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Lest you think the FCC testers are napping on the job, here’s proof to refute that claim. LG’s X20 netbook isn’t announced yet, but this first look shows a nice looking netbook with high resolution display and latest Intel Atom processor.

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If the gadget paparazzi at the FCC were hoping for photos of something unique on the netbook front, the LG X20 isn’t quite it. Luckily, our undaunted government testers don’t let yet another netbook model get them down, so we’ve got information on the new device, courtesy of Liliputing.

The X20 offers the same internals as most new WinTel netbooks these days: a 1.66 GHz N450 Atom, 1 or 2 GB of memory, a standard 2.5″ hard drive and your basic connectivity plus an optional 3G radio. One standout is the 10.1″ display due to its higher-than-average 1366 x 768 resolution. I’d like to see this res become a netbook standard on the 10-inch devices — at this point, 1024 x 600 seems very 2006-ish. I also noticed mention of multitouch trackpad gestures on some models, as well as 4- and 6-cell battery options. The chiclet keys look more rectangular than square in the only pic I’ve seen, so I’d probably want to use that keyboard before considering a purchase. But there’s plenty of time to figure out purchase decisions — LG hasn’t officially announced the netbook model, pricing or availability just yet.

  1. Sweet keyboard. Throw a N470 in there and a broadcom board and I’m buying.

    I’ve said for a long time that 1024×600 was subpar. 1280×800 or 1366×768 makes for a decent Windows experience, and won’t interfere in your productivity either. Give that F11 key a rest ;)

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  2. Note that there’ll also be a version with a 1.83Ghz CPU.

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  3. Aren’t the low screen resolutions on most netbooks due to artificial restrictions imposed by Microsoft and Intel? I thought these absurd rules were imposed to protect their much more profitable higher end products.

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