LG Electronics enters the notebook market

LG Electronics latest range of notebooks for the local market focuses on mobility and style. The local range includes the top-end...

LG Electronics' latest range of notebooks for the local market focuses on mobility and style. The local range includes the top-end LM50, with the smaller LM40 to follow soon.

Johann van Wyk, national sales manager for ICT Products at LG Electronics said, “LG has already established a strong reputation within the information and communications technology sector, by manufacturing notebooks on an OEM basis for other brands, and now the LG brand is ready to be extended to LG-branded notebooks.”

With a 15in LCD screen, DVD/CD-RW Combo and six-hour battery life (standard battery), the LM50 has been recognised by the IF Design Forum, and will receive the IF Design award at this year’s CeBIT show.
LG is banking on mobility as the key differentiator for the range. Both models feature LG’s Power Management Technology, which aims to ensure up to six hours of battery life.

The Power Management System, which works in conjunction with existing Windows power management functions, controls the screen brightness levels and audio options.

The LM50 also aims to allow real-time access, via an onscreen display, to the battery power levels, allowing users to manage the power save functions.

All LG notebooks come standard with Intel’s Centrino technology and blue indicator lights on the cover and keyboard deck that are activated when you are connected to a wireless network.

Both models are equipped with a Quad Band Antenna that provides one 802.11b band and three 802.11a bands, aiming to ensure that a wide range of receivable channels is accessible.

Written by Computing SA staff

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