LG new Slim Notebook, Widebook, T280, has Long Battery Life

LG’s new slim notebook, Widebook T280, has long battery life and thin chassis. LG’s stylish, ultra-slim T280 comes in two models, the T280-G, which comes with a 3G chipset; and the T280-L, without 3G chipset. They retail at S$1,299 and S$1,099, respectively.  They also come in two stylish colours – in premium black and pink. Press Release after the break.

LG’s new SLIM notebook a triumph of design and technology

Fitted with Intel®Processor Designed for Ultra-Thin Laptops, the LG T280 Provides Longevity and Function in a Chic, Ultra-Slim Chassis

SINGAPORE, March 11, 2010 – LG Electronics (LG), a global leader and technology innovator in mobile communications, today announced the availability in Singapore, of the LG WIDEBOOKTM T280, a new notebook that is as mobile and reliable as it is stylish. Fitted with an Intel® processor designed for ultra-thin laptops – which greatly boosts both performance and battery life – the LG T280 is aimed at the tech-savvy trendsetter who demands eye-catching design and unbeatable mobility in a single package.

“LG is paying close attention to consumer trends, and those trends are telling us that when buying notebooks, people are equally concerned with portability, size, design, price, and performance,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “With LG now recognized as one of the leading players in the mobile communications industry, we are looking to cement our position in the notebook market by delivering exceptional products for our customers throughout 2010.”

Fitted with a 2GB DDR memory, the LG T280 delivers longer battery life by cutting back on energy use and heat output. More impressively still, it does this in a notebook chassis that is one of the slimmest on the market – 16.7mm at its thinnest point – and weighs a mere 1.4kg. Consumers also have the option of a 6-cell battery or a 9-cell battery, which allow for respective uses of up to 6.5 and 10 hours between charges.

“Analysts predict that portable computers are expected to contribute to 90 percent of global PC growth over the next three years. The projected growth of the market is a timely one, with the economy emerging out of the global recession. Consumers during this period tend to be more discerning and have higher expectations, insisting on only the most compelling package that combines power, speed, functionality and performance – packed in a stylish design. The LG T280 has been engineered to meet this expectation,” added Jeff Cheh, Managing Director, LG Electronics Singapore.

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With its grooved lid and single-stripe, minimalist design, the LG T280 boasts a slick look that is sure to be a hit with the fashion-forward crowd. Inside, the LED touchpad features hidden lighting and tactile feedback, while the 11.6-inch LED-backlit widescreen LCD has a 16:9 aspect ratio running at a native resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, providing the perfect setting for high-definition (HD) content including movies, games, and video conferences.

LG’s Smart Pack, the smartest software suite for notebooks, makes the LG T280 even more user-friendly. Along with Smart Recovery and Smart Care, LG’s superb care solution package, the newly added Smart POP lets users reply directly to SMS messages via Bluetooth without having to touch a mobile phone. In addition, Smart On 2.0 provides seamless access to e-mail and boots up a menu of frequently used functions in just five seconds.

Remembering that computers are for fun as well as work, LG has installed the LG T280 with one free causal game, Island Wars 2, with a range of five to seven games available for trial, too. The notebook also comes with a range of superb multimedia features including a 1.3-megapixel webcam with You-Cam viewer, ideal for conferencing or just video chatting with friends, as well as SRS TruSurround HD sound for wonderfully rich audio.

LG’s stylish, ultra-slim T280 comes in two models, the T280-G, which comes with a 3G chipset; and the T280-L, without 3G chipset. They retail at S$1,299 and S$1,099, respectively.  They also come in two stylish colours – in premium black and pink.

Specifications and Features

Specifications LG WIDEBOOK™ T280
Processor Intel® Pentium Dual Core Processor SU4100

(1.3GHz/800MHz/ L2 2M/ 10W)

Intel® Core2 Duo Processor SU7300

(1.3GHz/800MHz/L2 3M/ 10W)

Operating System Genuine Windows 7® Home Premium
Chipset Intel GS40 + ICH9 SFF
Sys. Memory Max 2GB (DDR3 1066), 1 slot
Display 29.4cm (11.6″) LED LCD (HD 1366 x 768)
Graphics Integrated (4500M)
Storage HDD Max 500GB, 320/500 GB (2.5″ SATA/ 5400RPM Support)
SSD None
ODD None
Comm. Wireless 3rd Party 802.11 BGN (1 x 2)
Modem None
LAN 10/100 M Onboard
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
TV-Tuner None
HSPA LG LUM850T

– GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900

– SKU 1: 850/1900/2100 (UMTS)

Webcam 1.3M w/ Digital Mic x 1.
Audio HD Audio, SRS WOW HD, SRS TruSurround HD
Security Kensington Lock, HDD Security
Input Device Keyboard Full Size 86 keys
Pointing Device Touchpad w/ Scroll Function (Gesture Function)
Expansion Slot Multimedia

Card Slot

3-in-1(MMC, SD, MS)
Input/Output Port HP Out, HDMI, USB (x3), Mic-In, DC-In, VGA, RJ45
Battery 6Cell (Li-ion) /2600mAh
AC Adapter 65W
Software Pre-Installed LG Smart On 2.0

LG Smart Cam (CyberLink YouCam)

LG Smart Care

LG Magnifier

LG Smart Recovery (w/ Smart Partition)

LG Intelligent Update

On Screen Displays

SRS WOW HD, TruSurround HD

Google Toolbar

LG Smart Indicator

BlueSoleil Stack for Smart POP

Norton AntiVirus(Trial Version Preload)

MS Office 2007 Ready (60days) (Win7 SKU only)

MS Windows Live Essential

MS Silverlight (Win7 SKU only)

Oberon Game (Win7 SKU only)

3G Connection Manager

CD/DVD Titles LG software installation package DVD
Dimensions (W x D x H) 29.3 x 20.0 x 1.47 cm ~32.7 cm
Weight 1.4 kg
Accessory A: Black, B: Silver, C: Silver, D: Black

KBD: Silver, Retainer: Spray

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About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 84,000 people working in 115 operations including 84 subsidiaries around the world. With 2009 global sales of 55.5 trillion Korean Won (43.4 billion US Dollars), LG comprises of five business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Air Conditioning and Business Solutions. LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, audio and video products, mobile handsets, air conditioners and washing machines. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner of Formula 1™ and a Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.

About LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company

The LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is a leading global mobile communications and information company. With its cutting-edge technology and innovative design capabilities, LG creates handsets that provide an optimized mobile experience to customers around the world. LG is pursuing convergence technology and mobile computing products, while continuing its leadership role in mobile communication with stylish designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit www.lge.com.

About LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd

LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd is a fully-owned subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., the pioneer and market leader of the Korean electronics industry for over four decades. In recognition of its vision of bringing great design  to  category  defining  products,  and  its  fast-growing  market  appeal  in  Singapore, LG  Electronics Singapore  Pte  Ltd  is  a  recipient  of  leading  local  and  international  industry  accolades  such  as  the Superbrands  2006, Red  dot Design  and GfK No.  1 Awards.  Poised to be the Number One electronics and telecommunications brand in Singapore, LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd runs a customer-focused centre: the LG Service Centre at Alexandra Road. For more information, please visit www.lge.com/sg.