Summary: LG sees itself as a cool fashion brand, producing popular mobile phones under its own name and with Prada branding, some innovative flatpanel monitors and TVs - and in the LG Netbook X110m, a better-than-average netbook.
Excerpt: Introducing the LG X10 netbook . It’s not exactly a looker, but then neither was Susan Boyle and we all saw what she did on Bitain’s Got Talent. So, let’s go into this review with an open-mind.
Pros: While this won’t win any beauty pageants any time soon, it can stand proudly alongside other laptops in the netbook toilets without shying away. Firstly it has a spacious 160GB hard drive for saving all your important docs to. It’s pretty easy to use, and did we mention the ten-inch screen is pretty glossy to look at? No? Well it is. And it’s cheap too, coming in at just over £300.
Cons: You wouldn’t exactly use the phrase “top-end” to describe this laptop. Look at it. It’s got a face like Mickey Rourke (nasty and plasticky). It’s not even got HSDPA built-in! The fact that the battery life is only around three hours as well means you won’t be using this on trips from London to Edinburgh either.
Excerpt: LG's X110 may be a tweaked version of MSI's Wind, but its pastel pink and white design sets it apart. It's also available in an all-white design. Unlike any other Wind variant we've seen, the X110 has a built-in 3G modem with the SIM card slot accessible by removing the battery. It's available from Phones4U on a 24-month contract at £35 per month, but you can buy it without a contract for £330.
Summary: When the X110 was first announced, we couldn’t help but notice its striking resemblance to MSI’s ubiquitous Wind . With the latter already rebadged as the Medion Akoya and Advent 4211, it’d come as no surprise if LG did confirm the rumours that the it had indeed rolled off one of MSI’s conveyor belts. But if the two are related, it’s in a long lost brothers kind of way. In the movie of their lives, the X110 is the one that got lucky and was fostered by the rich family.
Conclusion: LG jest jednym z ostatnich dużych graczy rynku komputerów przenośnych, który dotychczas nie sprzedawał netbooków - właściwie już tylko Lenovo nie zaprezentowało swej propozycji w tym bardzo popularnym segmencie. Koreański gigant poszedł jednak na łatwiznę, wykorzystując sprawdzoną konstrukcję innej firmy. W wypadku X110 protoplastą jest MSI Wind U100, w którym zmieniono jedynie układ klawiatury.
Pros: modem UMTS z modułem GPS, ulepszona klawiatura w stosunku do Winda, ekran o wysokim kontraście i jasności
Cons: bardzo krótki czas pracy na baterii, Wi-Fi bez standardu n, niższa wydajność od Winda
Excerpt: ‘One Laptop Per Child’, yani, ‘Her Çocuğa Bir Dizüstü Bilgisayar’ sloganıyla yola çıkan Wired Dergisi yaratıcılarından Nicholas Negroponte, OLPC projesi kapsamında geliştirilen ilk cihaz olan X01’in, işlerin bu noktaya gelmesine neden olacağını kestirebilmiş miydi bilinmez. Ancak X01’in geliştirilmesiyle başlayan süreç, her ne kadar asıl amacını ‘tam olarak’ gerçekleştiremediyse de, en azından bir o kadar yararlı bir akımın doğmasına neden oldu: X01’in piyasanın güçlü...
Cons: Yüzeyinde parmak izi tutması, kullanım amacına göre kısa pil ömrü