LG launches 3G netbook
LG is banking on 3G as it makes its entry into the crowded netbook market.
The X110, showcased at IFA, comes with the usual array of netbook features, including a 10in 1,024 x 600 resolution screen, Atom 1.6GHz processor and 1GB RAM. There’s also a choice of 80GB or 120GB hard drives, as well as white, black, pink or silver body colours.
However, where LG is hoping to stake out some territory is by offering the choice of integrated 3G and GPS alongside 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Ethernet port.
The company has also made the unusual choice of dropping the Linux option, long a staple of the low-cost laptop category, in favour of XP.
Official pricing has not been announced, but rumours suggest it will start at $590, and be sold through Phones4U from October in the UK.
UK customers will be hoping LG doesn’t pull the same trick as Lenovo, which recently unveiled the S10, a netbook which costs over a £100 more in the UK than it does in the US.