Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Review

If you’re looking for a small, ultra-portable business laptop for taking from meeting to meeting that’s small enough to fit on an airplane tray table, you’re in luck. Today we’re taking a look at the ThinkPad X120e from Lenovo. The X120e features the AMD Fusion processor along with AMD Vision Pro graphics in a package that starts at 2.9 pounds and is only one-inch thin. Find out more about this sleek ultra-portable after the break.

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Product At-a-Glance

Pros
  • Curved keyboard design is comfortable
  • High-resolution 11.6-inch display
  • Powered USB port for charging devices
  • Superb price for the performance
  • HDMI port
Cons
  • No docking station
  • Somewhat small palm rest
  • No keyboard light
Summary

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.

If you’re looking for a small, ultra-portable business laptop for taking from meeting to meeting that’s small enough to fit on an airplane tray table, you’re in luck. Today we’re taking a look at the ThinkPad X120e from Lenovo. The X120e features the AMD Fusion processor along with AMD Vision Pro graphics in a package that starts at 2.9 pounds and is only one-inch thin. Find out more about this sleek ultra-portable after the break.

The X120e has a number of options available including a Fusion E-240 (1.5GHz) or E-350 (1.6GHz) processor, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, up to a 320GB hard drive at both 5400 and 7200RPM or a 128GB solid state drive and a 3-cell or 6-cell battery. Features that come standard include stereo speakers, digital microphone, a low-light-sensitive webcam, UltraNav with the traditional TrackPoint nib and multi-touch touchpad, and the 11.6-inch LED-backlit screen with a 1366×768 resolution. You’ll also find 802.11b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth 3.0 on this model.

Our review unit came with the faster Fusion E-350 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, Radeon HD 6310 graphics, and the 6-cell battery, which brings this model to 3.3 pounds. Port-wise, you’ll find three USB ports (including one powered port for charging devices even when the laptop is off), a HDMI port (rare for a business notebook), Gigabit Ethernet, a microphone/speaker combo jack, a 4-in-1 card reader, and a VGA port.

For those familiar with the ThinkPad line, the X120e is the successor to the X100e which launched in January 2010 at CES. This ThinkPad model has a slightly different keyboard from the traditional style we’re used to seeing across some of the other model lines, but the keys have a new curved design and fit our fingers better. Both sets of left and right mouse buttons have a nice click to them and aren’t mushy-feeling. Multi-touch gestures worked but don’t seem as smooth as Apple’s implementation on the Magic Trackpad. The palm rest felt a little on the small side and unlike other ThinkPads, the model does not offer a keyboard light.

Performance wise, the E-350 processor seemed perfect for a laptop this size, keeping up with basic office tasks while we were prepping for this review. We even played a 1080p clip on Vimeo without any hiccups. In our standard PCMark Vantage tests, the X120e received a score of 2345, which makes it 1.5 times faster than the dual-core Intel Atom N550 processor. When we ran our CINEBENCH graphics benchmark, the system received a score of 2007 in the multi-core test. This translates to a pretty snappy experience for an ultra-portable.

We received about 4-5 hours of battery life on the 6-cell battery while surfing the web and opening up a few Office documents. Of course, your mileage may vary depending on how many applications you’re running and if they’re processor-intensive or not. We would have liked if there was a docking station available or a larger 9-cell battery for those who travel long-distances.

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 Amazon.com.

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