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[CES 2011] Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Steps Up Ultraportable, Ultra-affordable Laptop Performance for Businesses
Another noteworthy computer from Lenovo, the ThinkPad X120e is all we dreamed about, or at least for a few of us, in the smallest package possible. Using the same chassis and design than the X100e, the X120e, a 11.6” laptop, comes with AMD’s latest FUSION APU with the choice of AMD latest Zacate E-240 and E-350 CPU including AMD’s Radeon HD 6310 graphics (APU = CPU + GPU).
As for the battery life, expect something around 6.5h, according to Lenovo, pretty cool for a computer that will start at $399 (MSRP).
“Multimedia elements like audio and video have become important parts of our world, and businesses are embracing this trend in digital content,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, ThinkPad Marketing and Product Operations, Lenovo. “We’ve optimized the ThinkPad X120e to not only give businesses an excellent experience creating and consuming multimedia content, but we’ve also made key improvements to an area that has plagued laptops: battery life.”
The ultraportable ThinkPad X120e is small in stature by design, but it now packs an even more powerful punch for business productivity. Integrating an AMD Fusion E-Series APU gives users 65 percent faster graphics performance1, which speeds up Web searches, page loads and running business applications. At the same time, the ThinkPad X120e gives users longer battery life – up to 30 percent longer – for more than six hours2 and meets Energy Star 5.0 specifications. It also carries the EPEAT Gold rating for its environmental attributes. Additionally, the ThinkPad X120e comes with an HDMI port for projecting content on another monitor or a TV screen.
“Mobile users no longer have to trade battery life for great graphics performance,” said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Division AMP Products Group, AMD. “AMD Fusion APUs allow for thinner, cool-running devices that can last the day and do what’s demanded of today’s professional.”
As compact as it is, the ThinkPad X120e is designed to fit just right for business users who need to balance portability and usability. An 11.6 inch screen and a full-size keyboard give users plenty of room to work comfortably, and the contemporary ThinkPad keyboard features a progressively clean look while retaining the same comfortable feel of the ThinkPad classic keyboard.
Starting under three pounds, the ThinkPad X120e includes WiFi and optional Bluetooth and mobile broadband.
Lenovo offers a portfolio of service and support offerings to protect the ThinkPad X120e and to support IT departments. ThinkPad Protection covers repairs resulting from accidents, drops and spills, while ThinkPlus Priority Support provides 24×7 business-class technical support for IT administrators.
Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad X120e laptop will be available beginning in February through Lenovo business partners and www.lenovo.com. Models start under $400.