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Lenovo ThinkPad X120e

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the value for money and keyboard are generally positive. The performance and battery also get good feedback, but the touchpad and sound get negative comments.

screen, battery, performance, keyboard, value for money

sound, touchpad

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Laptop Review


Ultraportable budget ThinkPad. The 2011 ThinkPad X120e is the upg

Small and durable; Faster computing and graphics power; Improved matte screen; Extensive communication and connection features; Satisfactory battery life; Low temperatures even under load

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

Performance-wise, the X120e shines in comparison to the X100e. When taking into account the performance boost with the noticeably improved battery life and lower surface temperatures, the user will immediately benefit from the distinctive AMD Fusion...

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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.

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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 smooth...

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


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Lenovo ThinkPad X120e


The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e is arguably the best netbook for business, but it comes at a premium.

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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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...

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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


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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.

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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...

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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...


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Lenovo ThinkPad X120e


While the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e may not be as portable as some of the other netbooks, it certainly has enough power to make up for the difference. A 320GB hard drive on the stock model is an attractive feature that you'll want to take into...

The X120e features a video card, which is a rarity in netbooks

All the nifty features give this netbook a hefty weight

If you want a netbook with power and don't care much about weight, the X120e may be the right choice for you.