Thursday, January 26th 2012

Lenovo ThinkPad X130e Laptop Now Available for Order

Initially set for a December 20th roll-out, the student-friendly ThinkPad X130e 11.6-inch laptop has now found its way to Lenovo's online shop and where it's awaiting orders (actual shipments start on February 9).

The X130e features a durable construction (rubber bumper around top cover, extra-tough bezel, hinges, keyboard and ports), it runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and packs an Intel or AMD processor, an LED-backlit (1366 x 768) display, integrated graphics, up to 8 GB of RAM, up to a 500 GB hard drive (or a 128 GB SSD), Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, optional Bluetooth and mobile broadband, and a 6-cell battery allowing for up to 8 hours of operation.

Currently Lenovo is offering two base configurations for this machine, one priced at $429, with an AMD E-300 (1.3 GHz) APU, 4 GB of RAM and a 250 GB HDD, and one costing $549 that boasts an Intel Core i3-2367M (1.4 GHz) CPU, 4 GB of RAM and a 250 GB HDD. Both are available here.
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14 Comments on Lenovo ThinkPad X130e Laptop Now Available for Order

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
If i remember correctly. the X120e had a E-350.

Why cant the X130e's be kitted out with an E-450???

HP have already did the same with their DM1/DM1Z series so why cant Lenovo??? One should think it would be real easy.

This is more like going backwards then forwards.
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#2
robertc
by: FreedomEclipse
Why cant the X130e's be kitted out with an E-450???
You mean like this one?
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#3
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
They're cheaper I take it and the intended use doesn't really require that much. The e-300 is the new low end model (like the e-240 was the old one.)

I think this look really good anyway.

EDIT: robertc had an answer before I clicked "post". :)
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#4
robertc
Heh. Good option instead of a netbook. The E-300 and E-450 still can't keep up with the speed of the Intel version, but over 9hrs battery life on an AMD APU with good graphics, a matte screen, and a good keyboard? Not bad.
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: robertc
Heh. Good option instead of a netbook. The E-300 and E-450 still can't keep up with the speed of the Intel version, but over 9hrs battery life on an AMD APU with good graphics, a matte screen, and a good keyboard? Not bad.
battery life is always grossely exagerated as the industy uses really old benchmarks to test their new laptops. Most E-350's give you about 6.5-7Hrs battery life with careful use with a standard 6 cell battery.

Intel Atoms are great for battery life - 8-9hrs on a 6 Cell but you tend to sacrifice a lot of media and gaming capability if you run with the Atom for more battery life. With the E-350 you play games like L4D, some of the CoD games - MW3 included and even crysis 2 but you need to set the resolution right down. all this is impossible to do on an intel atom
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#6
robertc
Why would you even try to play a game on a system like that? That's just dumb.

I use an Acer Timeline AS3810TZ. Advertised battery life is 8hrs. I regularly get 9hrs+ browsing the web with wifi on. In my case, the "old benchmarks" are great, but real life is even better. Can I game? No. Life is about more than being able to play the latest games, wish more people understood that.
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#7
Kantastic
I did debate whether or not I should wait for the X130e given the upgrades, but ultimately decided not to given that the newer version is marginally thicker than its predecessor. Not sure how much more durable ThinkPads can get, but I do appreciate the new face lift. Hopefully my next ThinkPad will have the same features.
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#8
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: robertc
Why would you even try to play a game on a system like that? That's just dumb.
If it was really that 'dumb' Nvidia would have never come out with ION & ION2 platforms for netbooks.

Hell even Alienware wouldnt even of made an M11/M11x

and all of them sell very well. HP mini's with ION 1 or ION2 graphics sold like hotcakes and can still fetch a decent price even if they are second hand.

Despite how dumb you think it is, you cant deny that there isnt a market for it.

Its just a bit of fun on the go - theres only so many emails, youtube videos and forums you can browse and read while on a 3-4hr train (or coach) journey.

Being able to game on it is a bonus.

anything as small as a netbook with an APU (or ION platform) isnt regarded as a gaming machine. but the fact that you can and they are so cheap just sweetens the deal.


Not only that, but AMD APUs support hardware acceleration for videos unlike some of Intels earlier Atoms that stutter even watching a 720p youtube video - So you can get HDMI, plug it into your TV and have the APU decode 1080p without breaking a sweat.

Different strokes for different folks. Just because you dont think its a great idea doesnt mean that someone else wont think its f**king awesome
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#9
Thefumigator
by: robertc
Why would you even try to play a game on a system like that? That's just dumb.
People nowadays plays in their mobile phones and ipads or android tablets. Why not playing on a netbook? its dumb trying to play a game on a system like that because (the intel version) isn't even capable of gaming. While an APU can deliver something at an enjoyable level, while not maxed out. Not for hardcore gamers tho.

So at the end you have another choice, if you are into anything not-3D related go for any of those, the core i3 is a little bit expensive to my taste but its way faster than the E300,
On the other side if you want some 3D performance (real 3D performance, with good rendering) get the AMD version, no doubt about it.
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#10
Wile E
Power User
by: FreedomEclipse
If it was really that 'dumb' Nvidia would have never come out with ION & ION2 platforms for netbooks.

Hell even Alienware wouldnt even of made an M11/M11x

and all of them sell very well. HP mini's with ION 1 or ION2 graphics sold like hotcakes and can still fetch a decent price even if they are second hand.

Despite how dumb you think it is, you cant deny that there isnt a market for it.

Its just a bit of fun on the go - theres only so many emails, youtube videos and forums you can browse and read while on a 3-4hr train (or coach) journey.

Being able to game on it is a bonus.

anything as small as a netbook with an APU (or ION platform) isnt regarded as a gaming machine. but the fact that you can and they are so cheap just sweetens the deal.


Not only that, but AMD APUs support hardware acceleration for videos unlike some of Intels earlier Atoms that stutter even watching a 720p youtube video - So you can get HDMI, plug it into your TV and have the APU decode 1080p without breaking a sweat.

Different strokes for different folks. Just because you dont think its a great idea doesnt mean that someone else wont think its f**king awesome
The main reason for ION was acceleration. Light gaming was just an added bonus.
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#11
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: Wile E
The main reason for ION was acceleration. Light gaming was just an added bonus.
everything is always an added bonus with netbooks
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#12
scazbala86
by: FreedomEclipse
Different strokes for different folks. Just because you dont think its a great idea doesnt mean that someone else wont think its f**king awesome
+1 :rockout:
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#13
a111087
I like x120, but LCD viewing angles were crappy at best.
One of the cheapest LCDs I have ever seen. So, hopefully they are doing something about it, but I doubt....
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#14
Melvis
I would still personally get the x120e over this!!
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