LG has just announced a pair of new netbooks and a new notebook, ripe and ready for eager eyes at next week’s CeBIT conference in Germany.
The first is the LG T280 notebook – a sleek looking machine priced around $1000 with variations based on configuration. The specs for the LG T280 notebook are as follows:
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- 11.6-inch display
- 1366 x 768 resolution
- Options of Intel 1.3GHz Pentium dual-core or Core 2 Duo processor
- Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics
- 320GB or 500GB hard drive options
- 2GB of RAM
- Six-cell battery
Next in line are LG’s new netbooks. They look pretty standard, packing Intel Atom N450 CPUs, but the LG X140 and X200 netbooks have some visible differences when you look beneath the veneer.
The specs of the X140 and X200 netbooks are as follows:
- Windows 7 Starter
- 10.1 inch LCD display
- 1024 x 600 pixels
- 1GB of RAM
- 160 GB hard drive
- 1.3-megapixel webcam
- Six-cell battery
- SIM card access
- Intel GMA 3150 graphics
- 1GB of RAM
- 250GB hard drive
- Chiclet-style keyboard
- 802.11n Wi-Fi
- USB ports
- Weighs 2.7-pounds
LG’s past netbooks have included the LG X20 and LG X30. LG netbook offerings have historically been capable but bland, though LG did make headlines by delivering its X120 and X130 netbooks in Iraq and Jordan last August.
Today at CeBIT, OCZ Technology announced that it would be making an entrance into the netbook market with the OCZ Neutrino netbook.
The new netbook will be shipping in the US in about nine weeks, coming in two variations.
The first is to be “priced competitively,” which OCZ calls a “DIY” model. This version will allow consumers to select the RAM and HDD they want to customize the netbook experience. Alternatively, if you’re a bit less patient, you can get the machine at a set price with standard specs.
What are those standard specs? The 10.1-inch, 2.86 pound OCZ Neutrino netbook uses “a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, a 945GSE chipset, up to 2GB of RAM, an optional 250GB OCZ SSD, 1,024 x 600 resolution LCD, VGA output, Ethernet, twin USB 2.0 ports, a 4-cell (2,200mAh) battery, WiFi and a 1.3 megapixel webcam.”
You can run Ubuntu or Windows XP on the netbook. Criticisms of the machine are generally aimed at the iffy trackpad, but the keyboard makes up for it.
In a recent announcement in Germany’s CeBIT conference, ASUS announced its three newest Eee PC products: the Eee Keyboard PC, Eee PC T91, and Eee PC 1008HA. They’re confident that their new products will please consumers who “accept no compromise when it comes to exquisite taste in high fashion.” Sounds snazzy.
The Eee Keyboard PC, which we’ve seen hints of before, purports to offer the functionality of a desktop in a miniscule form. And ASUS isn’t the only one who thinks it’s exquisite – the Keyboard PC won the first prize in CeBIT’s PreView Awards.
The new ASUS device makes use of Ultra Wide Band Wireless connectivity to link to TVs and computer monitors, and offers a futuristic 5-inch ‘touch panel’ for control of the screen cursor. The whole concept is screaming ‘multitouch’, so I think we can expect that on the Eee Keyboard PC as well.
Other features include WLAN 802.11n network connectivity, a hi-quality speaker/microphone combo, Bluetooth 2.0, and a few USB ports.
The Eee PC T91 is the latest in a series of adaptable swivel-screen tablet netbooks on the market. It looks really cool, packing a 1024×600 pixel 8.9-inch screen and running the Intel Z520 Silverthorne Atom chipset with a standard 32 GB SSD. ASUS is also offering a “Disk Expander” memory card slot if you want to expand storage.
The TouchSuite software coming with the T91 uses multitouch for programs like FotoFun, where you can organize, edit, and flip through images using the touchscreen. Bonus features include built-in GPS, a TV tuner, Bluetooth, and 3G. We’re expecting a cost around $500 for the Eee PC T91.
The third netbook is the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA, which comes in at one inch thick and a mere 1.1 kg. One particular feature highlighted by ASUS is Eee Docking, an application bar that allows you to access a suite of software with a single click. Included in the suite is Eee Sharing, which can sync the 1008HA with other Eee PCs or computers to share info, even without access to the internet.
Other features include a keyboard at 92% standard size, instant Wi-Fi, a microphone, a 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, WiMAX, and802.11b/g/n.