches laptops and desktops for students

Personal computer maker Lenovo along with chip maker Intel has launched a range of student-centric personal computers - the Lenovo Classmate + and ThinkCentre TINY.

ThinKCentre TINY is a desktop which consumes 40 per cent less energy. Prices vary depending on the configuration.

The new PCs offer students, teachers and administrators more ruggedness with new durability features like greater spill resistance, affordability, and battery life up to 10 hours, Lenovo said in a release.

The laptop, Lenovo Classmate +, also features Intel's Learning Series software suite for using the e-reader, web camera and digital writing features, the statement said.

''The new range of products will aid students with easy access to class materials and other resources that expand the classroom virtually beyond the school walls for a more dynamic learning experience,'' Lenovo said.

"The education industry is rapidly evolving to become more student-centric and this is an opportune time for solution providers to leverage this opportunity. Currently, education vertical contributes 15 per cent and this would be 20 per cent in the next few years," Lenovo India executive director (commercial business) Rahul Agarwal said.