LG Tab-Book hands-on

LG Tab-Book hands-on
The concept of equipping a tablet with a built-in hardware keyboard isn’t exactly new. ASUS was among the very first manufacturers to give the idea a shot by releasing the Eee Pad Slider, which wasn’t a bad device at all, although it didn’t quite sell by the boatloads. 

Now comes the Windows 8 powered LG Tab-Book with its 5-row sliding QWERTY aimed at those who need a portable device built with productivity in mind. Did we say portable? Well, maybe not as much as a modern-day tablet. The LG Tab-Book weighs 1.25 kilograms and is 19.4 millimeters thick, which is about twice the weight and thickness of an iPad. So yeah, that’s the sacrifice one has to make if they demand having a a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard always at their disposal with the press of a button.

The touchscreen on the LG Tab-Book is of average quality for a tablet. It has a resolution of 1,366 by 768 pixels, which is about what you’d get from a mid-range notebook computer. On the bright side of things, the panel is of the IPS variety, with pretty colors and decent contrast levels.

Knowing that a third-gen Intel Core i5 processor is ticking inside the LG Tab-Book, we’re not surprised to see that its performance is top notch. When it isn’t being pushed too hard, the chip hums at 1.8GHz, but that figure can go up to 2.7GHz when additional power is needed. Furthermore, there’s a respectable 120GB SSD tucked inside and 4GB of DDR3 RAM for seamless multitasking.

With the LG Tab-Book you also get a 1.3MP front-facing camera, HDMI output, microSD card slot, and a pair of 0.5W built-in speakers. Getting connected to the internet is done either via its mini RJ45 port, or over Wi-Fi, or by using the device’s 4G LTE radio. Its internal battery should last through 6 hours of continuous use.

So in conclusion, with its specs and features, the LG Tab-Book isn’t meant to compete with the iPad or the multitude of Android slates, but it can be a very tempting alternative to an Ultrabook, depending in the final price it launches at.


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14 Comments

1. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

beauty with slider qwerty..............and a beast...

6. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

But LG said no Win 8 hardware is coming from US lolzz then what is this ? Anyways a very good tablet through :)

7. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

They said no WP8 hardware, but i was confused at first to, I had to re-read the article that PA put out on those comments by LG

12. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Who would get a lg anything? everything from there tv to phones suck and its not me it's a fact there tv has almost a 40% failure rate the local big screen store won't even carry them.. If ur gonna spend ur hard earned money get something with some quality Sony and asus has the best computer hands down.

13. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

My LG 46" looks awesome and it's running find...I hope I lucked off and I'm in that 60% non failure rate :).

2. ZeroCide

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

Looks Nice. Decent Specs. Hope its not overpriced.

3. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

one beautiful device now lets see if the price turns it into something ugly

4. nikenturd unregistered

Windows 8? Yuck

14. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

After I actually started to use Windows 8 on my desktop...I have come to like it . I find it does a very good job. Desktop mode is still used thou :P

5. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I want to see a comparison done between this and the Sony Vaio Duo 11

8. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I love the high resolution on this beast.

9. aco96

Posts: 244; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

This tablet's display has very nice viewing angles :D

10. mui2g6

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

still no match for da Sony Vaio Duo II

11. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

my friend bought it in Korea and paid little bit less than $1000 US dollars. it was very nice though.

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