The left panel offers you two USB ports, a headphones output and a microphone input:
Also on the left panel, under a flap panel, there are an LPT port and a D-Sub output:
The right panel carries one more USB port, a DVD/CD-RW drive, and a PCMCIA slot:
The holes for FireWire ports and a card-reader are blocked with plastic gags:
The keyboard – one of the few keyboards in this test session – can be described as a “correct” one:
The only things you might complain at are that the screen brightness cannot be adjusted with one hand and that the Delete and Insert keys are combined into one – traditionally for LG.
This very inconvenient combination is quite irritating when you’re working with text. The volume control and Power buttons are designed in LG’s traditional style.
The touchpad is plain, with two rather stiff buttons and a large touch-sensitive field.
The LCD screen of the LS50e is a typical office display. The range of brightness is wide, with good min and max points. There are no bright areas on a black background; the backlight is uniform on the entire screen; the “clipping” effect is not observed. On the downside, the matrix has small viewing angles, a poor color reproduction with low color saturation (the onscreen image looks rather faded), and a low response time. This screen is a normal choice for office applications, but you’d better find some other notebook to watch movies and view photographs.