Back at CES 2014, LG showcased an interesting large screen tablet called as the Tab Book 2 running Windows OS. Today, the South Korean giant has released a similar looking device, running on Android platform called as the LG Tab Book.
The device is a tablet/ netbook hybrid. At first glance, it looks like a big tablet, but you can slide out the QWERTY keyboard to convert it into a netbook. Like its design, the specs too are quite similar to the Windows running Tab Book 2.
Tab Book comes with an 11.6 inch full HD IPS display with 10 point touch support. Like I mentioned above, there’s a slide out QWERTY keyboard included with the device which transforms the tablet into a netbook. Also, this device sports an Android Home button upfront, instead of a Windows button as seen on the Windows version of the device.
LG has included a powerful processor and graphics chipset on the device to fulfill your everyday needs. The device comes with an Intel Haswell Core i5 4200U processor (Turbo 2.6Ghz 3MB cache) along with Intel HD graphics 4400 chipset.
There’s a single RAM slot onboard which houses the 4GB RAM, but we are still not sure whether this can be upgraded. For storage, LG has included a 128GB SSD, which should definitely speed up boot times and overall performance. In addition to it, there’s also a MicroSD card slot to upgrade the storage. However, the maximum capacity of the slot has not been revealed.
For connectivity, there are 2 x USB 3.0 ports along with a standard HDMI port. While the company is yet to release more information on connectivity, we expect basic features like Bluetooth, GPS and accelero, gyro and proximity sensors.
As mentioned above, the design and the dimensions of the device is similar to the Windows version. So, the hybrid tablet measures 286x192x16.7mm and weighs just over 1 kg. It comes with Android 4.2.2 out of the box, which is actually pretty outdated given that we have 4.4 Kitkat devices in the market right now. But LG will probably release an update in the coming few months.
LG Tab Book is not your regular tablet and naturally, the target customers are not casual users. Instead, Tab Book is ideal for those who require good computing power with a large screen to carry out their everyday work.
The pricing or availability of the device is not yet known, but stay tuned to the website for more information in the coming weeks.
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