Lenovo's first machine based on the AMD Brazos platform is now available for purchase. Announced back in January during CES, the 11.6-inch ThinkPad X120e is a straightforward update to the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e that replaces AMD's old Neo parts with the long-awaited Fusion APUs -- specifically Zacate E-240 and E-350 processors.

The base model starts at $399 and gets you the 1.5GHz single-core AMD E-240, with built-in AMD Radeon 6310 graphics, as well as 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 250GB hard drive, 3-cell battery and Windows 7 Home Premium. An extra $90 lets you upgrade to the 1.6GHz dual-core AMD E-350 and a 6-cell battery, while you can also customize memory, storage space, or add Bluetooth connectivity. All models feature 802.11n Wi-Fi, a webcam and built-in 3G.


The E-350 powered x120e has received mostly favorable reviews so far as it offers superior performance than its Atom-based competition for less money and comparable battery life. If you are looking for an affordable business netbook combined with some good ergonomics and build quality be sure to check this one out.