LG X300 ultra-thin packs 3G, 2GHz Atom Z550

Chris Davies - Jan 7, 2010, 2:08pm CST
LG X300 ultra-thin packs 3G, 2GHz Atom Z550

LG have outed a new ultra-thin notebook, the LG X300, and it’s seemingly using Intel’s 2GHz Menlow-based Atom Z550 rather than any of the new Pine Trail chips. Measuring a scant 17.6mm thick, the X300 has an 11.6-inch display, 2GB of RAM and an SSD for storage.

There’s also WiFi, Bluetooth and integrated 3G UMTS modem, and LG bundle two batteries with the ultraportable for lengthy on-the-road use.  Apparently you’ll see up to 7hrs use overall, though that’s with both batteries.

There’s also a borderless trackpad with haptic feedback and an auto-sync client that pulls new PIM data from a nearby paired cellphone.  LG expect the X300 to arrive on the market starting in February, but they’re yet to confirm pricing.

Press Release:

LG Showcases Ultra Thin Mobile PC at CES 2010

Seoul, Jan 7, 2010 – LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, unveiled its ultra-thin premium mobile PC, LG X300, at CES 2010 in Las Vegas.

The LG X300 offers the sleekest and most stylish look and feel ever for fashion-conscious road warriors. This premium mobile PC tips the scales at a mere 970g and is only 17.6mm thick for the ultimate in portability.

“LG has secured design leadership by delivering the most sophisticated mobile devices to delight our consumers,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “The LG X300 boasts an ultra-slim and durable exterior without any sacrifice of functionality and performance and is further evidence of our technological leadership in mobile computing devices.”

The LG X300 boasts a collection of refined and elegant design features. The sleek but wide 11.6-inch LCD eschews a bezel to maximize viewing area and is offered with a distinctive white and light brown patterned lid to suit the most style-conscious users. The unique keyboard is reflective and the borderless touchpad features hidden lighting and tactile feedback.

The LG X300 is based on a 2.0 GHz Intel Menlow platform with up to 2GB memory and a solid state drive (SSD) instead of a hard disk. The X300 ships with a spare 2-cell battery to provide up to seven hours’ operation and the fanless, silent operation makes the X300 the ideal companion for the truly demanding mobile user.

LG’s Smart Pack, the smartest software suite for notebook and mobile PC users, will be offered on the LG X300. The newly-added Smart POP automatically synchronizes personal information management (PIM) data from the mobile device to the PC over Bluetooth and an alert feature enables users to directly read or reply to an SMS via the LG X300 without having to touch a mobile phone.

An upgraded version of Smart On provides seamless access to e-mail and boots to allow a menu of frequently used functions in only five seconds. Smart Recovery and Smart Care features also help keep the machine running at peak efficiency – even for novice users.

The LG X300 packs multimedia technologies including a 1.3-megapixel webcam with the You-Cam viewer for video chatting and conferencing and SRS TruSurround HD sound for rich audio. Thanks to an embedded 3G modem chipset, the user can easily get online via GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, or HSDPA networks.

The premium LG X300 will be rolled out globally starting in February following its introduction at CES 2010.

[via Engadget]

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