Lenovo outs new X121e Fusion laptop
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Lenovo’s ThinkPad X120e was one of the first Fusion notebooks to hit the scene earlier this year, and it looks like a successor maybe at hand. Announced earlier by the company in Japan, the new X121e is Lenovo’s latest Fusion offering, but sadly doesn’t feature the most up to date AMD technology.
As revealed in the company’s press release, the new X121e will sport the same 11.6” TFT display as its predecessor, but can be outfitted with either an Intel Core i3-2357M CPU or one of two Fusion APUs. Surprisingly, Lenovo has opted to stick with the same 1st generation Fusion APUs found in the X120e, but is now offering the C-50 APU with Radeon HD 6250 graphics in addition to the previously available E-350 APU with Radeon HD 6310 graphics.
As far as the rest of the package goes, it looks like both the AMD and Intel models match up outside of their processors. All X121e versions can be equipped with up to 8GB of RAM, up to a 320GB HDD or 128GB SSD, three USB 2.0 ports, and a 1366x768 native resolution screen. The new laptops also only weigh 3.41lbs (1.55kg) and come with a 6-cell battery that’s supposedly good for around 8.2 hours. Although the notebook won’t be shipping till late July, TCmagazine has managed to spot the Fusion version of the notebook listed for pre-order at certain European sites for around €400 ($578).
While Lenovo's X120e was a solid and successful notebook, the X121e might not be able to follow in its footsteps. The lack of the 2nd generation Llano APUs could be a big blow to the ThinkPads, but as always only time will tell.