£249 Lenovo X121e ThinkPad laptop

The Lenovo ThinkPad X121e laptop costs only £249 at Lenovo’s UK outlet, a great price given that the price includes free shipping and the device fetches a whopping £390 at Kikatek.

This ultra-portable laptop is located midway between a netbook and an Ultraportable. It runs on an AMD Fusion E-450 APU, one clocked at 1.65GHz with two cores and 1MB L2 cache.

There’s also an AMD Radeon HD 6320M GPU, far faster than other integrated non-AMD video solutions,4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard disk drive spinning at 7200RPM, a trackpoint and a touchpad (a combination that Lenovo calls UltraNav), Windows 7 Home Premium, one year warranty, Bluetooth, a 6-cell Li-Ion battery with an 8-hours run time, Wi-Fi, a webcam and an 11.6in 1,366 x 768 pixel LED display.

The X121e doesn’t really come with any competitors at this price point given that it packs the hardware usually found in a normal size laptop into a pint-sized form factor and even shaves off the price (albeit slightly).

Competitors to the ThinkPad X121e include the Packard Bell Dot netbook, Asus X101CH netbook and the Asus X401A.