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LG Tab-Book hands-on

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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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posted on 25 Feb 2013, 12:29 7

1. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:44

6. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:50

7. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; Member since: 21 Jun 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

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 09:10

12. KParks23 (Posts: 679; Member since: 13 Oct 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.

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 11:28

13. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 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 :).

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 12:32 1

2. ZeroCide (Posts: 785; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)

Looks Nice. Decent Specs. Hope its not overpriced.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:10

3. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

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

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:43

4. nikenturd (unregistered)

Windows 8? Yuck

posted on 05 Mar 2013, 11:38

14. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 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

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:43 2

5. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 162; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:59

8. therealestmc (Posts: 457; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

I love the high resolution on this beast.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 03:36

9. aco96 (Posts: 242; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)

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

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 04:53 1

10. mui2g6 (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Dec 2012)

still no match for da Sony Vaio Duo II

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 12:31

11. btbotimtim (Posts: 255; Member since: 08 Dec 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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