LG has launched the X170 10.1-inch netbook, featuring optional Intel Atom dual-core processor and 720p display.
The LG X170 comes with the Atom N455 single-core or N550 dual-core chip, 1366 x 768 (720p) or 1024 x 600 screen, 1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, the GMA 3150 integrated graphics, a 6-cell battery, and Bluetooth 3.0.
LG’s new netbook has an exterior with rounded edges and comes in pink, blue, black, or ivory color.
There’s also the new LG SmartPOP technology that allows access to your cell phone from the netbook – to dial in, to receive calls, send receive SMS, transfer files, and sync data.
It starts at around $565 in Korea and there’s no word on availability and pricing in other countries.
Lenovo is now offering a slightly updated version of the Lenovo S10-3 netbook. The new Lenovo S10-3 netbook comes standard with an Intel Atom N455 processor and a DDR3 RAM module. Surprisingly, the capacity of the hard disk has been reduced to mere 160GB.
The updated Lenovo S10-3 is available at 300 dollars, which is surprisingly 50 dollars cheaper than the DDR2 model.
The very famous and capable HP Mini 210 (with Atom N455 CPU) is now available at the Amazon Germany for 349 Euros. Other than the minor CPU change, rest of the specs remain unchanged, which means that you still get the 10.1-inch LED display, GMA 3150 graphic chipset, 250GB hard disk, and runs Windows 7 Starter OS.
Note – The only difference the Atom N455 processor brings to the table is its support for the DDR3 RAM.
More and more netbooks with the new Atom N455 are popping-up everywhere. Now, the Lenovo S10-3 featuring this new CPU has been spotted at a UK store called more computers. There are two models available – one has 3G radio and one without 3G.
Specifications remain unchanged – GMA 3150, 250GB HDD, 1GB RAM and Windows 7 Starter OS.
The Toshiba NB305 is widely regarded as one of the best netbooks around – and with good reason. It’s a good looker, has an amazing keyboard, good build quality and a pretty reasonable price. It looks as though it’s now due for another update – only around 2 months after it got the new-ish Atom N450 – according to Toshiba’s French website (the page has been taken down now). It’s being upgraded to the ever-so-slightly-newer N455, which retains the same 1.6GHz clock speed but adds in support for DDR3 RAM.
Aside from that, the other specs look largely unchanged – Windows 7 Starter, 10.1″ screen, 250GB Hard Drive and 1GB (DDR3!) RAM.
The other wonderful side-effect of all these netbook leaks is we now know Intel’s Atom lineup for the near-future – the 1.6GHz N455, the 1.83GHz N475 (both with DDR3 support) any time now, and a little further down the line the dual-core Atom N500.