Wednesday, February 23rd 2011

Lenovo's AMD Fusion Powered ThinkPad Starts Shipping

Lenovo made its AMD Brazos platform-based ThinkPad X120e available to buyers. One of the first ThinkPad laptops using AMD processors, the X120e uses a 11.6-inch form-factor, and is driven by either an AMD E-240 Fusion single-core, or E-350 dual-core accelerated processing unit, AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 2, 3, or 4 GB of DDR3 memory, WiFi a/b/g/n, and optional 3G HSDPA, Bluetooth 3.0. Storage options include 5400 or 7200 RPM hard drives, while battery options include 3-cell standard, or 6-cell. Windows 7 Home Premium is standard, but Windows 7 Professional can be opted for. Available in a variety of configurations, the ThinkPad X120e base models start at US $399 and $449.
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16 Comments on Lenovo's AMD Fusion Powered ThinkPad Starts Shipping

#1
Necrofire
And this is why I should have waited to get a new laptop after mine died just before black friday :
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#2
.Tk
I can't wait for the x120e to come to S.A., already sold my old x100e in order to make this upgrade.
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#3
Completely Bonkers
I do wish IBM would ditch the "nipple" and the extra set of buttons associated with it. The nipple is so 1990's, completely out of date and out of place on a modern netbook. They could really clean up it's look and get rid of the HUGE thinkpad logo on the side too. NOBODY and I mean NOBODY is going to think more highly of it, and be more likely to buy it, because of that logo.

Technically, IBM have a great design team. But the product engineers who design the final look? Throw them to the lions.
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#4
Thefumigator
all Thinkpads since early 90s to date look the same, is part of the tradition.

Love it or hate it... but in my opinion I love it. I think the ideapads looks way more modern.
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pr0n Inspector
by: Completely Bonkers
I do wish IBM would ditch the "nipple" and the extra set of buttons associated with it. The nipple is so 1990's, completely out of date and out of place on a modern netbook. They could really clean up it's look and get rid of the HUGE thinkpad logo on the side too. NOBODY and I mean NOBODY is going to think more highly of it, and be more likely to buy it, because of that logo.

Technically, IBM have a great design team. But the product engineers who design the final look? Throw them to the lions.
It's lenovo. You won't find IBM quality here.
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#7
dir_d
that is one sexy machine i wish i could order these for the folks that travel at work, sadly enough we buy mainly through dell and they only have the crappy atoms right now.
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#9
micksh
HP dm1z was on sale on Thursday. Got one for $352.
6-cell battery, 3GB RAM, 7200rpm hdd, bluetooth.
This Lenovo will cost $619 in the same configuration.
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#10
.Tk
by: micksh
HP dm1z was on sale on Thursday. Got one for $352.
6-cell battery, 3GB RAM, 7200rpm hdd, bluetooth.
This Lenovo will cost $619 in the same configuration.
Nice sense of justice. You're comparing a consumer (HP dm1z) to a business model (ThinkPad x120e).
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#11
Cheeseball
Uhm, they have the same parts, so getting the HP would be a bigger bargain than getting the X120e, unless you need the HSDPA modem. :P
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#12
Completely Bonkers
by: pr0n Inspector
It's lenovo. You won't find IBM quality here.
Is that true? Now that lenovo has taken over IBM laptops business (actually quite a long time ago, seemed like yesterday but was more like 5 yrs ago), have they let quality standards slip? Thanks for the tip-off.
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#14
Melvis
by: Completely Bonkers
Is that true? Now that lenovo has taken over IBM laptops business (actually quite a long time ago, seemed like yesterday but was more like 5 yrs ago), have they let quality standards slip? Thanks for the tip-off.
Im not sure on that, my gf has a lenovo and its way better made/quality then my acer is thats for sure, i like it.

by: Steevo
I want
+1
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#15
Steevo
I have been using Toshiba for a few years. Never had a problem other than some of our software requires the use of serial ports, so PCMCIA cards it is.
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Melvis
by: Steevo
I have been using Toshiba for a few years. Never had a problem other than some of our software requires the use of serial ports, so PCMCIA cards it is.
Yea i see Toshiba laptops and they seem to be pretty good all round, but id like to get into Lenovo's and see how they are these days.
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