02-18-2011 12:08 PM
There's a lot of talk here about the hated 'glossy' Edge display screens. Though it's perhaps not appropriate to comment here, I have found that the Edge 11 comes with two screens "Glare" and "Anti Glare" (by which I've deduced they mean "Shiny" and "Matt"). For instance, the NVY5EUK and NVY5FUK are both "Anti Glare", thogh most of the others are shiny.
I've already commented in this thread how disappointed I am that the x120e is not coming to Europe and the UK, but a sales rep did slip, in a conversation about the Edge 11, that the x120e might come to Europe later in the year. How true is anyone's guess. I'm now more torn than ever over whether to get a matt screen Edge 11 now, or wait and see IF the x120e makes to these shores. Not sure how long I can wait!
02-18-2011 01:38 PM - last edited on 02-18-2011 03:48 PM by bananaman
Lenovo are idiots for not allowing this to come to the UK? What stupidity. I will not push for an X11. This was ideal for my budget.
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02-19-2011 02:11 AM
Steady! There may a thousand reasons why early release into Europe was not the best thing for Lenovo to do. Remember they will have stock to shift, and probably complex agreements with AMD and Intel to be met. I'm sure the money guys have considered this decision carefully - I don't think this makes them idiots!
What is regrettable, for both Lenovo and their potential customers, is that they led us all to believe that February would see a world-wide release of the x120e. European customers have been expecting to be able to order it early this year, and so have waited rather than consider, say, the Edge 11. That frustration will lead some to now buy the Edge, and others to wait indefinitely if it's not business-critical, but others will be annoyed enough to switch brands.
Between us we have now heard "world-wide in February", "will not be released in the UK", and "Europe/UK later in the year" - I hope it's just the messenger who is confused, and not the decison makers! I would urge Lenovo to give us some sort of time-frame for a Europe/UK release, if they can, so that we can plan our future purchases sensibly.
02-19-2011 10:43 AM - last edited on 02-19-2011 12:47 PM by andyP
There seems to be quite an active call in this Forum from Germany to see the x120e soon. Should we perhaps make our voices heard in this thread for an early (or at least definitive) UK launch as well?
02-20-2011 01:29 AM - edited 02-20-2011 01:31 AM
This is a real marketing gaff. What can be the point of this? To shift unsold stock of x100e s? Or is that the European marketing department realises that many potential customers for the more expensive x200 series will opt for the X120e? That's exactly the point! Many of us don't need the whizz-bang features of the x200 series, yet we want a real thinkpad that's very light and thin. And no, the Edge series with its glossy covers and silver-edge a-la-PCWorld won't do it for us.
So come on Lenove, sell the x120e in Europe. We're as good as anyone else in the world and deserve the same choice.
As for me, I'm not holding out any hopes - unless I hear of a change of heart by Lenovo, I'm going to get something by another manufacturer.
02-20-2011 05:10 AM