Lenovo X120e, ThinkPad Edge E220s & E420s Notebooks Head for CES 2011; Boast of New Processors

January 3, 2011, By Leo Xavier

CES 2011 is just round the bend, and as expected, Lenovo is set to invade the show arena with a bevy of beauties. Three new ultra-portable notebooks are heading for the show and all of them hide under the hood new processors that will get unveiled at the show.

Lenovo’s line up includes notebooks bearing names such as X120e, ThinkPad Edge E220s and E420s. The small ultra-portable X120e comes boasting of 11.6 inches of screen real estate, and will put to use AMD’s Fusion chips. Driven by a 1.6GHz E-350 processor, the notebook will also boast of faster Radeon HD 6310 graphics.

Other specs include a 1.5GHz E-240 chip, a three-cell battery, a 160GB 7,200RPM hard drive along with HDMI output and a webcam. Lenovo has also thrown in options to push up storage to 4GB of RAM and the device will come with a 320GB hard drive and a Gobi 3G modem.

The Lenovo X120e will also come with added battery power, and going by what the company says, the battery stays live up to six hours with a six-cell pack – that is even with the weight spec reading 3.3 pounds. Not bad!

All of 1.16 inches in thickness, the X120e also will boast of a full-size keyboard. Prices are expected to stay at sub-$400 levels. It is expected that the X120e will start shipping this February.

The other two products that will come to CES 2011 are the higher end ThinkPad Edge E220s and E420s. While the ThinkPad Edge E220s will boast of a 12.5-inch screen, the E420s  will have a larger 14-inch display. Significant about the devices is that they will be driven by Intel’s new Sandy Bridge-based, second generation Core i3, i5 or i7 chips.

Lenovo will be presenting the E220s as a true lightweight device with thickness less than one inch in measurement and weighing 3.5 pounds. The device will give the optical drive a miss, though.

E420s, the larger device will be thicker with an one inch measurement and heavier  with the spec reading four pounds.

However, this device will come with a built-in slot-loading DVD writer.  While Lenovo will be selling the 14-inch device for a $749 starting price, the 12-inch system will cost $899.

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