Lenovo ThinkPad X120e Notebook Offers AMD Fusion APU

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Integrating an AMD Fusion E-Series APU gives users 65 percent faster graphics performance, Lenovo said.

Computer maker Lenovo announced the latest entry in its ultraportable line, the ThinkPad X120e laptop, aimed at small to medium-size businesses. As the first commercial laptop to feature an Advanced Micro Devices Fusion E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), the ThinkPad X120e offers faster application loading and graphics processing with enhanced battery life and digital display features starting at less than $400.

Integrating an AMD Fusion E-Series APU gives users 65 percent faster graphics performance compared with the ThinkPad X100e with previous AMD processors, which helps speed up Web searches, page loads and business applications. At the same time, the ThinkPad X120e gives users longer battery life—up to 30 percent longer (with a six-cell battery) for more than 6 hours of life—and meets Energy Star 5.0 specifications. It also carries the EPEAT Gold rating for its environmental attributes. Additionally, the X120e comes with an HDMI port for projecting content on another monitor or a TV screen.

"Multimedia elements like audio and video have become important parts of our world, and businesses are embracing this trend in digital content," said Dilip Bhatia, vice president of ThinkPad marketing and product operations for Lenovo. "We’ve optimized the ThinkPad X120e to not only give businesses an excellent experience creating and consuming multimedia content, but we’ve also made key improvements to an area that has plagued laptops: battery life."

Also featuring an 11.6-inch screen and a full-size keyboard, the ThinkPad X120e three-cell battery version weighs in under three pounds, and all versions of the X120e include WiFi and optional Bluetooth and mobile broadband. The ThinkPad X120e laptop will be available beginning in February through Lenovo business partners and the company’s Website, according to a company release.

"Mobile users no longer have to trade battery life for great graphics performance," said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president and general manager of the client division of AMP Products Group for AMD. "AMD Fusion APUs allow for thinner, cool-running devices that can last the day and do what’s demanded of today’s professional."