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Lenovo ThinkPad X120e


Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
Lenovo ThinkPad X120e (ThinkPad X120 Series)
AMD E-350 2 x 1.6 GHz, Zacate
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 6310 - Shared 1959 MB VRAM, Core: 200 MHz, Memory: 533 MHz, 8.850.0.0
4 GB 
, PC3-10700 DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
11.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, glossy: no
320 GB - 5400 rpm, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm, Seagate ST320LT0 00-9VL142
Conexant Cx20582 @ ATI SB750 - High Definition Audio Controller
3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo 3.5mm audio socket, Card Reader: 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro)
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Thinkpad 1x1 11b/g/n Wireless LAN PCI Express Half Mini Card Adapter (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 w/ EDRII
height x width x depth (in mm): 30 x 280 x 210 ( = 1.18 x 11.02 x 8.27 in)
57 Wh Lithium-Ion, 10.8V; 5.2Ah
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Webcam: Silicon Motion 0.3MP
Additional features
12 Months Warranty
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds), Power Supply: 340 g ( = 11.99 oz / 0.75 pounds)
580 Euro



Average Score: 75.22% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 61%, features: 72%, display: 64% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e

86% Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Ultraportable budget ThinkPad. The 2011 ThinkPad X120e is the upgrade to last year’s ultra-mobile X100e and is marketed as one of the cheapest ThinkPads around. It is also the first Lenovo notebook to feature an AMD Fusion E-350 APU with integrated Radeon 6310 graphics. In this review, we will find out how much of an improvement the new Fusion processor can bring to this 11.6-inch ThinkPad.
Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Review: Affordable Ultraportable for Business
Source: English version
The X120e is an impressive piece of hardware. We love having a ThinkPad keyboard on such a small and well-built machine, especially at $500. The AMD Fusion processor gives this mini notebook the power needed to tackle business tasks and entertainment at the end of the day. The corporate black look may turn off some users, but you’re buying a business tool, not a fashion accessory.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2011
Lenovo ThinkPad X120e 11.6-in AMD Fusion Laptop Review
Source: logicbuy English version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/10/2011
Lenovo ThinkPad X120e 11.6-in AMD Fusion Laptop Video Review
Source: logicbuy English version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/10/2011
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
Source: PC World English version
Lenovo's marketing preferences aside, the X120e is not an ultraportable: Its screen is too small and its performance is too slow. We're not even sure why the company would want to match it against full-fledged ultraportables. But the X120e is the best netbook going. Though it's a little pricey, one typing session will convince you that the $450 starting price for this model is more than worth it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Review
Source: English version
On the other hand, the X120e has a fantastic touchpad with TrackPoint and a great keyboard (even if it isn't backlit). In addition, the X120e provides better battery life and lower external temperatures than last year's ThinkPad netbook. If the ThinkPad X120e was a little less expensive then I'd probably give it an Editors' Choice Award. Unfortunately, it's a tough sell when you can get essentially the same hardware from another company for less money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 60%
Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Review: AMD Fusion Infused
Source: Hot Hardware English version
In our SiSoftware Sandra tests, the ThinkPad X120e performed well. It's performance level wasn't in-line with Atom and Neo CPUs, but rather somewhat more powerful CPUs; that could be found in mainstream notebooks and desktops just a few months ago. The performance that AMD has been able to squeeze out of this platform is notable, and the E-350 Zacate APU is a real workhorse of a mobile chip.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/21/2011
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
Source: PC Mag English version
The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e is a lot pricier than your average $400 netbook. Then again, you'd be hard pressed to find a better user experience, a matte screen, and better-than-Atom speeds at that price range. It's a netbook IT managers can a buy whole fleet of, without having to worry about the limitations typically associated with one. For non-business-oriented users, the HP Pavilion dm1z is at least a $100 cheaper and is as fast and battery efficient.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
Source: CNet English version
A new wave of AMD Fusion processors aimed at 11.6-inch ultraportables is making its way into Netbook-size laptops, promising a new generation of tiny, well-powered budget super-Netbooks. The AMD Fusion-powered ThinkPad X120e is an 11-inch ultraportable that's better and more affordable than last year's model, making it an even better choice for small-business buyers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Reviewed – fixes X100e’s flaws
Source: English version
The X120e fixes both flaws (still has the same bulging battery though). Battery life has increased by about 1.5 hours, increasing total battery life to just under 5 hours in Engadget’s benchmarks and heat is no longer an issue, at the expensive of a little fan noise, similar in levels to the HP Pavilion DM1z. Performance? It’s already clear how the AMD E-350 performs – 3D graphics performance is a little less than the ION 2 / dual core Atom but general performance easily tops any Atom processor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/08/2011
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X120e (AMD Fusion)
Source: Laptop Mag English version
If you're looking for a lightweight business notebook at an affordable price, the ThinkPad X120e is a strong option that provides much better performance than dual-core business netbooks such as the HP Mini 5103 ($542) for hundreds less than a high-end business ultraportable like the ThinkPad X201 (starting at $900). Thanks to AMD's Fusion processor, this $579 notebook also lasts more than 6 hours on a charge. However, parts of the laptop get pretty warm, and the video playback issues we encountered were annoying (though we expect Lenovo to fix them). Among 11-inch notebooks, the cheaper HP Pavilion dm1z is a better bet for consumers, but the X120e is a solid choice for mobile pros.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
79% Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
Source: Computer Shopper English version
The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e isn’t designed for everyone. In fact, in the rather niche ultraportable notebook category, it embodies a secondary niche: ultra-affordable ultraportable. With its comfortable keyboard and very low price, the ThinkPad X120e is suitable as a second PC to serve as a traveling adjunct to a more powerful primary computer. Just don’t call it a netbook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 79%

Foreign Reviews

86% Test Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 67% display: 77% mobility: 91% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 83%
56% Обзор субноутбука Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
Source: Retera RU→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 56% performance: 22% display: 39% mobility: 70% emissions: 71%
APU商务新品 ThinkPad X120e首发评测
Source: zh-CN→EN version
performance good
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2011


AMD Radeon HD 6310: Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-350 and E-240) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

E-350: Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.

75.22%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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