When we visited the Pyung-Taek Factory the other day, we saw a number of laptops and netbooks made by LG and being sold in Korea. Been wondering why LG didn’t brought these units to sell in the Philippines and now I think I know why.
Basically, the reason I think these netbooks won’t be released in the Philippines because they are just more expensive than usual.
Let’s take for example this LG XNote X300 — the 11.6″ super-slim, SSD and Intel Z530 powered netbook (think Sony Vaio X) has a retail price of â‚©1,640,000 (or Php65,900).
This 10-inch netbook (XNote X130) which has a fairly standard Intel Atom configuration is priced at â‚©680,000 (or Php27,325). There’s one with a 3.5G (HSPA) modem in it but didn’t have the SRP.
They also got this tablet-netbook but couldn’t figure out what model and specs it had.
LG is known for a lot of electronic products in the Philippines but the laptop and netbook category is not yet one of them. So, introducing these models might be a little late in the game considering we have like over 2 dozen netbooks in the local market already.
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