Seems like LG is all geared up to go up against the likes of Samsung, especially where classy notebooks sporting bright and funky colours are concerned. Apparently, in a bid to score some points with the back-to-school crowd, the Korean electronics company has launched its new “Aurora” Xnote S series of notebooks which are reportedly designed to appeal fashion-conscious consumers.

Don't look now, but it seems that this might just be a good time to be in Korea, especially if you happen to be scouting for a new notebook as part of your 'back-to-school' shopping list. Barely two days after we posted the story of Samsung releasing its colourful lineup of Sense Series 3 300V notebooks, out comes LG to showcase its offerings to fashion-conscious consumers by unveiling its new “Aurora” Xnote S series of notebooks.


According to the machine translation of LG's announcement, the new “Aurora” Xnote S series of notebooks will sport what the Korean electronics company calls an NCVM or Non-Conductive Vacuum Metallization coating which allows the devices to feature bodies with metallic and shimmering colours. The company also claims that the new design, which features a “perfect balance of straight lines and curves” signifies its move away from designs that are typically associated with “traditional low-end notebooks”.

On the specifications side, the notebooks will feature either a 15.6-inch screen (S530 series) or a 14-inch LED-backlit display (S430 series), although the announcement claims that both the S530 and S430 series of “Aurora” Xnote notebooks will feature similar hardware, such as a second-generation Core i5 processor, 4GB of memory and an AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6470M graphics card. In addition, LG has also claimed that both the S530 and S430 series of notebooks will feature a removable optical disc drive which allows for a further weight reduction from 2.6kg to 2.45kg.

No details about pricing or availability have been released by LG at this point of time.

Source: LG Korea