LG is not usually known for their PC range, but what they have done with their new lineup is pretty interesting as it takes up the Windows 8 vision put forward by Microsoft, in a unique way indeed. We caught them launching these new devices in Korea last year, in tandem with the global Windows 8 roll out, but it has finally reached the US shores, and the LG tab book, as it is called in the United states has been launched formally. We were at the LG booth and we got a quick hands on video of it -
The tab book from LG is a convertible Windows 8 slider tablet/ultrabook hybrid, but it is more akin to a tablet because of the lack of a trackpad. The Vaio DUO 11 falls in the same category as the LG Tab book, but at least the DUO 11 has a trackpoint. From what we have seen, the slider mechanism works very well and is a form factor that we really like. The specs of the LG Tab book are -
- 11.6 inch HD screen 1280×720
- Five point multi touch
- Ultra thin at 15.89mm thick
- Intel Atom Clovertrail platform
- Weighs 1.05 KG
- Runs Windows 8
As you can see above, the specs are applicable to the H160 model, whereas the Z160 model, which is called the Tab book Ultra will have Ultrabook specs, and will be quite heavier than this. That said, we do hope this arrives to India in some way possible, at a price point that does not burn a hole in your pocket.
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Bharadwaj contributed to this report, with inputs from Shilpa and Parth.