SpecificationsNotebook: Lenovo X121e-204562U (ThinkPad X Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 2357M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 700 euro
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo X121e-204562U
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?
Source: PC Advisor
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 lack of an internal optical drive could be a deal breaker for some. It does come at an attractive price for the build quality and essential features available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 60% ergonomy: 80%
Source: IT Reviews
The Lenovo ThinkPad X121e is a lovely little laptop. It's great for general all round computing, and with a suggested battery life of up to 9.3 hours it looks to us like a winner.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Digital Versus
The Lenovo X121e is an 11.6-inch ultra-portable with a Core i3 processor and a matte screen. Perfect for professionals on business trips, this laptop is also a good companion for anyone else who moves around a lot and does a lot of document work and Internet browsing. While it won't satisfy those looking for absolute performance, the X121e is a good netbook alternative.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 70% display: 74% mobility: 91% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 79%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2011
Rating: performance: 50% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 60%
Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Power efficient ULV processor clocked at 1.3 GHz without Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 950 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
75.8%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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