[CES 2011] Lenovo ThinkPad X120e: Laptop pertama dengan APU Fusion dari AMD

Tahun lalu, Lenovo memperkenalkan ThinkPad X100E yang menawarkan kinerja di atas netbook, tapi dengan portabilitas yang hampir setara. X100E juga merupakan ThinkPad termurah sejauh ini dan mampu menarik pebisnis yang hanya membutuhkan laptop untuk kebutuhan aplikasi kantoran standar saja. Daya tarik X100E saat diluncurkan terletak pada keyboard yang nyaman serta nama ThinkPad yang sudah “nempel” di kalangan pebisnis.

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Nah, bertepatan dengan CES (Consumer Eletronics Show) yang berlangsung di Las Vegas, Lenovo mengumumkan ThinkPad X120E. Kelebihan utama X120E terletak pada penggunaan Fusion APU keluaran AMD. APU sendiri merupakan singkatan dari Accelerated Processing Unit, dan pada intinya merupakan gabungan dari CPU (Central Processing Unit) dan GPU (Graphic Processing Unit). Bisa dikatakan, Fusion APU ini mirip seperti platform SandyBridge dari Intel yang memadukan prosesor multi-core dengan chip grafis berperforma tinggi.

Untuk desain, X120E masih mempertahankan desain lama X100E yang memang cukup bagus (menurut saya lho). Spesifikasi singkat: X120E mengemas layar 11,6 inci, APU FUSION dari AMD dengan pilihan Zacate E-240 dan E-350 yang telah mengemas chip grafis AMD Radeon HD 6310. Untuk daya tahan baterai, Lenovo mengklaim notebook mungil ini mampu bertahan sampai 6,5 jam. Rencananya Lenovo ThinkPad X120E akan dijual mulai dari kisaran US$400. Berminat?

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Lenovo today announced its latest entry ultraportable, the ThinkPad X120e laptop, that raises the bar for affordable business-class performance. As the first commercial laptop to feature an AMD Fusion E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), the ThinkPad X120e blends real-world needs for faster applications and graphics processing with enhanced battery life and digital display features starting at less than $400. “Multimedia elements like audio and video have become important parts of our world, and businesses are embracing this trend in digital content,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, ThinkPad Marketing and Product Operations, Lenovo. “We’ve optimized the ThinkPad X120e to not only give businesses an excellent experience creating and consuming multimedia content, but we’ve also made key improvements to an area that has plagued laptops: battery life.”

Professional Performance
The ultraportable ThinkPad X120e is small in stature by design, but it now packs an even more powerful punch for business productivity. Integrating an AMD Fusion E-Series APU gives users 65 percent faster graphics performance1, which speeds up Web searches, page loads and running business applications. At the same time, the ThinkPad X120e gives users longer battery life – up to 30 percent longer – for more than six hours2 and meets Energy Star 5.0 specifications. It also carries the EPEAT Gold rating for its environmental attributes. Additionally, the ThinkPad X120e comes with an HDMI port for projecting content on another monitor or a TV screen.

“Mobile users no longer have to trade battery life for great graphics performance,” said Chris Cloran, corporate vice president and general manager, Client Division AMP Products Group, AMD. “AMD Fusion APUs allow for thinner, cool-running devices that can last the day and do what’s demanded of today’s professional.”

Just-Right Fit
As compact as it is, the ThinkPad X120e is designed to fit just right for business users who need to balance portability and usability. An 11.6 inch screen and a full-size keyboard give users plenty of room to work comfortably, and the contemporary ThinkPad keyboard features a progressively clean look while retaining the same comfortable feel of the ThinkPad classic keyboard.

Incredibly Mobile
Starting under three pounds, the ThinkPad X120e includes WiFi and optional Bluetooth and mobile broadband.

Business-Class Support
Lenovo offers a portfolio of service and support offerings to protect the ThinkPad X120e and to support IT departments. ThinkPad Protection covers repairs resulting from accidents, drops and spills, while ThinkPlus Priority Support provides 24×7 business-class technical support for IT administrators.

Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad X120e laptop will be available beginning in February through Lenovo business partners and www.lenovo.com. Models start under $400.

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