Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
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- Amazingly comfortable chiclet keyboard Great blend of performance and graphicsOver five hours of battery life
- Six-cell battery awkwardly protrudes More expensive than HP's AMD Fusion laptopSome video driver issues in Win Media Player
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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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This has proven to be the absolute best portable computer I've ever owned
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Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
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- 80AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE4 ReviewsPC World80Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Review | PCWorldThis is not an ultraportable, though Lenovo refers to it as such; rather, it's one of the best netbooks ever.PC Mag80Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Review & Rating | PCMag.comThe Lenovo ThinkPad X120e is arguably the best netbook for business, but it comes at a premium.CNET80Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Review - Watch CNET's VideoThe AMD Fusion-powered ThinkPad X120e is an 11-inch ultraportable that's better and more affordable than last year's model, making it an even better choice for small-business buyers.Engadget80Lenovo ThinkPad X120e review -- EngadgetThe X120e is without a doubt an improvement over the X100e in terms of battery life, thermals, and performance, and considering we've always loved its classic looking chassis and amazingly comfortable keyboard, we're obviously pretty taken with the affordable little laptop.Laptop Magazine0Lenovo ThinkPad X120e (AMD Fusion) ReviewIf 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 business ultraportable like the ThinkPad X201 (starting at $900). Thanks to AMD's Fusion processor, this $579 notebook also lasts more than 6 hours on a charge.NotebookReview0Lenovo ThinkPad X120e ReviewIn general, Lenovo delivered the goods, but it isn't perfect. For starters, several other companies have risen to the challenge of making good netbook alternatives. The new HP Pavilion dm1z might be a consumer ultraportable, but at the time of this writing the dm1z offers essentially the same hardware specifications for $480. The ThinkPad X120e is priced at $579 or $689 depending on where you buy it.
- 89AVERAGE USER SCORE8 ReviewsEngadget Reader90October 23, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!This has proven to be the absolute best portable computer I've ever owned. Not only does it have a really good feel to it. It also was very easy to upgrade the HD to a SSD and with the Virtualization support as well as integrated GPU I can run VMs very nicely and play WoW. Amazing machine.Engadget Reader80July 15, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80November 14, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100October 9, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100September 28, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I love this little thing. It's got a lot of bang for its buck and it works as a great accessory to my desktop.Engadget Reader90September 1, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!If you want decent performance and screen size on the go, X120e is for you. If you are on a budget or have really small hands, netbooks may be fine too. If you are rich, there may be nice computers there. But for the price you pay for the X120e, you maybe hard pressed to find anything as portable and well-balanced as the X120e.Engadget Reader80June 24, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought this X120e with AMD's E-350 processor as a replacement for my Asus 1005 HAB. I loved the netbook size for taking to work and to classes, but not the fact that it struggled with video, had crappy battery life and was a chore to type a paper on.The Lenovo x120e has solved those problems. It's no powerhouse and I was tempted to go with the x220 for more performance, but my budget wouldn't allow it. Now that I have this, I must say I'm extremely happy with it. Netflix? No problem. Spreadsheets? You bet. Sketch Up? Yup. The keyboard is a dream. The touchpad, average, but that's not a bad thing. Build quality is great. This does NOT feel like a toy like any and all other netbooks I've handled. No, I won't go bouncing it off my carpeted floors, but I don't feel like I'm holding onto a fragile plastic shell either.If you're looking for a step up from the netbook experience, but not willing to fork over the cash for ultraportable, I'd recommend this little laptop.Engadget Reader90May 17, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Something to keep in mind in this review, its a netbook. I am rating it like a netbook.So I have a Lenovo Thinkpad x120e. And I have to say I love it.To get this out of the way my internals are the E-350 dual core 1.6GHz with ATI HD6310 integrated graphics, a 320GB 7200RPM drive, 6GBs of RAM (Single channel so I matched a 4 with the pre-installed 2GB stick), and a 6Cell battery.First off when I think of the Thinkpad name its usually in great build quality, in that respect this netbook does not disappoint. Its certainly not as ridiculous as a Tseries or the X220, but it is very very solid. The screen and keyboard have no real flex and while the exterior lacks the trademark grippy matte feel, its still a glorious matte finish as opposed to the all too common gloss-fest.Next is the design of it outside of the build quality. Pretty darn good. The chicklet keyboard is fantastic, and the keys seem giant for a 11.6" netbook. The trackpoint works great and I use it the majority of the time. Trackpad is functional and I hear there is 3rd party software to make it great, but I have yet to try it. Downside to the design for me is the two trackpad buttons on the bottom. They are flush to the edge of the netbook, which for space issues is great, but the downside is that sitting on my lap I hit them ALL THE TIME with my pants or shirt or body. Ports include HDMI, VGA, 3 USB2, combined headphone/mic jack (need an adapter :-/), and the SD card slot. Works for me.Battery life has been decent. The new AMD Fusion is far better than its predecessor (forget the line to be honest) that was known as a lap burner + tiny battery life. Display is good. I really like it for being matte and can forgive the meh angles because of that detail. I believe as far as netbooks go I'd consider it superior.Now the CPU/GPU combo. So far I have to say I am very impressed. I had a single core Atom for ages, loved it, used a dual core Atom netbook for a while, loved it...but this blows them both away. The CPU does feel more powerful, a kind of next step in the line of netbook processors, which for me is great. But what makes it so great overall for most users is the graphics. The fact it can power HD content without an issue is awesome. Really when I can play a video while having 10 tabs in chrome open, zune open, and pidgin open without feeling slowdown....Yeah thats pretty good. Gaming-wise I haven't stressed it much because thats why I have a full desktop. I can say that PvZ, Minecraft, and a bunch of GOG.com games run wonderfully and thats all I need on a netbook.Overall this thing is amazing. I feel like I am being overly tough on my ratings by giving a 4/5 considering I love having a netbook and this is the best Ive used. So in the end I am going to apply a tilt and bump this up another 0.5 to 4.5/5Highly recommended netbook.
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