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LG Unveils Ultraportable P220

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LG P220

With tablets still finding their niche and the popularity of netbooks waning somewhat, ultraportable laptops are looking to capture a section of the market which remains undecided about what is the best portable computing solution. Earlier this week we saw Acer’s Aspire 3951 and today LG has unveiled the P220.

It’s hard to tell whether the P220 comes under the rather hazy guidelines of an Ultrabook, as prescribed by Intel, but it will none-the-less be competing with the likes of the Aspire 3951 and the Asus UX21 for market share.

LG P220

The P220 is an update to the P210 and features an 11.6in IPS display which boasts viewing angles of up to 178 degrees – with the screen surrounded by an attractively slim bezel. It is just under 21mm thick and weighs just over 1.3kgs - putting it firmly in the ultraportable category.

Back at Computex, when the P220 was first shown off, it was fitted with the latest Core i7 processor but it will now ship with Core i5. The P220 lacks USB 3.0 connectivity which will put it behind the UX21 (in some people’s eyes) but it includes Bluetooth 2.0, a HDMI port, a 4-in-1 card reader and supports DNLA streaming. It will come in a choice of white pearl, pink pearl or blue pearl.

LG P220

The LG P220 won't be competing with the premium models like the Samsung Series 9 or the MacBook Air but although there is no word on pricing yet, it could undercut its ultraportable competitors in order to attract some customers.

The P220 will go on sale in South Korea this month and will come to Europe soon after.

Source: Electronista

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Luan Bach

August 12, 2011, 7:31 pm

I think it looks more like a smaller MacPro rather than the MacAir. Also, isn't the screen 12.1" ? but it's their small bevel one that have the same dimensions as a 11" screen, which is nice.


August 13, 2011, 2:45 am

Not every laptop, phone or tablet is an apple clone. But this is yet another 'story' introduced as such. I'm getting increasingly tired of the lazy journalism all over this and other sites. Guess what - Apple didn't invent ultraportables. This looks nothing like a macbook air - owes more to the look of a vaio or one of the many tiny laptops on sale in japan that never make it over to blighty. It's this kind of story that play a part in events like the Galaxy 10 being dragged off sale as apple use tat like this story to back up their case. Sort it out.


August 13, 2011, 4:25 pm

I agree, i am also really getting tired of reading the same old nonsense time after time how everything looks like a apple product :S Apple products aren't that good! overhyped overpriced products mindless fools fall for, i'm glad i am not part of the sheepish crowd who blindly buy whatever apple feeds them.
This looks nothing like a Macbook air :S it seems that there are hardcore apple fanboys at trustedreviews, i thought trustedreviews was impartial.

TrustedReviews is the name right? then why does it look more and more like applefanboy reviews, don't get me wrong i like TrustedReviews but it is getting annoying that every single product out there is compared to apple products.
Apple is not that good! and don't give me the their-products-are-the-benchmark nonsense, because there are a lot of products that are better!


August 14, 2011, 1:33 am

"and supports DNLA streaming" - I thought that this was standard in Windows 7 laptops?


August 14, 2011, 3:44 pm

@Behnam: mindless fools fall for

I actually agree, calling this an Apple clone is nonsense.
But the above comment ends up making yourself look a fool, sort yourself out.


August 15, 2011, 3:10 am

Looks like macbook air?

Donno what you were looking at, but the first thing i thought of was Sony not Apple.


August 15, 2011, 4:45 pm

@Keithe6e :
People that pay for apple products are fools in my opinion because they are paying for overpriced overhyped products that are matched if not surpassed by other brands at a lower price.
But be my guest if you want to be part of the foolish sheepish crowd that buys apple ;) the only one that looks like a fool is you, so take your own advice and sort yourself out ;)


August 15, 2011, 5:46 pm

I'll let you into a secret, I used to buy Sony Vaio's. But looking back I now know better. Maybe one day you'll learn, not sure when though, as you appear very narrow minded currently.

Anyway, I'm prepared to pay a premium for quality, you may pre-fare your feature rich Tat, that's up to you. You value your product based on Price/Feature, I like mine based on Feature/Quality.

But whatever you decide, the one thing I'm not going to call you is a Fool on what you buy, because it's your decision and it's what makes you happy. And calling somebody foolish on what they WANT, is beyond foolish in my opinion. Like I said, sort yourself out, because being so narrow minded surely can't be a good thing.


August 15, 2011, 7:18 pm

Guess what you are the narrowminded one here not me as you obviously can't understand that apple products are nothing more than overpriced products, i wouldn't be surprised if your a hardcore applefanboy but whatever floats your boat ;) and your also completely wrong on how i value my product.

Yes i call people a fool for buying products from apple, you can call it foolish but your the foolish one that pays for a hype. I value products based on all aspects of it, when a product is good but overpriced and you buy it then you are screwing yourself over.
But like i said whatever floats your boat, it's not my money not my life so waste your money all you want, but don't call me narrowminded and fool because you lack the ability to comprehend the fact that apple's products might be good but very overpriced.

It's not just apple i would say this about but also about Sony or any other brand that overprices their products, i have had 3 Vaio's in the past and i learned not to buy them anymore. So don't give me the maybe one day you'll learn nonsense since you obviously have absolutely know nothing about me.
All you do is make random guesses about me which are wrong, yet you call me narrowminded? pot calling the kettle black.


August 15, 2011, 7:55 pm

Let me see, I'm a fool for buying a product that I like, does what I want. On the other hand, if I buy a product I don't like, but is cheaper and does things I don't need or want, then I wouldn't be a fool. Wow, what logic you have. Your logic is so high, you appear not to be able to use the reply feature, instead of bloating up this thread with your narrow minded nonsense.

Buy what products you want, I have no problem with that. If it does what YOU want, and if it's cheaper, well done, good for you. You see your not a fool for doing that, but your are a fool for thinking and believing you know what I want and need. Your narrow minded, because you just can't see that, your AppleHate is just making you look a fool, big style.

I'm making no random guesses about you, you've plainly proved your a narrow minded AppleHater, and as you can see I'm not even wrong. There is no kettle black here either, as I do understand there is other products out there, that can do more and are cheaper, you see I have an open mind, and with this knowledge I've made MY choice, no XHate syndrome was involved.

David Gilbert

August 15, 2011, 9:01 pm

Apologies for the delay in replying to all the comments. On reflection comparing the LG P220 to a MacBook Air was not the a good idea as it doesn't even closely resemble one. The reason I chose the introduction and comparison was because of the swathe of ultraportable laptops which have been released recently, which it could be argued are trying to capitalise on the success of the MacBook Air. I realise the Air is not the first ultraportable laptop, but it has taken the standard to a new level and is as-such the model to which all others trying to compete in this market will be judged against.

As for comparing every new device with an Apple product, that's not strictly true and we here at TrustedReviews are not biased towards or against Apple or any other manufacturer. The simple fact is that in the smartphone, tablet and laptop sectors, Apple products have proven to be extremely popular and we can't ignore that fact. It would be ludicrous to talk about a new high-end smartphone from LG and not compare it to the iPhone as the Apple device is the market leader and people will want to know if the new phone is better or worse.

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