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LG Announces Tablet/Notebook Hybrid Tab-Book

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Runs on Microsoft's Windows 8 via Intel Core i5 processor.


LG has announced a Windows 8-powered tablet and notebook hybrid in the form of its Tab-Book.

Due to be officially unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (February 25 - 28), the device uses LTE technology, has a sliding keyboard, and is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor that runs Windows 8.

The device's Auto-Sliding button sees the keyboard emerging from behind the screen, accompanied by the Tab-Book’s In-Plane Switching (IPS) display that offers a 178-degree viewing angle.

"The Tab-Book is going to appeal to consumers who want the convenience of a tablet but also the productivity of a notebook and don’t want to carry two devices all the time," said Il-geun Kwon, Senior Vice President and Head of LG's IT division. "Many other products that claim to do both require making too many sacrifices in performance and weight. We think we’ve hit the perfect balance here and with super fast LTE connectivity, we’re delivering true convergence of computing and mobile devices."

Other specs, including battery life and price, were not disclosed. Such information is scheduled to be revealed during next week's MWC expo. The device itself will launch in Korea this week, with availability for "additional markets" to be announced at a later date.


 

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    DjEaZy , February 20, 2013 6:08 AM
    ... makes more sense than MS Surface... this one could actually be used in a lap...
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    -Jackson , February 20, 2013 6:10 AM
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    ... makes more sense than MS Surface... this one could actually be used in a lap...

    I disagree. I can imagine the whole thing falling forwards due to the way the screen is oriented. :p 
    Not the mention that keyboard looks really cramped.
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    DjEaZy , February 20, 2013 6:18 AM
    -JacksonI disagree. I can imagine the whole thing falling forwards due to the way the screen is oriented. Not the mention that keyboard looks really cramped.

    ... did not say, that it's the ultimate solution... and i do agree with YOU, but still a separate not wobbly keyboard and the laptop-like form factor is more usable solution in different scenarios...
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    -Jackson , February 20, 2013 6:35 AM
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    ... did not say, that it's the ultimate solution... and i do agree with YOU, but still a separate not wobbly keyboard and the laptop-like form factor is more usable solution in different scenarios...

    I never accused you of saying that it was the ultimate solution though :p 
    I guess, but the cramped keyboard would probably deter me from buying one over a Surface Pro.
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    hardcore_gamer , February 20, 2013 7:46 AM
    Too many dots in the comments..........

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    Anonymous , February 20, 2013 8:01 AM
    -JacksonI never accused you of saying that it was the ultimate solution though I guess, but the cramped keyboard would probably deter me from buying one over a Surface Pro.


    I dont know if this helps, but I was also worried about this problem when i got my ASUS transformer, but I had no problems with it, the gaps inbetween the keys make it a lot easier, i dont have the biggest fingers but not the smallest and although i prefer a bigger keyboard, i have not really had any problems with it
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    -Jackson , February 20, 2013 8:56 AM
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    I dont know if this helps, but I was also worried about this problem when i got my ASUS transformer, but I had no problems with it, the gaps inbetween the keys make it a lot easier, i dont have the biggest fingers but not the smallest and although i prefer a bigger keyboard, i have not really had any problems with it

    Well I'm more used to typing with both of my hands on the keyboard so..
    But yes, obviously it would work if you "stabbed" the keys with your hands. Though, this tablet/notebook seems to have a much smaller keyboard compared to that of the Transformer.
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    sna , February 20, 2013 10:39 AM
    no digitizer = big fail

    so far Samsung ativ smart pc pro is the winner
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    back_by_demand , February 20, 2013 11:40 AM
    I think I will still go with the Surface Pro, the flip out stand and the magnetic type cover would give me a better combination of portability
    ...
    Can't use it on my lap to type with? Don't care, portability and power is the main functions of importance for me
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    ojas , February 20, 2013 12:21 PM
    Weirdest headline ever, reads like a tongue twister :lol: 
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    belardo , February 20, 2013 1:02 PM
    Blah... A touch screen keyboard works fine... Okay, still not as good as a full size keyboard.

    Win8/rt is easy fail compared to iPad... Easily.
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    Anonymous , February 20, 2013 1:15 PM
    :Win8/rt is easy fail compared to iPad... Easily:

    Different OS's for different tasks. Yes, Win8RT is similar to iOS in that it is hobbled as far as being able to offer realistic productivity. Fine for consumption of audio / video and playing low end games.

    Win8 is a desktop OS that is poorly thought out as a desktop OS, but works surprisingly well as a touchscreen / tablet OS. I have it on a Lenovo Twist and I think it works rather well. It has it's issues and quirks, but I prefer this combination over the Asus Transformer Prime + keyboard that it replaced. For one thing, I can surf the web without the browser constantly locking up or "pausing" to catch up.

    Each has it's purpose. For my tech illiterate relatives, I say get an iPad, it's overpriced but stupid proof. For my tech litterate friends that need productivity and portability, I recommend Win8 and a convertible laptop.
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    back_by_demand , February 20, 2013 3:23 PM
    belardoBlah... A touch screen keyboard works fine... Okay, still not as good as a full size keyboard.Win8/rt is easy fail compared to iPad... Easily.

    Because the Surface doesn't have a touchscreen keyboard? Err yes it does
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    With Bluestacks it now has access to all the Android Apps, all the Windows Apps, 6 million Windows programs
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    If you mean fail because of battery and weight then that is something I can just about deal with, but again nothing to do with Windows 8 and more a hardware restriction and other Windows 8 tablets address in otherways
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    iPad is a toy with a toy OS and used by people as a plaything, time to put away your toys and grow up because your comments are perpetually infantile