Nettops aren’t new to the market, but they certainly are to LG. The company is releasing it’s first unit to the market and in true LG fashion has looked to perfect the idea the first time round. The XPION X30 is based on the Nvidia ION platform, which makes it the perfect solution for a powerful, yet low cost media machine.
The system comes packaged with the standard 1.6GHz Intel Atom 230 processor and the NVIDIA 9400M graphics, which should be enough to seamlessly play HD video. It is coupled with 2GB of DDR2 memory and a 250GB hard drive.
The connection’s however, still remain a bit of a mystery. Obviously it will include the usual such as USB, some form of display port and either an wired ethernet port or more likely, wireless. Hopefully LG has the foresight to include both a standard DVI or VGA connection along with HDMI. Windows Vista is the planned operating system, though users can only hope that this will be replaced by Windows 7 after October 22nd, or that LG provides an upgrade coupon option.
The system weighs a mere 1.1kg (just under 2 1/2 lbs), and as the photo’s show, it should include a standard VESA mount to quickly and easily attach the unit to the back of a monitor.
No word on pricing has been released, but the XPION X30 is expected to hit store shelves on Friday (Sept 18th, 2009)