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Well, my good 'ole MacBook Pro's internal HDD port died a couple of months ago and yesterday I got tired of the slowness of having a 16 GB USB flash drive as the boot drive. So, I sold it for $400 and used the cash to order me a ThinkPad X120e. This is the 1.6 GHz E-350 model with 2 GB of RAM. Before you guys troll and flame me for getting 2 GB of RAM, Lenovo wanted $80 extra for 4 GB and I could easily get me a 4 GB stick for $15. So, my question is, how is the build quality of these? I have an ancient IBM ThinkPad from the early 2000s and it is built like a freakin' tank. Has Lenovo kept the quality? The review sites rated this well so I'm hoping this wasn't a mistake. I plan on using this for web surfing and possibly low quality gaming if the GPU can handle it.
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post #2 of 11
I heard the quality is very good, I wanted to get myself one but haven't seen any for $300-350 shipped.

The GPU can easily handle most games on low/med (most source games on high).
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post #3 of 11
The thing's just fine.

I have the X120e's predecessor; the X100e and that thing is absolutely solid.
Keyboard is a joy to type on as well.

As long as its a ThinkPad, you're fine.

Just steer clear of their IdeaPad range - they're as bad as Acer.
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post #4 of 11
The x120e should have dropped in price recently...as the very AWESOME x130e is hitting the market. the x130e is an extremely solid notebook for the price.

It was engineered to withstand the 2nd hardest (as in damage to a notebook during everyday use) user, second only to the military..... the primary and secondary student.

Not sure I would agree with the Acer statement as preliminary fault results are comparable to that of that of the Think series, considering the markets and the price points each are designed/engineered/targeted for.
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So, it's clear I got a good, solid laptop.
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The x120e should have dropped in price recently
It did. I got this one for $432 with tax.
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I have another question. Is there any way to upgrade the processor?
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post #7 of 11
....not easily and not worth it.... and will void your warranty.

edit:....not even sure there is an upgrade from the AMD E-350
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and will void your warranty.

I'm not too worried about that rolleyes.gif I voided the warranty on every part in my rig (except my PSU) the first hour I owned it.

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edit:....not even sure there is an upgrade from the AMD E-350
I was afraid of that.

OH WELL.
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post #9 of 11
In my experience Lenovo makes a sturdy, and powerful laptop. I have not used the x1 series, but I do use Lenovo's at work. Over the past few years I've worked and supported T60/1, T400/10/20s, and more recently x220 laptops. Everybody is loving the x220's, although they are a bit pricey. You made a good purchase for your needs.
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post #10 of 11
I concur, these are pretty solid laps, I've dropped mine at work more than a few times. Yeah, the mechanical hdd had to be replaced, but it's still humping.
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