If the laptop in the picture above looks familiar, there’s a good reason for that. It’s the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e, a brand new business-class laptop which looks almost exactly like the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e… a year-old business class laptop. There’s exactly one difference in the case design: The new model has an HDMI port. See it there, between the vent and the USB port?
But this is a case where it’s what’s inside that counts. The X120e has a new AMD E-350 dual core processor which offers better graphics performance in a more energy efficient package. While Lenovo says the X100e laptop got about 5 hours of battery life with a 6 cell battery (which I confirmed with my own tests), the new model reportedly gets closer to 6.6 hours.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X120 will start shipping in February for $400 and up.