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LG's minimalist new P220 notebook gets Korean release

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August 15, 2011

The LG P220 Windows 7 notebook is said to continue in the minimalist footsteps of its iF D...

The LG P220 Windows 7 notebook is said to continue in the minimalist footsteps of its iF Design award-winning predecessor, the P210

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LG has announced Korean availability for its new premium notebook that squeezes a 12.5-inch widescreen display into the kind of notebook body size normally reserved for 11.6-inch screens. The IPS display is also said to cater for multiple viewers at different viewing angles within a 178 degree arc, without loss of definition or color. The P220's sharing capabilities continue into wireless territory thanks to included content sharing software that allows users to let other DNLA-compliant devices get in on the video, music or photo action.

Sporting Macbook-like-block-looks, the LG P220 Windows 7 notebook is said to continue in the minimalist footsteps of its iF Design award-winning predecessor, the P210. Its 12.5-inch, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, LED-backlit LCD display is surrounded on three sides by a 9.5 mm Real Slim Bezel, allowing it to slip into a much smaller notebook chassis than other notebooks in its class.

No USB 3.0 here - users will have to make do with Hi-Speed ports only

The LG P220 is powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5 2467M processor running at 1.6 GHz (up to 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost) supported by up to 4GB DDR3 memory. It comes with Intel HD Graphics 3000 (shared), an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam and a 320GB single-platter HDD spinning at 5400 RPM.

Unfortunately LG hasn't given its clean and modern new notebook USB 3.0 physical connectivity, so users will have to make do with Hi-Speed ports only, but there is HDMI and a 4-in-1 media card reader. Wireless capability fairs a bit better, with Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.

The 11.7 x 7.6 x 0.8-inch (297.6 x 193.4 x 20.9 mm), 2.86 pound (1.3 kg) LG Xnote P220 notebook comes supplied with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition and is available in Korea this month in white, pink and blue for KRW 1,740,000 (US$1,612). A European release is to follow shortly, but there's no word on whether it will make its way Stateside.

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3 Comments

Why would I want to pay $1600 for a windows machine that "looks" like a Mac? I could get a more powerful laptop at half that price or less! Somebody is buying these and I need to know who they are. I have beach front property here in the Midwest for sale.

Sk33t3r
16th August, 2011 @ 11:03 am PDT

Best new gadget of the year! And it in NO WAY resembles any notebooks from that fruit company. Way to go LG, show us more of your wonderful innovations =)

Михаил Финогенов
16th August, 2011 @ 11:53 am PDT

companies should not be bringing new products to market without USB 3.0

danBran
17th August, 2011 @ 09:04 am PDT
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