Tuesday, May 19, 2009

LG X120 Netbook

The next installment netbook range from LG is finally here. The good news is it looks fairly promising.

The first thing that stands out is the new sleek look. LG has come out with a nice eye catching design and color scheme that screams contemporary design but is still subtle and will sit in the corner quiet enough to not merit too much attention. With a fine Matte finish your going to find fingerprint smudges are a worry of the past. Inside you will however find a glossy finish and gloss screen, which actually works fairly well and doesnt clash with the exterior too much.

There is plenty of room on the keyboard for a netbook. Too often netbooks fail in the comfortable typing / navigating department. however LG has managed to squeeze every last inch of space out of the keyboard to give a fairly roomy design. 3 USB ports for additional devices is also a breath of fresh air. You will also find a SD card slot and an expandable memory bay of up to 1GB. a 3G version is also available in some countries, however not in the US

The X120 ships with Windows XP, but one of LG's biggest assets is its Splashtop-based Smart-On interface, which gets its own dedicated power button to allow for quick and easy access. The interface boots in a matter of seconds and gives you access to a few essential applications, including a web browser, a music player, a photo browser, an instant messaging app, Skype, and even a basic games application that links to some online games.

The X120 hosts a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive, Windows XP and a 10-inch WSVGA screen as standard. 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. There is improved battery life, at 3.5 hours for the 3 cell battery and 7 hours for the 6 cell battery.

Overall its not too different from whats already out there on the market. but its certainly right up there in design and functionality and should be at the top of any ones choice in this range of netbooks.

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