12-08-2011 01:51 PM - edited 12-08-2011 02:00 PM
I'm looking into buying an X120e with a Fusion E-240, but I've seen lots of mixed opinions on the processor. I am buying this refurbished and at a lower than usual price or I would consider upgrading to the 350. My biggest question is, can an X-120e with an E-240 support 8GB of ram? I have heard of the 350 models doing so. Also I would love to hear from anyone who has experience with either models. I will be running a fairly lightweight linux install (openbox + gtk2) so I think it should be lightweight enough to get by, but I do occasionally run image editing software and I tend to keep a lot of tabs open in chromium at any given time. Thoughts?
12-08-2011 06:42 PM
12-08-2011 09:47 PM
I have the x120e, currently with 6GB of RAM. I'm running KUbuntu Linux with the proprietary AMD drivers. Performance is excellent. The AMD accels at math-intensive operations, so even pretty heavy programs like Inkscape and GIMP feel snappy. My only complaint is that the open source drivers for the graphics card have a flicker problem, and the current KUbuntu packages for the proprietary drivers won't wake up from sleep. For now, I'm going with "no sleep, great graphics" but I expect one or the other to be fixed soon as the Fusion APU becomes more popular. I definitely recommend the dual-core e350, though. Other bonuses include great battery life (about five hours) and the system runs very cool.