UPDATE: (Sept 10) These are now in stock.  Click here to buy online.

Digital education demands a special kind of PC. Rugged and durable enough to withstand classroom use, yet versatile enough to support students’ learning needs. You can find it all in the ThinkPad 11e, a laptop specifically engineered for students and their teachers.

Do you need a laptop for back to school and you don’t qualify for the New Brunswick laptop subsidy program? We have something for you!

We are offering a Grade-A, factory refurbished Lenovo Thinkpad for only $379. This laptop exceeds all of the minimum requirements for the school software. It does not qualify for the subsidy program because it is refurbished. We feel this is an unfair policy but there’s not much we can do about it. We sell both new and used computers (for over 25 years!) and our experience has been that refurbished computers actually have fewer problems than new units. Why? New units are only randomly spot checked at the time of assembly whereas refurb units are each thoroughly tested. Want more piece of mind? We offer a 1-year extended warranty on this laptop for $35.

How does our $379 laptop compare to the $600 laptop recommended by the province (and supplied by a Nova Scotia company)? 

Size: Our Thinkpad is 11.6″ vs the Dell’s 13.3″. PRO: Smaller, lighter and easier to carry around. CON: Smaller screen

CPU: Thinkpad is an Intel  I3-6100U at 2.3ghz vs the Dell Celeron 4205U at 1.8gz. PRO The I3 is superior in every way. It is MUCH faster.

RAM: They both have 8GB, no difference.

Hard Drive: Thinkpad has an m.2 192GB SSD vs the Dell 64GB SSD. PRO: Bigger is better. The Dell barely meets the minimum specs and will have no extra space for personal storage.

Passmark CPU Benchmark scores:

Information about the Thinkpad from the Lenovo website:

Rugged Construction

A 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. It can withstand drops of up to 90cm. From hinges to ports, we’ve thought through every detail on how to make the ThinkPad 11e one tough machine.

Tested to Military Specifications

Military-specification testing validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of this laptop. It’s tested against 12 parameters and 23 procedures, such as high pressure, humidity, vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000 ft), low temperature, solar radiation, fungus, and dust.

Focused on Students and Educators

Education software and other integrated apps deliver a rich, intuitive experience for taking notes, annotating pdfs, and more.

All-Day Battery Life

With up to 12 hours battery life, you won’t have to worry about scrambling for a charger in the middle of class.

The Performance You Need

Thin, light, quiet, and versatile. The new 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors – available on select models – deliver great mobile performance, blazing-fast responsiveness, and amazing battery life. This feature-packed processor with built-in security is ready to take your productivity, creativity, and entertainment to the next level. What’s more, by enabling the exciting Windows 10 features, 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors empower you to unleash your imagination and explore the possibilities.

Green Leadership

With the ThinkPad 11e, performance and durability aren’t at odds with environmental responsibility. From thermal management features that reduce power consumption to incorporating post-consumer content, the ThinkPad 11e is a true green leader.