Correction: The LG Electronics representative told Laptoping.com authors that the reported R400 notebook does not feature hybrid hard drive. Also, the image published in this article is not the R400â€™s.
“LG considers to introduce a Hybrid HDD notebook but we havenâ€™t decided when to release it. In conclusion, we do not provide the R400 with a Hybrid HDD,” the representative said.
LG R400 incorporates Samsung’s 2.5-inch MH80 hybrid HDD with 120GB of storage capacity. There are MH80 models with built-in 128MB or 256MB of flash memory used for data buffering. When compared to standard laptop hard drives which usually have 2MB, 4MB, or 8MB of buffer cache, hybrid HDDs offer benefits such as improved boot up times and faster application loading, as well as decreased power consumption and better reliability.
The R400 also features the latest Intel Core 2 Duo T5300 processor at 1.73MHz clock speed and ATI Mobility Radeon X2300 graphics with 128MB of video RAM and HyperMemory support. There is no information about it’s display, but it is 14.1-inch widescreen, according to reports. LG R400’s image shows it has numeric keyboard, which is feature often found in 17-inch screen laptops.
Priced at 1,199 Canadian dollars, LG R400 comes with 1GB of system memory and has built-in wireless and Bluetooth.