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How does x120 compares to other netbook

2011-11-14, 11:04 AM

Hi,

When you consider that you can get an asus eeepc for 220-250$, I wonder if the x120 high price tag is justifiable. I own a x220 and love it, but really it wasn't that expensive if you compare to similar options (fast cpu, lightweight, long battery life...).

 

When it comes to a netbook, the cpu are pretty much the same, along with size and weight. I wonder what the x120 would give me that an eeepc doesn't, given it's about twice the price!

 

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Dave

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Re: How does x120 compares to other netbook

2011-11-14, 23:59 PM
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Re: How does x120 compares to other netbook

2011-11-15, 0:27 AM

+1 to that.

 

Here's a tip though... never pay full price!

I got my wifes X120e E-350 for $320.00.

It's refurbished but nobody (including me) can tell.

 

 

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Re: How does x120 compares to other netbook

2011-11-15, 3:19 AM
lol EXPENSIVE.....
it not a netbook first of all.
it a cheap buisness laptop.
120e sell around 500 for a E-350.

it more along the line of a ultra portable and there normally 12 '' 1000 dollers.
there are a few netbooks pushing 11.5-12 inch but in the AMD they cost near the same and wont be on par with a think pad at all.

remeber this is a think pad.
not a cheap throw away acer pile of crap.

i paid 300 for my B575 E-350 with fingerprint,hdmi etc nice but it kinda big and it was special run none sold now.
i know for a fact the x120e is a well loved device.
both ny buisness and by those who want quailty.
however it a amd remeber it not on par with any ultraportable packing a 17 watt CULV most of all any sandy or any ultrabook or mac air.
they are 3x the price through.

rating are very good fan alittle loud not on mine and it good if you want small and lighter.
the only netbook made somewhat good is the asus n models there close on price and lack the thinkpad items.
plus asus surport blows.
wait did i said that i am wrong.
it dont exist.

buy a 120 and if you like 12 inch models or ultraportables you like it alot and when you think of what you paid next to the guy at starbucks withthe air you love it more.
all review sites rate it very high even in buisness class.
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Re: How does x120 compares to other netbook

2011-11-15, 9:49 AM

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Re: How does x120 compares to other netbook

2011-11-15, 13:42 PM

Hi,

Thanks for the great answers. I'm now convinced. 

 

However, I guess that if the CPU found in most notebook would have been enough for me, then I don't need to upgrade to the E350 right? I don't really know the AMD line, but I was considering a netbook with N455 from intel. 

 

Also, since this has been out for a while, should we expect a drop of price soon?

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Re: How does x120 compares to other netbook

2011-11-15, 20:27 PM
The general benefit of the E350 in a X120e is the integrated GPU is much, much better than what Intel provides for their Atom lineup. It also doesn't hurt that the Bobcat cores are a bit faster than the Atom, but the main thrust is the GPU.

As for price drops... there's supposed to be a X130e with a Core i3 or i5 later shortly, and that might cause either a total phasing out of the X120e, or give you that price drop you wanted.
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Re: How does x120 compares to other netbook

2011-11-16, 1:22 AM
Hum... the X121e uses Intel i Core CPU. AMD APU leverages the GPU power, while Intel i Core CPU leverages the CPU power.
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Re: How does x compares to other netbook

2011-11-16, 2:20 AM

I've had my lenovo for about a year now, I bought it in Feb.. 2011, and it's freaking awesome. Before I had decided on my X120E (with the E-350) I had actually ordered an HP DMZ1, and HP even shipped it to me because I had cancelled that order right when I learned about the X120E. I had a chance to compare the quality of both PCs and it's a world of difference. The case, the screen hinges, and the plastics on the lenovo are basically better quality. The build quality itself is pretty good too; I had a Sager before my Lenovo and that thing creaked (a lot), and it was way more expensive. 

 

Compared to other netbooks, it's fast, really fast. Not only does the GPU/CPU integration work, but it works well. The performance beats other comparable PCs, in both price and specs, and that's something's that's weird coming from a netbook that only costs $450.00. At the time I got it there were other PCs out there for almost the same price, and some were even actual laptops, but for the price I think I got a bargain.

Another thing I failed to mention is the warranty. The HP, for the same price, only had a 30 day warranty and that was one of the big factors that switched me over to the X120E. The one year warranty cannot be beat. I just sent in my netbook because the right speaker went out, and the turnaround was quick, since they didn't have to wait on any parts. They even did a good job at the repair depot, a fact which I found surprising due to all the negative feedback I've heard from it. All in all, even with the one issue I had with my speaker, I would definitely buy my X120E again if I had to.

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Re: How does x compares to other netbook

2011-11-16, 3:26 AM
the both leavage the gpu intel dose too.
the amd claim to fame is that it a out of order like the NEO instead of the atom in order so it more like a mobile chip rather then a cripple chip.
AMD is just starting out with brazos atom is more advanced in terms of what tntel knows so i would expect brazos to really get better with age.
intel has done about as much as they can with atom.
the new atom wont be much by the way i expect it to be better on the cpu but no where near the gpu of braz but amd has a new group comming soon.
the E-350 i find very decent however i do expect more from a out of order chip.
i think intel atom is a very mature well done cpu and in the spring we see a huge amd vs all out slug fest.
my money is on amd because the out of order thing really can push this and when it clock up to 2ghz we see a big difference.if amd knows half as much as intel dose.

i think we could see better performace from -just look at a neo thats pretty much the same just older process.
i think we might get a boost mayby with a update or two.

i dont find it slow at all infact finding the right balence is key i think for the E-350.
as for gpu offloading well dont expect alot.
intel has it too and IE9 as well as silverlight and flash but i think it something they need to push software makers to surport better.

this is not new by the way.
ati had this for years.

i dont think we call the x120 a netbook because it not.
the x120 has ready boot a esata port as well as a few extra items netbooks dont.
the x series is all about the buisness class traveler hence the price -alot more.
but when you look at a asus 12n or something like that there price is very close all all you get with a asus is a hard drive well hidden you cant upgrade easy.
and a HDMI port.

the only flaw i see in the x120 is where the hell is the docking solution.
the pros are the great software surport behind a x series as well as the msata and mobile solutions extras.
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