Last Friday I was fortunate enough to be in Singapore to experience the Singapore IT Fair as well as visit the LG Electronics Singapore Office. While I was there, Wayne the LG Electronics Singapore PR Manager, was kind enough to show me their newest gadget – the LG X300 Netbook. I took the opportunity to record a video with him to give you readers an even closer insight into this sleek new netbook.
I was impressed by its thinness and weight. The LG X300 Netbook is a perfect traveling companion. Slide it into your hand carry bag / laptop bag and you’ll hardly know it was there, as it weighs less than 1 kilogram.
As long as you’re not doing super power-hungry multimedia tasks such as video-editing or 3D animation, the LG X300 will be more than adequate for your daily PC tasks. It comes with a battery-efficient (up to 5 hours) Intel Menlow 2GHz chip, with up to 2GB RAM and 128GB SSD Hard drive. Perfect for surfing the web, word processing and gaming.
The LG X300 is very stylish – I love the textured cover as well as the integrated (aesthetic and functional) touch pad. It does look that LG have applied similar styling that many of us have become familiar with in terms of the Apple MacBook range, particularly in the design of the keyboard and its keys. Also liked how the headphones jack is position on the back right hand side which will result in the headphone wiring being less obstructive / messy.
I can see why this is set to be LG’s netbook flagship – it’s looks good, performs well and pricing reasonable.
See the LG X300 Review / Demonstration video below:
LG X300 Press Release – LG Electronics
SEOUL, Mar. 7, 2010 –LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, today announced the launch of the LG X300, the ultra-thin premium mobile PC. Its sleek and stylish look wowed the visitors at CES 2010 in Las Vegas.
“Given how demanding and discerning consumers are nowadays, we were delighted to receive such acclaim from the public and media at the CES for our new mobile PC,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “It’s a vindication of LG’s efforts to maintain the very highest standards in design without any sacrifices in high-tech or functionality, and ensure our consumers’ experiences with LG PCs just keep getting better.”
The LG X300, LG’s new flagship mobile computing device for 2010, tips the scales at a mere 970g and is only 17.5mm thick for the ultimate in portability.
What’s more, the LG X300 boasts an array of enticing design features. The sleek but wide 11.6-inch LCD screen maximizes the viewing area by eschewing a bezel. Also, its unique reflective keyboard and borderless touchpad add further elegance to this premium mobile PC. To offer the complete package for the most style-conscious users, the LG X300 comes in two colors, shiny white and light brown.
Fitted with a 2.0 GHz Intel Menlow platform with up to 2GB memory and 128GB SSD, the LG X300 runs Windows 7 Home Premium OS and ships with a spare 2-cell battery to provide up to seven hours of use. Thanks to its fan-less, silent operation, the portable PC is also extremely quiet to run, while the LG Smart Pack – LG’s smartest software suite for PC users – ensures the LG X300 is easy to use, even for novices.
The LG X300 packs multimedia features including a 1.3-megapixel webcam with a You-Cam viewer, and SRS TruSurround HD sound. And thanks to an embedded 3G modem chipset, users can easily get online via GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, or HSDPA networks.
The LG X300 will be available in Asia starting in March, followed by the Middle East and South America. Prices will vary country-to-country and will be announced separately in each market.