LG X140 Netbook review

By on October 26, 2010
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Mid-range at mid-price.

Editor's Score
The Verdict:
A decent option on budget.

It’s not often that we get netbooks for review here at Tbreak, but whenever we do, we all gush forth with excitement with how cute these little things look. The next thing on our minds is of course whether it’s powerful enough. Usually there’s never enough power, but that’s like complaining about a family sedan not pushing 400hp, or a $200 graphics card not hitting 20K on 3DMARK Vantage. So considering that the LG X140 netbook costs AED 1,699 (USD 462), let’s see what’s in store for the consumer.

First, let’s just have a look at this thing. The 10.1” LG X140 comes in Black and Red, but we got the pearlescent white for review. With silver paint on the bottom panel and the non-glossy pearl-white inside, the X140 does retain its classy look, but the gray keys inside just make it feel a little lackluster after first sight.

The keys are evenly spaced out, but a little too small considering the big sizes on the recent HP Mini 201 and Acer One series of netbooks. Still, it gets the job done as far as basic typing needs are concerned. While looking at the keyboard you’ll also notice the S-ON button on the top left. This is basically LG’s quick booting system using the Smart On, which will take you to some very basic internet usage programs, booting in about 4 seconds. Of course, you cannot log into Smart On if Windows is in sleep mode, but you can boot into Windows 7 once you’re in Smart On.

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