ThinkPad X120e armed with E-series AMD Fusion APUs

Lenovo unveils CES 2011 ThinkPad refresh

Lenovo has announced three new ultraportable notebooks including the 11.6-inch ThinkPad X120e armed with AMD’s newly unveiled Fusion APU.

The ThinkPad X120e is expected to offer up to six hours of battery life and comes in at just 1.5Kg. The new X120e will be available with Fusion APUs up to the highest performance 1.6GHz Fusion E-Series E-350 APU with an onboard Radeon HD 6310, bringing Direct X 11-capable graphics to the netbook form factor.

The unit is expected to be priced under $400 with the 1.5GHz E-240 with a 160GB hard drive but full pricing and wider specifications aren’t yet known. However it’s clear that the pricing is intended to be competitive with the previous offerings in the ultra portable category.

Lenovo is also set to unveil upgrades to the firm’s higher end ThinkPad Edge range with the 12.5-inch and 14-inch E220 and E420s receiving the expected Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs with the latest generation of Core i3, i5 and i7 processors.

Lenovo is also set to reintroduce SSD drives into the line up in order to increase boot up performance.

The X100e will appear first, Lenovo announced, with shipments beginning in February.

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