by Anton Shilov
02/19/2013 | 10:35 AM
LG Electronics will be showcasing its own interpretation of a tablet-notebook hybrid device at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, later this month. The convertible device features fully-fledged dual-core Intel Core i5 processor with reduced power consumption, high-definition display, 4G/LTE connectivity as well as integrated keyboard. This is the first hybrid PC with built-in 4G/LTE connectivity.
The slim and light LG Tab-Book is based on Windows 8 operating system and features a precise 5-point multi-touch 11.6” screen with 1366*768 resolution and a superb slide-out keyboard that differentiates it from other hybrids. A simple press of the Auto-Sliding button reveals the keyboard which emerges from behind the screen for instant touch typing action. The Tab-Book’s in-plane switching (IPS) display delivers a premium picture with lifelike color expression and a wide 178° viewing angle to further enhance the user experience. The hybrid device comes with solid-state storage as well as LPDDR2 random access memory. Just like other mobile devices, the LG Tab-Book features 802.11 Wi-Fi, USB and HDMI ports, microSD card slot and other I/O capabilities.
Thanks to 4G/LTE technology, the hybrid device allows users to connect to the Internet at high-speed, regardless of where they are. Thanks to its hidden slide-out physical keyboard, the Tab-Book is more functional than a conventional tablet, offering greater productivity when it comes to creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
“The Tab-Book is going to appeal to consumers who want the convenience of a tablet but also the productivity of a notebook and do not want to carry two devices all the time. Many other products that claim to do both require making too many sacrifices in performance and weight. We think we have hit the perfect balance here and with super-fast 4G/LTE connectivity, we are delivering true convergence of computing and mobile devices,” said Il-geun Kwon, senior vice president and head of the LG Home Entertainment company’s IT business unit.
LG’s new 4G/LTE-enabled Tab-Book will be available this week in South Korea, with additional market availability to be announced at a future date.