First laptop to feature AMD Fusion APUs along with Radeon HD 6000 series GPU
Lenovo has added yet another ThinkPad model to its X series range. The all new ThinkPad X120e has become the first laptop to feature AMD Fusion E-Series APU (accelerated processing unit) Zacate E 240 and E350 processors. The ThinkPad X120e, which appears to be a successor to the ThinkPad X100e (price at Rs. 28, 700) is available at a price range starting at $400 (Rs. 17,878 approx.).
Bearing the same typical ThinkPad laptop look, the X120e features a chiclet keyboard with spaced out keys and mid-sized trackpad. Lenovo ThinkPad X120e sports a 11.6-inch display and is one of the first laptops to feature AMD Fusion family chips. Housing the 1.5GHz AMD Zacate E-240 CPU or 1.6GHz AMD Zacate E-350 CPU, the ThinkPad X120e flaunts the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6310 graphics to outperform the previous generation X100e by 65 percent.
AMD is yet to formally announce the new Fusion family of chips, and from what we know so far, AMD Zacate APU has TDP rating of 18W which is nine times more than an average Intel Atom chip. For storage, Lenovo has added 160GB 7200RPM HDD that would run faster to offer marginally better performance than the regular HDD offering 5400RPM speeds.
It's available in two configurations where-in you can add up to 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, and choose 1.6GHz AMD Zacate E-350 processor. Connect the ThinkPad with an HD display using the HDMI port offered. Well, Lenovo's ThinkPad X100 series are aimed at the professionals and students looking for decently powered lightweight notebooks, while they're on the move.
The X120e packs six hours of battery life with 6-cell battery and weighs 3.3 pounds (1.5kg only). By the time it reaches Indian shores, we can expect it to be priced between Rs. 25,000 and Rs. 30,000 approximately. We expect this laptop to be shown at the upcoming Consumer Electronic Show 2011 in Las Vegas starting January 6.