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%
CommentIntel 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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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 ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
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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