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Lenovo Thinkpad X121E

Lenovo Thinkpad X121E
alaScore 84

188 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X121E. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The price and design are also appreciated. Views about the reliability and size are mixed, while there are some negative views about the energy efficiency and touchpad.

performance, design, price, screen, portability

touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Thinkpad X121E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X121E from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

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Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Tobias Winkler (

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.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (

Lenovo X121e-204562U Laptop Review


Budget notebook made better. The ThinkPad X120e with its AMD Fusion core marked a significant improvement over the 2010 X100e, but does the Sandy Bridge-equipped X121e bring enough to the table to supplant the award-winning X120e?

Gute Verarbeitung und verbessertes Design, Gute CPU Leistung, Lange Akkulaufzeit, Heller, matter Bildschirm, The impressive CPU performance offered by the 11.6-inch notebook is one of the more powerful processors offered in a sub 12-inch notebook while...

Hohe Temperaturen, Lautes Lüftergeräusch, Pfeiltasten immer noch dicht gedrängt, The cool temperature levels and quiet performance of the X120e were both sacrificed in favor of a stronger processor. The front LEDs have also been removed in the new...

Aug, 2011


Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Ben Camm-Jones (

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...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

Lenovo ThinkPad X121e review


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

Nov, 2011

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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

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Harley Ogier (

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.

Jan, 2012

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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...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Alan Lu (

Lenovo ThinkPad X121e review


An ultraportable ThinkPad for less than £500 seems like a bargain. We dig deeper to find out if there are any catches.

There's a lot to like about the Lenovo ThinkPad X121e from its low price and sturdy build to its lengthy battery life and built-in 3G. However, using it is a lackluster experience thanks to the dim screen, iffy pointing devices and compromised...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review (

Lenovo ThinkPad X121e 3045


good performance, will run mostly anything

screen brightness is good but I would like a bit more contrast

Aug, 2012