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Compact without compromising performance, it has everything you need, from a full sized keyboard and HDMI connectivity, to 9.3 hours battery life.

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Customer Reviews for Thinkpad X121e Intel
Review 1 for Thinkpad X121e Intel
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patr
Location:Maidenhead, UK
Owned Product:1-6 months
Processor:Intel Core i3
Memory:4 GB or more

Excellent subnotebook under Linux

Date:18 February 2012
Pros: Build Quality, Processor, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage, linux compatibility
Cons: Battery
"I have had this laptop for 4 months now and I really love it. I purchased the Intel i3/4GB version, and it appears to be more responsive and powerful than my office laptop (a Thinkpad T400) when using my development tools. I had had issues with the original configuration under Win7, and I had to wipe out everything. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 instead and everything worked fine after some tuning. The only disappointment is the battery life which is more around 4.5 hours instead of the advertised 6-7 hours. Overall my best laptop ever."
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Review 2 for Thinkpad X121e Intel
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5 out of 5
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Bradley
Location:United Kingdom, Nottingham
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Premium
Processor:Intel Core i3
Memory:2 GB

Fantastic mobile laptop, the best I have ever had!

Date:21 January 2012
Pros: Weight, Durability, Software compatibility, Bluetooth, Video card, Wireless card, Screen size, Build Quality, Display performance, Display resolution, Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Support, Included software, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage
Cons: Warranty, Security Features
"I brought this laptop/ mobile laptop just before I started at university. I had never heard of lenovo before, so I was slightly skeptical , however I had read reviews about the think pad and how it is a trusted name. And so I went ahead and brought it. It took only 3days delivery from China to the UK (and about 1-2 weeks to make) . The laptop I can honestly say is the best I have ever had, it is the perfect size 11.6 inch screen is not to small and is just about right, it is easy to fit it in to a small bag and it is fairly light. The keyboard is nice and spaced so it is easy type and there is a protective membrane to stop crumbs and spillages from getting in to the laptop. The laptop has an incredibly fast boot up, and works incredibly well, I can run matlab and many other high demand programs on it. It is easy to watch videos and the battery life is fantastic,I think I upgraded mine in the customise section, it last for around 6 hours on the max energy draining settings and around 9-11 hours on the min energy draining settings. The screen is great for stopping glare and It has fantastic wireless capabilities. Lenovo also have a series of tools preloaded on to the laptop which are great, you can run monthly checks to ensure all components in the laptop are working to full capacity and you can also enable something called battery stretch which is great for when your battery is very low and you need it to last for an extra 30 minutes or so. It also has one other great feature, there is an accelerometer built in to the laptop. An accelerometer is a device to measure the speed at which something is falling due to gravity. If the laptop is dropped by accident, and it is above a threshold acceleration then the laptop deploys an airbag to protect the hard drive from the impact to ensure that none of you data is lost. I think this is a fantastic feature and although it is not highlighted , it is so good to know that it is there and will be always be there even when the laptop is turned off. I am just over 6ft tall and this laptop/mobile laptop is very easy for me to use, as I find netbooks are often just a little to small, but this really is great!"
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Review 3 for Thinkpad X121e Intel
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4 out of 5
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neill
Location:london
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Home
Processor:Intel Core i3
Memory:2 GB

good solid machine

Date:01 December 2011
"Bought as alternative to netbook. Works well and good value. Pretty light to carry. Build quality fine
Have intel processor and can run several programmes well on 2g ram, so haven't bothered to upgrade as yet.
windows 7 prone to glitch from time to time and lock machine, requiring power down to unlock, sometimes need to remove battery to reset
don't bother to install tap, just hampers operation of machine and full of adverisising icons, which you access directly should you needs them"
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Review 4 for Thinkpad X121e Intel
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ktp1
Location:UK
Owned Product:Less than a month
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Core i3
Memory:4 GB or more

Excellent little laptop

Date:15 October 2011
Pros: Weight, Screen size, Build Quality, Display resolution, Processor, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals, Storage
"I was looking for a small, lightweight laptop for a second machine, as websense at work is overly strict. This was just what I wanted, netbook size and weight with enough processor power to comfortably run office. The screen is nice and clear, with a matt effect unlike some cheaper laptops. Build quality is good and the keyboard is large enough for comfirtable typing with all the keys you would expect.
I went for the 4GB RAM upgrade which probably helps the performance. We also reinstalled windows to remove al the superfluous options that are enabled by default.
Some people have mentioned a loud fan with this laptop. The fan does run alot (as you would expect with a laptop this small) but is hardly noticable.
The only negatie I have found is that the red finish is quite matt and does show fngerprints.
Would highy recommend for anyone looking for a small, lightweight, but reasonably powered laptop."
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Review 5 for Thinkpad X121e Intel
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ErKropka
Location:Feltham, UK
Owned Product:1-6 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Premium
Processor:Intel Core i3
Memory:4 GB or more

Very good but not great.

Date:06 October 2011
Pros: Weight, Video card, Battery, Processor, Keyboard/peripherals
Cons: Build Quality, Screen size, Included Software
"I have bought that laptop mainly because of mobility and performance. During 1 month of usage I can say:
CONS:
- build quality is not great. It does not mean it falling apart but i.e. touchpad does the 'sound' like crackling every time when I type. Also hinges gives similar sound.
- 'airflow solution' is not great, the CPU fan sucks the air from the bottom through the tinny hole, better solution would be to have that airflow from the side to the back then from the bottom to the side as it blows the hot air on the left side when the laptop gets busy (I am left handed so this is quite annoying I guess for the right handed would be the same problem as it was in previous model)
- Fan... the fan works almost constantly, sometimes faster/louder bust most of the time its blows the air on low speed (even on linux ubuntu 11.04 where I have cpu clock down it still blows the air) overall is not so loud in idle
- Windows 7 has some software preinstalled so you would have to remove them manually. Also the text on W7 looks quite small so you probably would have to increase the size of the fonts to make text better to read. I have also noticed that W7 works much slower than Ubuntu 11.04 I would not go for windows XP as I am not sure if I would have hardware fully supported by drivers.
PROS:
- very good keyboard
- I have fingerprint (love it)
- works quite long on one charge
(about 5-7h on linux, internet, documents, text editors, about 3-5h on Windows7 mostly gaming)
- gaming on that laptop is quite fun (that is why I opted to get i3 than amd a-350 instead) I can run mass effect, king's bounty, supreme commander, Ground Control, Anno 1401 and few others and they are playable (run smooth) in low settings with some changes to medium.
- laptop itself is quite light
Overall I am happy with my purchase as I wanted small, portable laptop which would allow me to play some modern games and watch movies also to do some work if required and would not cost me a fortune."
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