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Lenovo ThinkPad X120e

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X120e. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and price. The usability and portability are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X120e from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the durability and price are overall positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad X120e 0596 - Fusion 1.6 GHz - 11.6? - 2 GB Ram - 320 GB HDD. The ultraportable ThinkPad X120e is small in stature by design, but it noLenovo ThinkPad X120e 0596 - Fusion 1.6 GHz - 11.6? - 2 GB Ram - 320 GB HDD. The ultraportable ThinkPad X120e is small in stature by design, but it no

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Joanna Stern (

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e review


Most things deserve a second chance, right? Hey, if they promise improvement, we think so, and that's exactly what we're giving Lenovo's ThinkPad X120e.

Amazingly comfortable chiclet keyboard ; Great blend of performance and graphics ; Over five hours of battery life

Six-cell battery awkwardly protrudes ; More expensive than HP's AMD Fusion laptop ; Some video driver issues in Win Media Player

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e


Lenovo calls its ThinkPad X120e an ultraportable--and its new AMD Fusion CPU certainly endows the laptop with much better performance than netbooks have achieved in the past. But it's nowhere near as fast as the average Intel Core processor-based...

Fast for a netbook ; Best keyboard in the business

Not an ultraportable, despite Lenovo's characterization

This is not an ultraportable, though Lenovo refers to it as such; rather, it's one of the best netbooks ever.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e


The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e's netbook's user experience is unlike any other one found in its class, and its AMD Fusion APU is speedy and battery-efficient.

Fast, battery-efficient AMD E-350 processor. Fast hard drive. Best-in-class keyboard. Phenomenal navigating experience with both pointing devices and pairs of mouse buttons. Over 6 hours of battery life. HDMI port. Mobile broadband available.

A substantial premium is tacked on for its business feature. Drab design.

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Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Avram Piltch (

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e


AMD's Fusion processor gives Lenovo's smallest business notebook longer battery life and more graphics punch.

If you're looking for a lightweight business notebook at an affordable price, the ThinkPad X120e is a strong option that provides much better performance than dual-core business netbooks such as the HP Mini 5103 ($542) for hundreds less than a high-end...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Laptop Review


Ultraportable budget ThinkPad. The 2011 ThinkPad X120e is the upgrade to last year's ultra-mobile X100e and is marketed as one of the cheapest ThinkPads around. It is also the first Lenovo notebook to feature an AMD Fusion E-350 APU with integrated...

Small and durable, Faster computing and graphics power, Improved matte screen, Extensive communication and connection features, Satisfactory battery life, Low temperatures even under load, Addition of the HDMI port and the better overall netbook...

Protruding 6-cell battery, Slightly reduced screen brightness, Arrow keys tightly packed, Scratch-sensitive surfaces

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Review


The ThinkPad X120e is the latest "netbook alternative" for business from the team at Lenovo. This 11-inch laptop is packed with the latest AMD "Fusion" processor technology as well as plenty of RAM and a fast hard drive to keep your business running...

Well-built business netbook ; Excellent video/graphics performance ; Good battery life

A little expensive for an E-350 ; No backlit keyboard ; Good, but not "great" battery life ; A well-balanced business netbook perfect for corporate road warriors on a budget.

A well-balanced business netbook perfect for corporate road warriors on a budget.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : John Pastor (

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Review


Lenovo's ThinkPad X120e is a great ultra-portable notebook for the business user who is looking for power without sacrificing battery life or breaking the bank.

Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e would be a great choice for the business traveler looking for a nice ultra-portable notebook on a budget without stepping down to a sluggish netbook. The X120e starts at $399.99 and is available at Lenovo and

May, 2011


Expert review by : Jamie Bsales (

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e


The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e isn't designed for everyone. In fact, in the rather niche ultraportable notebook category, it embodies a secondary niche: ultra-affordable ultraportable. With a starting price of $399 (and an as-tested price of $579 for our...

Low price ; Very portable ; Full-size keyboard ; Excellent ThinkPad utilities ; Decent graphics horsepower for the price

Below-average productivity and multimedia performance ; No on-board optical drive or ExpressCard slot ; Bland styling

With its comfortable keyboard and very low price, the ThinkPad X120e is suitable as a second PC to serve as a traveling adjunct to a more powerful primary computer. Just don’t call it a netbook.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Ray Willington (

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Review: AMD Fusion Infused


It's good to see that AMD's Fusion technology is finally shipping. The convergence of the CPU and GPU has been looming for some time now, and while there have already been a few CPU / GPU hybrids available form the likes of Intel, the thought of having...

Outstanding build quality ; AMD Fusion platform ; Great performance ; Great trackpad ; Matte display

Fans Always Spinning ; No USB 3.0 ; Battery bulge (with 6-cell) ; High-end is a touch pricey

In our SiSoftware Sandra tests, the ThinkPad X120e performed well. It's performance level wasn't in-line with Atom and Neo CPUs, but rather somewhat more powerful CPUs; that could be found in mainstream notebooks and desktops just a few months ago. The...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Peter Cartwright (

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Reviewed – fixes X100e’s flaws


Watch out for the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e to go on sale shortly – Engadget's Joanna has a review out on it. The X120e sports the same chassis as the original X100e but switches out older AMD platforms for their latest Fusion platform with a Zacate AMD...

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:CX20582 / HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 2


Battery Capacity:2600
Battery life (max):3 / 6 / 7.5
Battery performance:2600
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6


Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Polycarbonate
Product type:Netbook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display surface:Matt
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310M / No
Maximum Resolution:2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6310


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:86 / 89
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Pointing Stick / ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:CX20582 / HD / HDA
Battery Type:10.8V
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics:Radeon HD 6310
Graphics adapter:Radeon HD 6310
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
L2 cache:512
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.3
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:65
Power auto-sensing:Y


Chipset:AMD A50M
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M
Processor:E-240 / E-350
Processor cache:0.5 / 0.512 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD E / AMD Single-Core
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.6
Processor Manufacturer:AMD
Processor model:E-240 / E-350


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / HDD / HDD, Power on / HDD, Supervisor
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / HDD / HDD, Power on / HDD, Supervisor


Bundled software:Norton Internet Security / Rescue & Recovery\nAccess Connections\nThinkVantage System Update\nThinkVantage Power Manager\nThinkVantage Toolbox\nAdobe Reader\nSkype\nWindows Live Essentials / ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery;\nAccess Connections;\nActive Protection System;\nPower Manager;\nThinkVantage System Update;\nNorton Internet Security;\nMicrosoft Office 2010 Starter;\nMicrosoft Windows Live Essentials;\nSkype for Business;\nAdobe Acrobat Reader;\nAdobe Flash Player
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Pre-installed software:Adobe Reader, Skype, Windows Live Essentials
Trial software:Norton Internet Security 2011, Microsoft Office 2010


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.1 / 7.44 / 8.27
Depth (imperial):7.4
Height (front):0.614
Height (front) (imperial):0.6
Height (rear):1.16
Height (rear) (imperial):1.2
Weight:2.93 / 3.31
Width:11.1 / 7.44
Width (imperial):11.1