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Lenovo ThinkPad X121e NWS5QGE


Lenovo ThinkPad X121e NWS5QGE
Lenovo ThinkPad X121e NWS5QGE
AMD E-350 2 x 1.6 GHz, Zacate
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon HD 6310 - 384 MB VRAM, Core: 493 MHz, Memory: 533 MHz, shared memory, atiumdag 8.813.4.0 / Win7 64
4 GB 
, 1x 4GB DDR3 PC3-10600, 1 Slot free
11.60 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LEN40D1, B116XW03V1, TN, 135dpi, 61% sRGB, glossy: no
Seagate Momentus Thin ST320LT007-9ZV142, 320 GB 
, 7200 rpm
AMD SB800 High Definition Audio Controller
3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio I/O, Card Reader: MMC, MS, MS Pro, SD, SDHC, powered USB
Atheros AR8151 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), 802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth Broadcom 3.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 26 x 288 x 207 ( = 1.02 x 11.34 x 8.15 in)
63 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1V, 5.6 Ah
Operating System
Webcam: VGA
Additional features
12 Months Warranty, testet with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
1.54 kg ( = 54.32 oz / 3.4 pounds), Power Supply: 340 g ( = 11.99 oz / 0.75 pounds)
400 Euro


Price comparison

Average Score: 84.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 100%, performance: 65%, features: 72%, display: 73% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X121e NWS5QGE

83% Review Lenovo ThinkPad X121e NWS5QGE Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Big name, small money? Lenovo's X-series has always stood for a high measure of mobility and quality. The latest entry level model ThinkPad X121e is supposed to combine existing values with a reasonable price. We have tested extensively what works in this fusion and what was left behind.
83% Lenovo ThinkPad X121e review
Source: It Pro English version
We were pleasantly surprised to find that the X121e's battery lasted a lengthy seven hours and 44 minutes in our light usage web browsing test.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X121e review
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
The 11.6in X121e preserves the ThinkPad brand’s reputation for rock-solid build quality and excellent ergonomics, and throws in a decent screen, well-placed connectivity and good battery life to boot. Frankly, it’s difficult to see how Lenovo achieved all this in a machine starting at £330, though we’d probably go for the 3G-sporting Core i3 version at just £510. Regardless, whether you’re looking for a large netbook or a versatile budget ultraportable, the X121e should be near the top of your list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%

Foreign Reviews

83% Test Lenovo ThinkPad X121e NWS5QGE Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 62% display: 73% mobility: 92% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 78% emissions: 90%
Lenovo X121e
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN version
Positive: optics, workmanship, trackpoint
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2012


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.

84.75%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2011-09-15 (Update: 2019-04-30)