LG launches 3G-connected X120 Netbook

LG launches 3G-connected X120 Netbook

Summary: LG today announced the launch of a new Netbook, the LG-X120, featuring a 3G HSPA connection.The company's target is "easy access anywhere, anytime," and thus the 3G HSPA connection.

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LG today announced the launch of a new Netbook, the LG-X120, featuring a 3G HSPA connection.

The company's target is "easy access anywhere, anytime," and thus the 3G HSPA connection. The Netbook also packs a 160GB hard drive, "Smart-On" five-second interface, and "Smart-Link" technology that allows connection to computers via a USB cable to share files or install new applications, "easily accessing data even from the computer's CD or DVD drive."

The X120 has a "soft-textured" white exterior with -- and indicating the target audience -- either lime or pink detailing. The unit weighs in at just 1.2kg (just over 2.5 lbs.), and clocks in at 3.5 hours of battery life for the 3-cell battery and seven hours for the 6-cell battery. The display is LED backlit.

The LG-X120 offers a 1.3 megapixel webcam for video chatting or conferencing with LG You-Cam software. SRS WOW HD and TruSurround XT offer stereo effect sound to music and video.

No word on any other specs at this time.

LG's decision to launch this device at the Mobile World Congress, and not CES, indicating a growing trend of 3G Netbooks bridging the gap between smartphones and laptops.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware

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  • So will this be available with any compatible 3G service?

    Or will only be sold with a two year data contract?
    Michael Kelly
    • Now did ya really have to ask? :)

      Of COURSE it will require a 2 year contract...and im sure AT&T will get the exclusive deal and not subsidze the product (IE>sell it at full price, iPhone [gen1] anyone?)
      JT82