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LG debuts its new Netbook in Barcelona

LG showcases the LG-X120 at the GSMA 2009 Mobile World Congress show.

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This week, at the GSMA Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, LG Electronics announced the launch of its new Netbook, following on the heels of the LG-X110 Netbook released last year.

Offering an integrated 3G HSPA connection and a 160GB hard drive, the LG-X120 appears to be a worthy contender in the Netbook market.

LG includes what the company refers to as a "Smart-On" interface, which basically allows the user to access the most frequently used programs just a few seconds after hitting the power button, without waiting for the operating system to completely load on the desktop.

The LG-X120 also incorporates the company's "Smart-Link" technology--which can connect to other computers to share files or install new applications via a USB cable--and an advanced security function allowing users to safely share files while connected to other devices.

The Netbook comes in white, with either a lime or pink outer detail. The cover has a matte surface, so it doesn't attract fingerprints, smudges, or scratches. It's available with either a three- or six-cell battery, and it measures 1.3 inches tall by 10.4 inches wide by 7 inches deep.

The rest of its specs include:

  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor
  • 1.3-megapixel Webcam
  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • 3 USB ports
  • 10.1-inch WSVGA screen at a 1,024x576 resolution
  • SRS WOW HD and TruSurround XT for sound

The LG-X120 Netbook will purportedly see a March release in Europe, but no announcements were made about a U.S. release, or how much it would cost.