Lenovo has just announced the release of a new ultraportable notebook computer – the ThinkPad X121e. Designed for business people on the go or students looking for a lightweight computer to bring to classes. The notebook features mid-range specs which should be enough for most applications on the go, including the occasional casual game or two but not heavy graphic rendering or hardcore gaming.
The entry level ThinkPad X121e features an AMD C-50 APU, 1GB of RAM, a 240GB hard disk, while it can be upgraded to the AMED E-350 APU with 4GB of RAM and a larger battery. Other options include an Intel Core i3-2357 M processor with an optional 128 GB SSD and a bigger battery as well.
Standard specs include: 11.6″ matte screen (1366 x 768), two unpowered USB 2.0 ports, one powered USB 2.0 port, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, D-sub connector, webcam, headset jack, SDXC reader, and WiFi. Bluetooth 3.0, WiMax and/or 3G is optional. Prices start at about $575 for the base unit and it is available now in Europe and Japan, no word on when it’ll reach stateside though.