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LG T380

LG T380

While HP's all covered in shiny metal, LG went for something different with a rubbery look that may yet catch your attention for its unusual design. We must admit that LG has implemented it well and we quite like the overall look and feel. Inside, the LG T380 opens up to a silvery retro look, with a normal looking keyboard that feels great on actual usage with no detectable flex. The keyboard is the only physical interface you'll note on the interior while other functions like notebook power on/off and LG Smart ON feature rely on capacitive controls. This design didn't really translate well with the trackpad implementation as the button-less trackpad relied on haptic feedback technology to emulate clicking, thus giving you the 'buzzing' feedback that's rather out of place and not easy getting used to.

The rubber bumper feel on the surface manages to appear unorthodox but in a subtle sort of way.

If this looks familiar, it is the usual dual USB ports, LAN and audio jacks.

The left side plays host to the power input connector, VGA output, HDMI, another USB port and the card reader.

The interior goes for a more retro look with its matte silver surface. Note the lack of physical buttons; special function 'buttons' such as power on/off and others use capacitive controls, while the touchpad's usual left and right buttons are emulated via haptic technology. Unusual indeed.

The LG T380 has a great keyboard that's easy on the fingers with no detectable flex.

The button-less trackpad with its haptic buzzes to reflect the usual button clicks needs some time to get used to. It's an interesting concept, but to be honest, we didn't quite like it.

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