As lime-green edged netbooks went, LG pretty much had the floor to itself at CES with the LG-X120, but its taken them this long to deliver some details along with the detailing. We now know the 10-inch WSVGA netbook has the 1.6GHz N270 Intel Atom processor, paired with a 160GB hard-drive and, we assume, 1GB of RAM, together with integrated 3G HSPA.
There's also the Smart-On interface - which we know to be a version of Splashtop - that boots in five seconds, together with "Smart-Link" which allows you to transfer files between the LG-X120 and another computer with just a USB cable, together with sharing that computer's optical drive. The netbook weighs 1.2kg and has a choice of two batteries, a 3-cell pack good for up to 3.5hrs or a 6-cell pack for up to 7hrs.
Finally there's a 1.3-megapixel webcam and SRS WOW HD and TruSurround XT for sound boosting. The LG LG-X120 will be available in Europe come March 2009; all that's left is pricing, but LG is keeping that card close to their chest.
[Thanks Bobby!; live image via LG blog]
LG Brings Its Stylish New 3G LG-X120 Netbook to Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain, February, 16, 2009 - LG Electronics, a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, today announced the launch of its smart and stylish new netbook, the LG-X120. With 3G HSPA connection and compact, portable design, users can be connected anywhere, at any time.
Easy connectivity is the LG-X120’s strongest asset. With its 3G HSPA connection and 160GB hard drive, LG-X120 is a powerful portable computer that can be used anywhere. Thanks to the easy-to-use Smart-On interface, the netbook loads its simple Smart-On screen in only five seconds. Just one click of an icon offers access to the most frequently used applications, including its MP3 player, Photo Viewer and internet suite.
With Smart-Link technology and a simple USB cable, LG-X120 connects to regular computers to share files or install new applications, easily accessing data even from the computer’s CD or DVD drive. An advanced security function allows users to safely share files while connected to other devices, without compromising important information.
Easy mobility in a stylish design is the LG-X120’s other important asset. This netbook’s soft textured, classic white exterior blends well with any style, while lime or pink detailing add a splash of color. The cover’s matt surface resists fingerprints and scratches, and its compact size and curved edges make it the perfect companion no matter where it goes. Weighing in at just 1.2kg, the LG-X120 is lightweight and easy to carry. In addition, improved battery life, at 3.5 hours for the 3 cell battery and 7 hours for the 6 cell battery, means more time to work or play on-the-go.
LG-X120 was specifically designed to provide enhanced functionality and convenience with smarter features, packing a powerful multimedia punch. The netbook offers a 1.3 megapixel webcam for video chatting or conferencing, while LG You-Cam software allows users to get creative with unique photo snapshots. SRS WOW HD and TruSurround XT bring stereo effect sound to music and video. The screen’s LED Backlight delivers a high-resolution picture that is clearer and brighter, which is not only easier on tired eyes but saves energy, too.
LG-X120 will be available in March in Europe and will be showcased from February 16 – 19 at the 2009 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.