ThinkPad X120E to start shipping March 8th onwards
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The advent of AMD’s Fusion processors was sure to bring with it many ultraportable and powerful notebooks. One such notebook is Lenovo’s ThinkPad X120E, the updated version of the older X100E. Unfortunately, while early word had mid-February as the scheduled launch; Lenovo appears to have pushed that date back a bit.
The Lenovo X120E is customizable with up to an AMD Fusion E-350 dual-core Processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, AMD Radeon HD 6310, a 320GB HDD, and Windows 7 professional. The ultraportable 11.6” laptop also features a 1366x768 pixel anti-glare display and a 6 cell battery that will supposedly last for 7.5 hours. The X120E is slated to have a $399 starting price.
Now while an earlier post by Lenovo’s Product Marketing on Facebook listed February 15th as the release date; subsequent news from cnet and Lenovo’s Twitter feed state that it has been postponed until March 8th. What may be even more disappointing is the fact that the X120E will only be available in North America, China and “emerging market countries” and will not be available in Latin America, Japan, Australia, or Western Europe. As a result, customers in those parts will have to make do with Lenovo’s ThinkPad Edge 11, which is currently available from Lenovo.