LG has announced new hybrid devices called the Tab-Book and Tab-Book Ultra. According to a press release, the South Korean company will be showcasing during the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 in January. As the product names suggest, the devices combine a slate and a notebook.
The Tab-Book, also known as the H160, features an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor working with 2GB of RAM. Its internal storage is a 64GB Solid State Disk. Windows 8 is the operating system of choice. Meanwhile, its display spans 11.6 inches diagonally.
The device is 0.6 inch or thin and tips the scale at 2.3 pounds. Despite its slimness, the device packs an HDMI output port, a USB port, and a microSD card slot. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Its battery, for its part, promises 12.5 hours of usage. The Tab-Book is already available for ordering straight from South Korea for the price of $1395. This device has a full QWERTY keyboard that slides from under the tablet. The Liliputing blog notes that the Tab-Book keyboard does not have a touchpad, and has a screen whose position cannot be changed.
For those who require more powerful computing, LG is also offering the Tab-Book Ultra, which is also called the Z160. This hybrid device has similar specifications with the Tab-Book, but it comes with an Intel Core i5 processor instead of the Clover Trail one.
Other similar slider hybrid devices available in the market are the MSI S20 and the Asus Eee Pad Slider.
Apart from the Tab-Book and Tab-Book Ultra, LG is also preparing to unveil the LG Z360 Ultrabook and the AIO V325 All-In-One PC during CES 2013. Both are Windows-based devices like the Tab-Book and Tab-Book Ultra.
CES is hopeful for the success of these new devices. Il-geun Kwon, Senior Vice President of LG and Head of the IT Business Unit at the LG Home Entertainment Company, has the following to say about the lineup: “This year, we are introducing several innovative PCs designed with one goal in mind — to meet the needs and desires of consumers in an environment which is quickly transitioning to touchscreens.” He goes on to say, ”At CES, LG will be displaying a diverse PC lineup, truly deserving of the next generation moniker.”