One of LG’s New Year’s resolutions appears to have involved an increasing audacity in both the mobile and PC landscapes, as a number of fresh Korean-made wearables, handhelds and large computing machines look ready to go up on store shelves.
Two, check that, three devices are already official, albeit they’ll only be fully detailed come next week, during the glitzy CES 2014 show in Las Vegas. Still, we know enough about them to get psyched, especially for the Tab-Book 2, bound to roll out in at least two different hardware configurations.
The top-of-the-line, model numbered 11T740, packs fourth-generation Intel Core i5 “Haswell” speed and sports a vibrant 11.6-inch Full HD IPS panel, whereas the lower-end version is much more secretive, having just its weight and thickness revealed: 930 grams, 13.7 mm.
Not quite the slimmest, thinnest, most elegant of its kind, but mind you, the 11-inchers are not your run-of-the-mill mini-laptops or tablets. They’re both, rocking slide-out QWERTY keyboards. The downside? The “accessories” are not detachable, meaning you can’t get rid of the extra bulk.
On the bright side, Windows 8.1 runs the software show, the battery life should be tremendous and the flagship variant comes with 128 and 256 GB SSDs.
Meanwhile, the LG Ultra PC sports a far more conventional though not at all bland design, packs Core i5 Haswell heat, up to 256 GB solid state storage, and a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS screen. The ultrabook is incredibly light, at 980 grams, measures 13.6 mm in thickness and 4.4 mm thin bezels. Now that’s how you put a unique spin on a traditional look.
No details on pricing yet, so you have every reason to tune in once CES gets rolling. January 7, remember!