I am planning to get a Lenovo ultraportable for development work. It will be a Linux box.
I'm looking to compare between the soon-to-be-released x120e (http://shop.lenovo.com/us/products/professional-grade/thinkpad/x-series/x120e/index.html), which is AMD Fusion based (which is AMD E-350 dual core+graphics) and x201(s/i) (s/i is basically the same with a few minor differences here and there), which is Core i3 based. If i can go with the first, provided there isn't too much of a performance hit, i can also look to accomodate an SSD at a much lower cost. I wonder how the former will stack up against the latter for a development machine.
I'm mostly going to be using this for web development work (i'll run at least a web server, db, message queue)and some occasional forays into Scipy/Numpy. Things that i'd be keen to also have support for would be
- Able to run multiple Vagrant VMs
Do you think the x120e would be worth waiting for compared to the x201(s/i)?