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Lenovo this morning [released] the new entry ultraportable ThinkPad X120e laptop, the first commercial laptop to feature an AMD Fusion "Zacate" E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU).

Thanks to the AMD Zacate, Lenovo boasts that the APU gives 65 percent faster graphics performance, while also extending battery life by up to 30 percent over the previous models. The X120e is now rated for more than six hours of use.

The ThinkPad X120e laptop will be available beginning in February starting at under $400.
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Looks hot for a laptop but i still dont want one desktop ftw cant wait for bulldozer to hit desktop
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That laptop could be made of diamonds and all I would think of is WHAT THE HELL IS THAT KEYBOARD???
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Can't wait for these.
    
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That laptop could be made of diamonds and all I would think of is WHAT THE HELL IS THAT KEYBOARD???
....It's a Thinkpad. It has one of the best laptop keyboards.


This looks to be the perfect "good enough" netbook/ultraportable.
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....It's a Thinkpad. It has one of the best laptop keyboards.
That's not a Thinkpad keyboard. It's a chicklet keyboard.
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Good, I hope this thing is faster then the Celeron I use atm...
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That's not a Thinkpad keyboard. It's a chicklet keyboard.
You haven't been keeping up with Thinkpads. The ThinkPad Edge uses this design and is still quite good. My wife has one.

http://www.notebookreview.com/defaul...inkpad+edge+14
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Keyboard and Touchpad

When I first saw the leaked images of the new ThinkPad keyboard, I have to admit I was less than pleased. The keyboard is one of the few remaining original and unchanged parts of ThinkPad notebooks. The layout has been updated over the years, but the keyboard could always be identified as "ThinkPad." With the new design, Lenovo took a hint from other new keyboard designs hitting the market and blended a combination of form and function.


The keyboard takes a Chiclet/Island-style that's common on notebooks ranging from the latest netbooks to the newest Apple MacBook, and merges it with a traditional ThinkPad design. What makes the keyboard unique is that it's the first Chiclet keyboard I have found that's very comfortable and easy to type on. Most Chiclet-style keyboards have flat top keys, different spacing and a shallower throw than a normal keyboard. The ThinkPad Edge 14 doesn't have these problems, creating an ideal hybrid keyboard that I can easily say is among the best implementations I have used to date.


Typing pressure and feedback is similar to a typical ThinkPad keyboard, so similar in fact that if you type with your eyes closed you might not even realize the key shape changed. The throw distance seems to be identical to my T60 with the same type of click sound made when fully pressed. Removing the keytops reveal the familiar scissor-action found in traditional ThinkPad keyboards. My best guess would be Lenovo kept the original frame and action assembly, only updating the keytops and adding an internal bezel structure. The change doesn't compromise strength; it shows no flex under strong typing pressure.

Edited by DuckieHo - 1/3/11 at 10:48pm
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....It's a Thinkpad. It has one of the best laptop keyboards.


This looks to be the perfect "good enough" netbook/ultraportable.
100% agree. Especially since it looks like both the screen and body are matte rather than the glossy mess that is the netbook standard.
    
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Nope, because every generation keeps getting crappier.
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