LG X-Note E200 laptop targets rich students

With the launch of their latest X-Note E200 series of laptops, LG are hoping we'll concentrate on the fact that they're branding them for the "young generation"; of course, you and I know it's just another opportunity to play "guess my model motivation!" So, what might these sweet girls be thinking, as they gently mash their confused hands against the keys of LG's finest? I'm thinking "but surely the ASUS Eee is meant to be the laptop for the young?!"

Cynical of me, perhaps, but at this point LG's branding does look to be a vague marketing exercise to give their notebook youth-cred. After all, with a price tag of around $1,489 when it hits Korea, it's very much a full-grown computer rather than an affordable piece of tech like the Eee promises to be.

Still, looked at through my hype-reducing goggles, the E200 doesn't fall flat on its face. A clean (if Sony-esque) design coupled with a 2.0GHz Core 2 Duo T7250 CPU, 1GB RAM, ATI Radeon X1250 graphics, a dual-layer DVD burner and, most interestingly, 120GB hybrid hard drive with 256MB flash, make for a deuced decent machine.

LG round things out with a 1.3 mega pixel webcam, HDMI, 3 USB ports and a 5-in-1 memory card reader.

LG X-Note E200 press release [via PCLaunches]