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LG rolls out first netbook in the US


LG has finally joined the rest of the computing world (Stateside, of course) by releasing their first netbook in the US ever – with the LG X120 being the star of the show this time round. This is pretty surprising considering the LG X120 has already arrived in other countries some time ago, but still, the adage holds true – better late than never. With a deluge of netbooks already flooding the market in the US, is there room for one more? Why not take a closer look at the LG X120 after the jump before drawing up any conclusions, and who knows, you might just have that itch to purchase a brand new netbook for yourself or a member of the family this coming Christmas.

The LG X120 netbook is the first of its kind from LG, where it not only delivers all the benefits of a netbook, it also offers users a shortcut to the fun stuff with a unique Smart On interface which makes it a snap to stay connected faster and easier than ever. Regardless of whether you’re an avid social networker who just needs to check on your Facebook page round the clock or a college student who wants something light and yet functional, the LG X120 is able to deliver. Although I would think for the former, he/she would probably also own a cellphone or BlackBerry which already comes with a Facebook application to handle the mobile social networking aspect.

Tipping the scales at 2.8lbs, the slim and stylish LG X120 will feature a sleek white matte exterior and fashionable blue trim, capable of running for up to 7 hours on a full charge. You also get round-the-clock Internet connection thanks to a built-in AT&T 3G wireless connection, although that remains subject to the area you’re at as well as the signal strength, so be prepared to surf at EDGE speeds sometimes as well. Other features include 1GB RAM, a 160GB hard drive, a 10.1″ screen with crystal clear LED backlighting, an integrated 1.3 megapixel camera, HD stereo speakers and Wi-Fi connectivity. You can pick up the Window XP-powered LG X120 for $179.99 with a 2-year AT&T DataConnect service agreement, accompanied by a $60 monthly 5GB plan.

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