It must be mini-laptop week at the FCC. Yesterday morning, we told you that Toshiba and Sony had recently filed documents with the FCC for the upcoming Toshiba Mini NB300 netbook and an updated version of the Sony Vaio Mini W. Now there’s word that LG is working on its first 11.6 inch notebook with an Intel Atom processor.
The FCC is hosting a series of documents related to the new X30, which LG has yet to officially announce. That includes a user manual, external photos, and a number of shots of the computer’s innards. It’s always nice when the pros crack open the case and peek inside so you know what to expect without actually having to purchase one yourself.
The notebook weighs just 2.1 pounds with a 3 cell battery. It has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, a solid state disk, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and Bluetooth. There are no specifics about the Intel Atom processor. The touchpad supports multitouch gestures such as pinching to zoom.
The user manual mentions an Intel Atom processor, but doesn’t specify which Atom CPU the computer uses. There’s no word on pricing or availability yet, or why the image from the user manual above shows the notebook running Windows 7, but in the wireless test photos shown in other FCC documents, the computer is running Windows XP.
You can check out a few more photos after the break, but the promo shot above looks a lot sexier than the images snapped in a poorly lit room for the FCC tests.
To be fair, The Sony X series is a pathetic 2 cell. Havinga 2 cell or 3 cell is like owning a failure notebook. I guess the only real thing worth it is a 6 cell. Anyone can guess what is the lightest 6 cell netbook in town then?
789 g for an 11.6″ notebook. It’s an achievement but those things could have used an Intel Celeron processor or an Athlon Neo, but Atom should do.
The most sensational about the new LG is the weight of only 2,1 pounds. If true (which is possible, given the looks of it). But probably it will run against the comparable Sony Vaio-X also in price.
Its high time all the manufacturers with 11.6 CULV netbooks reduce their weight of their machines. If Sony can do 11.1 inches for 650 to 700g in weight, I don’t see why the other big boys cannot do so.
It is a joke to come out with 11.6 at 1.5KG weight. The Japanese came out 12 inches at 800 grams many many years ago.
PC manufacturers are just plain lazy. Like I said, if Sony can do it, why can’t the rest do it?
Or are they just slowly reducing the weight every few years as a marketing strategy?
LG surely stepping up there game. Anxious to get my hands on one of these.
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