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Lenovo Thinkpad X121E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and keyboard. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and touchpad get critical comments.

screen, design, performance, keyboard, battery

touchpad, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad X121E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad X121e NWS5QGE Subnotebook

 

Big name, small money? Lenovo's X-series has always stood for a h

fast hard drive; comparably good system performance; easy access to components; good upgradeability; very long battery runtimes; good mobile properties; very good price/performance ratio; good VGA signal quality; matte display with good brightness; the...

display flexes in some areas; keyboard layout takes some getting used to; USB ports on the right spaced far from each other; below average touchpad; relatively loud with little load; display has weak contrast and low viewing angles

The ThinkPad X121e (matte display) is unique in its current form. Hence, its competition originates mostly in-house. Edge 11 and X100e currently on sale, X121e with Intel CPU and Acer has the Travelmate 8172 in the race.

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Lenovo X121e-204562U Laptop Review

 

Budget notebook made better. The ThinkPad X120e with its AMD Fusi

Gute Verarbeitung und verbessertes Design; Gute CPU Leistung; Lange Akkulaufzeit; Heller, matter Bildschirm

Hohe Temperaturen; Lautes Lüftergeräusch; Pfeiltasten immer noch dicht gedrängt

Competing laptops include the 11.6-inch Sony Vaio VPC-YA1V9E/B, 11.6-inch Acer Travelmate 8172T, 13.3-inch Toshiba Satellite R830-11C, 14-inch HP ProBook 6460b LG654EA and Acer Aspire 3750-2314G50MNkk. As of this writing, no other 11.6-inch notebook...

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Lenovo ThinkPad X121e 3045 review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X121e 3045 comes in as a pretty cheap business laptop and though it'll appeal to the budget- and size-conscious, you'll also need to downsize your expectations of features and performance.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X121e 3045 is a practical, portable laptop that has a lot to offer business users – especially those that travel and work in cramped conditions like aircraft and trains. The keyboard and touchpad took some getting used to, and the...

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Lenovo Thinkpad X121e review

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad X121e is barely bigger than the average netbook, but the hardware inside it is much more powerful. A Core i3 processor and 4GB of RAM would normally only be found in a 15in laptop at this price, but Lenovo has managed to squeeze...

Solid performance from an 11in laptop – the X121e is a more sensible choice than a netbook if you need portability

Recommended!

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Lenovo ThinkPad X121e

 

This tank-like 11.6in ultraportable offers more features, versatility and sheer quality than you have any right to expect for its starting price of around £330.

Excellent value ; Built like a tank ; Superb keyboard ; Decent, matt 11.6in screen ; Optional 3G

No USB 3.0 ; No Core i5 option

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Lenovo X121e

 

Following Lenovo's usual design philosophy, the X121e is boxy but good: compact, solidly constructed, reasonable performance and great battery life all in one.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X121e

 

Tiny laptops have taken a battering recently, with the Apple iPad and other tablets becoming increasingly popular. The Lenovo ThinkPad X121e could change all this, offering great quality, usability and performance in a compact package that's perfect...

The Lenovo ThinkPad X121e is a tiny ultraportable laptop. With an 11.6-inch screen, it's small enough to take with you wherever you go, yet the screen is also large enough to work on for long periods of time. With a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, there's...

It really is difficult to pick fault with the Lenovo ThinkPad X121e. At worst, the touchpad could be slightly easier to use, with the integrated buttons proving a bit fiddly

The Lenovo ThinkPad X121e is a great all-round package, and should be at the top of the list for anyone looking for an ultraportable and affordable laptop. It's well-made, looks good and performs capably, and backs this up with great usability.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X121e

 

Tiny laptops have taken a battering recently, with the Apple iPad and other tablets becoming increasingly popular. The Lenovo ThinkPad X121e could change all this, offering great quality, usability and performance in a compact package that's perfect...

The Lenovo ThinkPad X121e is a great all-round package, and should be at the top of the list for anyone looking for an ultraportable and affordable laptop. It's well-made, looks good and performs capably, and backs this up with great usability. Lenovo...

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Great Mini Laptop NOT Netbook

 

I bought this to replace the 5kg laptop that my work gave me.

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook:No / Yes
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Radeon HD6250M / Radeon HD6310 / RADEON HD6320

Processor

Chipset Brand:AMD / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:AMD Hudson M1 (A50M) / HM65 / Unknown
Processor:C-SERIES / Core™ i3 / E-SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD / Intel ®
Processor Number:C-50 / E-300 / E-450 / i3-2357M / I3-2367M
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