Lenovo releases 100e Chromebook Gen 4 and new services and software for teachers and students

Lenovo™ announced at Bett UK new solutions that will expand the portfolio of hardware, software and services designed for teachers and students: the Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 4 laptop, but also new services and software that enable a personalized and secure learning process.

Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 4.

Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 4

The Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 4 laptop is fast with enhanced security features, powered by an Intel® N-Series processor. The ChromeOS platform gives students the tools they need both in and out of the classroom. The laptop weighs approximately 1.5 kg and provides up to 12 hours of battery life. The 11.6-inch clamshell design and optional touch screen allow for school activities as well as collaboration and research sessions.

Lenovo's DuraSpec and MIL-SPEC 810H equipment testing methods for the educational environment certify that the Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 4 is designed to withstand shocks, accidental drops, and spills. The new and easy-to-maintain keyboard, with a design that offers more privacy, can withstand accidental spills of up to 360ml. In addition, reinforced ports and hinges, as well as rubber bumpers, provide a superior degree of strength.

The Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 4 is well protected inside. Additional security features can be added to the device thanks to ThinkShield's portfolio of security solutions (sold separately), which include Absolute® for device tracking, assessment and management, and SentinelOne®, which provides end-to-end security through artificial intelligence, with actions real-time prevention, detection and response against both known and new malware strains.

Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 4.

Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 4.

Other security features offered by ChromeOS include sandboxing, safe browsing, and the Google-designed Titan C security chip, along with regular automatic security updates that happen in the background.

Customers have several support options that can be added to Lenovo education hardware (sold separately).

Lenovo Education Support – Standardized, cost-effective support that includes prioritized services such as spare parts and express pick-up services, priority repair and return services, with convenient scheduling and 24/7/365 after-hours support of school through a call center, but also remote troubleshooting services.

Protection provided by Safeware – Accidental damage protection with no limit on the number of repairs covered by Safeware®, plus protective cases from InfoCase®.

UV printing and laser engraving – PC fleet personalization and factory protection with distinctive laser engraving or high-quality color UV printing.

Services and software solutions for the educational environment

Through the Lenovo Chrome Education bundles, customers have access to several software solutions with Lenovo hardware equipment. Lenovo's education packages include the Chrome Education Upgrade, which enables schools to create educational environments for students, teachers and teaching staff with advanced management, security and support capabilities. The LanSchool Classroom Management suite includes software for device management, monitoring and protection, communication and screen sharing, and the NetFilter cloud solution provides Internet content filtering, protection and alerting capabilities against unauthorized recording of typing activity through intelligence artificial.

Through Lenovo EdTech Consulting Services schools are supported in the process of strategic innovation by identifying and implementing the right technologies that respond to ever-changing educational needs and that focus on student outcomes.

To meet the challenges teachers face when adopting new technologies in the classroom, Lenovo's professional development services focus on developing teachers' digital competencies and instructional design skills. Lenovo partners with leading educational consultants such as Tablet Academy to provide consulting services.

The collaboration with Tablet Academy has expanded over the years and currently includes 48 markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In the US market, Lenovo partners with Education Elements to provide both strategic consulting and professional development services. Education Elements is nationally recognized for its expertise in strategic planning, leadership development and professional development focused on personalized instruction and blended learning.

Educators around the world are looking for resources to better prepare students for the careers of the future, and Lenovo supports the Intel® Skills for Innovation Initiative (SFI) and its mission to integrate technology into classroom learning. The initiative provides teachers with professional development resources to help them become promoters of technology-based learning experiences and facilitators in building the skills of the future.

Lenovo, the only global OEM partner to design content specifically for SFI, offers six new technology-focused core packages for the educational environment. These educational kits include: modeling more sustainable cities, designing the laptop of the future, designing racing motorcycles based on Lenovo's collaboration with Ducati Corse, and using supercomputers to model DNA in cancer research.

Price and availability

The Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 4 will be available globally in select markets starting in the first quarter of 2024, starting at $289.