updated 02:25 pm EDT, Thu October 25, 2007
LG E300 Notebook Hybrid
LG today added a new model to its XNOTE line in the form of the E300-AP75K, a new version of the company's 13.3-inch portable. The system becomes one of the smallest and lightest (at 2.9 pounds) to include a hybrid hard drive and includes a 160GB disk with 256MB of flash memory to speed boot times and responsiveness without requiring either a space-consuming separate cache or an external USB stick. This speed emphasis is also reflected in the unusually fast specifications: the stock model is based on a 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo and comes with 2GB of memory, according to LG.
Video on the system is provided by an integrated Radeon X1250 chipset, which also provides HDMI output. The AP75K also comes with a 1.3-megapixel webcam and should be available first in Korea at a price roughly equal to $1,715. LG has not announced outside launches but has seen some of its systems released in North America through importers. [via Akihabara]