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LG X130 Claims 12 Hours Battery Life


LG X130 Claims 12 Hours Battery Life

Anyone hoping for LG to make significant changes to its X110 will be disappointed by the X130 which is largely the same. Specifically, it's available in black, white or pink and has a 9-cell battery.

So exactly how much use does a 9-cell battery net you? While the 3-cell unit used in the X110 managed two hours five minutes, suggesting the X130 should be looking at six hours of so of lifespan, LG is claiming double that, with 12 hours of use quoted. Even if such a claim seems unlikely in the real world, video playback is quoted at seven and a half hours, which is hardly unimpressive.

In every other respect, though, the X130 is a tad regressive. The 10.1in display still only offers a 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution when rivals are moving towards making 1,366 x 768 a de facto standard. A 1.6GHz Atom, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive aren't particularly exceptional either, though such a set of components is to be expected when Windows XP is present.

Given these specs, the ₩789,000 (~£390) asking price could be seen as a little steep. Still, we'll reserve judgement until UK pricing is available.


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August 14, 2009, 2:27 am

hopefully when windows 7 gets released without a hitch, manufacturers can end all this netbook malarkey and gt back to the original idea of thin and light laptops.


August 14, 2009, 3:23 am

Isn't the number of 'cells' rather irrelevant when comapring battery capacities? It's the total capacity in Watt Hrs (or Joules) that counts. Lots of small cells can't really be compared with a few very large cells, for example. And Amp Hrs doesn't help either as that ignores the voltage of the battery.

This is A level (or GCSE?) shcoll physics. VERY anoying that (a) maufactures are pulling the wool over our eyes, and (b) the press haven't noticed or don't care :-(


August 14, 2009, 4:19 am

While I agree in principle, the whole 'cell thing' is a relatively consistent measure of the batteries capacity even if it's not exact. As an indicator of battery life, though, this X130 just goes to show that neither measurement (cell or Watt hours) can tell you enough on its own.

As for mAh, I wouldn't say there's any wool being pulled any which way. mAh is the traditional measure of a batteries capacity and there are good reasons as to why this convention has come about. Yes, you do also need to know the voltage to know the total energy stored but most of the time you do so its not a problem.

Tony Walker

August 14, 2009, 10:36 am

Apart from HP and Dell, who else have released a 1366 x 768 resolution 10" screen?

If this is basically a Wind with a 9-cell battery then it should do well as the Wind is still one of the best Netbooks.

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