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Message 61 of 80

Re: X120e: Buy now or wait?

Power Manager isn't really bloatware. There's a bunch of features that you don't get in standard Windows power management that you do get in Power Manager that are specific to ThinkPad systems.

 

It does load a bit slowly, but it's not that bad.


W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
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afcross
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Registered: ‎02-09-2011
Location: UK
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Message 62 of 80

Re: X120e: Buy now or wait?

Well spotted, blurf! A page many of us in the UK will watch with interest. Perhaps by the time it happens the current issues with this machine will have been sorted. Hope over expectation perhaps?

blurf
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Message 63 of 80

Re: X120e: Buy now or wait?

Either way, it's a software issue.  It's not even a driver / firmware issue, and certainly not a hardware issue.   An extremely non-vital bit of software at that, too.

 

I don't think it includes much that isn't already in the custom configuration options in windows .... it just provides a more user-friendly user interface.

 

 

BrownWallet
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Message 64 of 80

Re: X120e: Buy now or wait?

Well that's a load off my mind. I'd just found the perfect laptop to cater to my needs, and was getting very annoyed that I was being denied the ability to purchase it for geographical reasons! In the age of the internet, I find the artificial division of the world into little fragments for product distribution at best comical, at worst infuriating. Don't even get me started on DVD regions.

 

Hopefully that product page wasn't put there just to get  our hopes up, and we won't be waiting too long for the X120e. Will be checking up on that site every week or so Smiley Very Happy

afcross
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Message 65 of 80

Re: X120e: Buy now or wait?

That page is currently my home page. How sad am I?Smiley Sad

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Message 66 of 80

Re: X120e: Buy now or wait?

Don't be too sad.

 

I've just received my edge 11, it's a too long story but I get it after an x200t, so I don't really need it anymore, btw it's probably the best notebook I've ever touched, it's powerfull, it's incredibly fresher than the X100, and feels quick altough I was used with the X100 equipped with SSD,and now with the X200t

 

The wifi card is also way better than the X100's poor one, the temperatures are way lower (the x100e was used to start @65 degree doing nothing, the Edge 11 reaches that temp only using some torture test programs, but starts @50/55 degre and keep that temp during all the normal activity.

 

The inverted functions keys are nice and generally the machine looks better than I've figured looking at the photos.

 

A nice eye candy addition is the backlit dot above the "i" of Thinkpad, in both the internal and external TP logos.

 

The keyboard (probably built by NMB) feels way better than the classic TP one mounted on my X200 (surely built by Chicony).

 

The bottom panel has now just three screws, and the battery is not anymore the model 17+ one but instead is an 80+ one.

 

I'm really satisfied.

 

Just the (matte) LCD is (as usual for lenovo) a poor one, it's bright, it's crisp, but has a narrow viewing angle, and the black level is not top notch.

 

Sadly, as I said, the Edge 11 is now a duplicate for me, so I have to sell one of them so if anyone is interested just PM me.

junglerumble
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Message 67 of 80

Re: X120e: Buy now or wait?

Hi guys! This is my first post.

I ordered a x120e with e350, 4gb ram, 6 cell, and win 64bit last night! After reading these forums I'm nervous now and hope my x120e is in good shape and I'm not plagued by he issues mentioned in these parts.

are the new x120e's shipped with these issues (screen flickering, random BSODs, schizo trackpad) fixed?

Are they being shipped out faster now as well or do I have to wait 20 years for it to come?

this is my first laptop purchase and I'm super nervous :/
BrownWallet
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Message 68 of 80

Re: X120e: Buy now or wait?

@The_Solutor The European Edge has a MATTE screen? Every review I've ever read about it said glossy. That's a game changer for me, as the lack of a matte screen was the main reason I didn't want to buy a Thinkpad Edge. Performance isn't that crucially important for me - are there any fundamental differences between the Edge 11 and the x120e other than the lack of an AMD fusion processor?

Retired Guru
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Message 69 of 80

Re: X120e: Buy now or wait?

Aleady discussed earlier, the recent models are equipped with the matte screen (my unit certainly has a matte screen).

 

But you have to double check because in some countries some infos are misleading.

 

The EDGE CPU (K345) has more HP than the fusion one (4.1 WEI, V.S. 3.8 WEI).

 

The only drawbacks are the glossy lid and the VGA: better than the X100's one, worst than the X120 one.

 

Probably, whit the normal usage of a small sized notebook, more HP on the CPU are better than more HP on the GPU.

 

About the differences: the inverted function keys (can be switched back trough BIOS setting), and the illuminated logos instead the leds on the front border.

 

As in x100e the  FN and CTRL keys can be swapped.

 

My unit has also the NMB keyboard which is way better than the Chycony one I have on the X200t

red455
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Registered: ‎02-15-2011
Location: United Kingdom
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Message 70 of 80

Re: X120e: Buy now or wait?

The link doesn't work for me? 

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