LG readies low-cost subnotebook

Korean electronics giant LG is planning a late entry into the low-cost subnotebook space, according to a report by DigiTimes. The Taiwanese site claims an LG X110 netbook will come out in October and feature an 8.9" display, an Intel Atom processor, 2GB of memory, a 120GB hard drive, and a copy of Windows XP. LG reportedly won't make the system itself, however.

DigiTimes quotes its sources as saying LG may actually enlist the help of MSI to manufacture the X110. MSI has its own netbook, the Wind U100, but it also produces laptops for LG's computer division. The two companies' previous cooperation leads DigiTimes to believe MSI will make this laptop, too.

LG is expected to price the X110 in the $19,000-24,000 TWD ($625-789) range, which would make it a little pricier than Asus' Eee PC 901. You can nab the 901 for $16,988 TWD ($559) in Taiwan right now.

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