This is a pleasant surprise. Last I’d heard Lenovo had delayed the US launch of the ThinkPad X120e business-class ultraportable laptop until March. But guess what showed up on the Lenovo web site today?
The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e is now available for purchase for $399 and up. The base price gets you a laptop with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, a 1.5 GHz AMD E-240 single core processor, AMD Radeon 6310 graphics, 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard drive and a 3 cell, 40 W/h battery. The laptop comes standard with 802.11b/g/n WiFi.
If you want a dual core AMD E-350 dual core processor, Bluetooth, additional memory or hard drive space or a 6 cell, 56 W/h battery, you’ll have to pay extra. But I was able to configure the laptop with a high capacity battery and dual core processor for just $489, which still isn’t bad at all.
The base price also includes Windows 7 Home Premium. The ThinkPad X120e is also available with Windows 7 Professional for $50 more.
The ThinkPad X120e is a new business class ultraportable laptop from Lenovo. It features an 11.6 inch display, a low power AMD processor, and Radeon HD graphics. Lenovo introduced the laptop at CES, and now the company is confirming that it will go on sale starting February 15th March 8th.
That’s the good news. The bad news is that at launch it won’t be available in Western Europe, Japan, Australia, or Latin America. Basically if you live in a country where the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 is available, you won’t be able to pick up a ThinkPad X120e for now.
Lenovo says the X120e will run $400 and up. You’ll be able to configure the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e with up an AMD E-350 dual core processor, and up to Windows 7 Professional. The laptop comes standard with a 6 cell, 7.5 hour battery and an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel anti-glare display. Like other ThinkPad models, the X120e also comes with a TrackPoint system which includes a multitouch touchpad and a pointing device in the middle of the keyboard.
Update: CNET reports that the US launch date has been pushed back to March 8th, and Lenovo has confirmed the change via Twitter, although my contact at Lenovo says the laptop is still scheduled to ship on February 15th.