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On Monday, Lenovo introduced its entry-level ThinkPad X120e notebookwhich targets business users and runs both Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Professional. It includes 30 percent longer battery compared to previous ThinkPad models. It comes with an 11.6-inch screen and a full-size keyboard a Webcam, a 4-in-1 multicard reader, an HDMI port and support for Energy Star 5. The ThinkPad X120e will be available next month for a starting price of under $400.
AMD says it expects Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba to make product announcements regarding Fusion-based systems at CES. The company did not mention Apple among OEMs using Fusion.
The possibility of an AMD-Apple partnership had arisen after a presentation given in November at AMD's 2010 Financial Analyst Day seemed to show Apple Macbooks paIred with Fusion chips.
Tablets and embedded designs based on AMD Fusion APUs are expected be available later in Q1 2011, according to a statement from AMD.
Meanwhile, Intel officially unveiled its Sandy Bridge integrated graphics platform on Tuesday. Companies including Apple and Lenovo have announced plans to incorporate the Core i7 2600K and Core i5 2500K Sandy Bridge processors in their products. In addition, Intel says that the channel also will play a major role in the chips' distribution strategy.