lg z330 1 LG announces the X Note Z330 in Korea

LG Electronics has joined the Ultrabook crowd – if you can call a handful of companies a crowd that is – with its X-Note Z330 which appears to be limited to the Korean market for now. At first glance LG's X-Note Z330 could easily be mistaken for an Asus Zenbook, as the general design is quite similar, but not identical.

LG Electronics has joined the Ultrabook crowd – if you can call a handful of companies a crowd that is – with its X-Note Z330 which appears to be limited to the Korean market for now. At first glance LG's X-Note Z330 could easily be mistaken for an Asus Zenbook, as the general design is quite similar, but not identical.

lg z330 1 LG announces the X Note Z330 in Korea

The Z330 has a very similar brushed aluminium finish to the Zenbooks, although in LG's case the finish extends out from the top corner with the rings spreading from the corner out, rather than from the middle out as per Asus' Zenbooks. As with most Ultrabooks the Z330 is a wedge shape and this means LG has the same limitations as everyone else in terms of ports, although we're not entirely sold by LG's combination here, as you get a single USB 2.0 port, a single USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port, a combined headphone/mic jack and a micro SD card slot, not exactly an ideal range of options.

lg z330 2 LG announces the X Note Z330 in Korea

That said, LG has also managed to cram 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (although sadly only at 150Mbps) with WiDi support and Bluetooth 3.0 + HS into the Z330. As the name implies the Z330 has a 13.3-inch screen, although it sports the typical 1366×768 notebook resolution unlike Asus' 13-inch Zenbook which has a 1600×900 resolution display. LG claims to have slimmed down the screen bezel to a mere 8mm and as such the company claims the Z330 is the size of a 12-inch notebook. LG has managed to get the weight down to a mere 1.21kg, that's 90g lighter than Asus' 13-inch Zenbook.

lg z330 3 LG announces the X Note Z330 in Korea

There will be two SKUs of the Z330 both featuring 4GB of RAM, where the first one comes with a Core i5-2456M (1.6GHz with turbo to 2.3GHz) and a 120GB SATA 6Gbps SSD and the second one with a Core i7-2637M (1.7GHz with turbo to 2.8GHz) and a 256GB SATA 6Gbps SSD. LG claims a sub 10 second boot time for either model running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Cost wise the Z330 is expected to retail for 1.7million Won (S$1,936) for the Core i5 model, with the Core i7 model coming in at 2.6million Won (S$2,962) making it one of the most expensive Ultrabooks out there. Check out the video below for some additional details.

Source: LG Electronics Korea