LG X130 netbook optimistically promises 12-hour battery life

LG is working on a sequel to the X110 netbook. Not excited? We don't blame you, but what if we tell you the new X130 is set to have arguably the longest battery life in the industry?

It turns out LG is working on a sequel to the X110 it released last year. Not excited? We don't blame you, but what if we tell you the new X130 is set to have arguably the longest battery life in the netbook industry? Yes, we thought that might get your attention. For a second or two.

The X130 will come with a nine-cell battery, which according to LG will last up to 12 hours during light use, or up to 7 hours 30 minutes while watching movies. That sounds amazing -- and a tad optimistic to us -- but if it gets anywhere near this figure we'll be absolutely delighted. Nearly.

There's not much else to write home about. Rather than building on the fairly solid foundations of its predecessor, LG's follow-up simply seems to regurgitate old ideas. The hinge now has a chrome strip, and the lid now says X-Note on it, but the X130 still packs a 10.1-inch, 1,024-768-pixel display, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB... yawn... hard drive and a copy of Windows XP Home Edition. Meh.

LG has yet to confirm when the X130 will hit UK shores and how much it'll cost, but we suspect that, like its older brother, it'll only be available with a broadband contract. That is all. We'll have more as we get it.

 

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