LG launches X110 Netbook

LG has unveiled a new netbook, with the aim of snaffling the interest of those keen to surf the web but need something more substantial than a mobile and less hefty and pricey than a laptop.

Dubbed the LG Netbook X110, the new device will initially be available in pink and white from October as part of a deal with Phones4U.

The new netbook, which comes bundled with Windows XP Home Edition, features an Intel Atom 1.6GHZ processor with 1GB of RAM. It has a 10 inch display and weighs just 1.19kg meaning it's light and compact enough to fit in most handbags or rucksacks, according to LG.

"Mobile communications is now as much about data access as it is about voice calls. With this in mind we are delighted to be entering the Netbook market with this exciting, stylish and technically advanced device," said John Barton, UK sales and marketing director of LG Mobile.

"We know that people want to be able to access the internet in its entirety, wherever they are. Now we're allowing them to do just that from a feature rich device with all of the styling people have come to expect from LG."

To help satisfy users' hunger for broadband on the move, LG's netbook also boasts an 82 key-strong, full-size keyboard, WLAN 802.11 b/g and 10/100 Ethernet connectivity.

For those not so fond of pink or white, LG has also promised that it will make a black version of the new product available in the future.

Maggie Holland

Maggie has been a journalist since 1999, starting her career as an editorial assistant on then-weekly magazine Computing, before working her way up to senior reporter level. In 2006, just weeks before ITPro was launched, Maggie joined Dennis Publishing as a reporter. Having worked her way up to editor of ITPro, she was appointed group editor of CloudPro and ITPro in April 2012. She became the editorial director and took responsibility for ChannelPro, in 2016.

Her areas of particular interest, aside from cloud, include management and C-level issues, the business value of technology, green and environmental issues and careers to name but a few.