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The new thinkpad netbook is finally in stock, and IMO it's the best on the market right now . Nothing beats having a full size thinkpad keyboard on a netbook!

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Most things deserve a second chance, right? Hey, if they promise improvement, we think so, and that's exactly what we're giving Lenovo's ThinkPad X120e. If you recall, the previous X100e was quite a disappointment, and that's actually putting it rather nicely -- not only did the 11.6-inch system redefine the term "lapburner," but it struggled to last 3.5 hours on a charge. It was bordering on tragic, but Lenovo's ready to right all those wrongs with the X120e. While it has kept the chassis and the wonderful chiclet keyboard unchanged, it's subbed out AMD's older Neo chip for the long awaited Fusion Zacate APU. The same platform already proved to be pretty awesome in HP's Pavilion dm1z with an almost perfect blend of power, graphics, and endurance, but does the X120e reap the same benefits? At $399 ($579 for our review unit), is the perfect, affordable ThinkPad ultraportable finally here? Has Lenovo finally gotten it right? And how does it compare to the other new Fusion affordable ultraportables or notbooks, as we've taken to calling them? We've got those answers alright – hit the break for our full review.

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Yes! I love this little netbook. Too bad it isn't as good as HP.
Edited by HybridCore - 2/10/11 at 1:44pm
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It's an ultraportable laptop....
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Maybe I can use a good excuse to replace my current netbook with this.


Though my little Acer works well, the battery is not real good anymore.
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Asus has better looking Netbooks with Dualcore Atoms and nVidia ION graphics and these craps get all the attention because its AMD, yeah great for AMD, they missed the top of the Netbook market by over a year.
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Asus has better looking Netbooks with Dualcore Atoms and nVidia ION graphics and these craps get all the attention because its AMD, yeah great for AMD, they missed the top of the Netbook market by over a year.
I think Asus's netbooks suck. I've used several of them before - the keyboard flexes like it was a trampoline, the keys have no feedback to them, it's impossible to feel the edges of the touchpad, and the glossy screen needs to be wiped down every 30 seconds to stay clear.
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Maybe I can use a good excuse to replace my current netbook with this.


Though my little Acer works well, the battery is not real good anymore.
You can get that replaced from flea-bay for $30.
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It's an ultraportable laptop....
Nope. Netbook.

At least, if its not a netbook than netbook just became a derogatory term meaning "slow, overpriced intel crap".

"Ultraportables" are $1000+ ULV laptops.


Although I can't say I'm too impressed with the battery life. Its rocking a 6 cell battery, same as my T400. When I first got my T400 I was getting 5-6 hours with wifi and 60% brightness, and thats with a full blown 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo and a 14" screen.

AMD really needs to work on the GPU tdp. I'd bet that the X120e runs games better than my T400, but honestly how much gaming are you going to be doing on these things?
    
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Nope. Netbook.

At least, if its not a netbook than netbook just became a derogatory term meaning "slow, overpriced intel crap".

"Ultraportables" are $1000+ ULV laptops.


Although I can't say I'm too impressed with the battery life. Its rocking a 6 cell battery, same as my T400. When I first got my T400 I was getting 5-6 hours with wifi and 60% brightness, and thats with a full blown 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo and a 14" screen.

AMD really needs to work on the GPU tdp. I'd bet that the X120e runs games better than my T400, but honestly how much gaming are you going to be doing on these things?
IIRC Endgadget's battery life test is while playing video.

And if you ask me, someone needs to go ahead and throw a 9 cell, 96Wh battery on one of these netbooks. 24 hour computing ftw.
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I think they're a little unfair to the X100e. Perhaps the launch version had power gating issues? I have the 3-cell battery and the dual core CPU, and I still manage at least 4 hours battery life when web browsing. It does get hot though.

As usual I'm envious of the new version, but I'm still happy with what I've got. Maybe I'll get the X140e whenever that comes out.
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