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LG's Xnote Z330 is the Thinnest Ultrabook Yet

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LG's new ultrabook measures just 0.5787-inches "thin" and sports Intel's WIDI technology.

On Tuesday LG announced its own entry into the ultrabook arena, the LG Xnote Z330 measuring just 0.5787-inches thick and weighing around 2.7 pounds, making it one of the thinnest ultrabooks to date. LG manages to keep things thin and lite thanks to its 0.315-inch-thin bezel Shuriken tech which allows the ultrabook's 13.3-inch LED-backlit screen to fit within a 12-inch space.

According to the specs, the LG ultrabook sports a default resolution of 1366 x 768, 4 GB of memory, an integrated Intel HD 3000 GPU, and a choice of Intel’s Core i5-2467M (1.6 GHz) or Core i7-2637M (1.7 GHz) processors. Consumers also have a choice between a 120 GB SATA 6 Gbps SSD or a 256 GB SATA 3 Gbps SSD.

As for other features, LG's Xnote Z330 provides HDMI output, 802.11 b/g/n connectivity, Intel WIDI, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, USB 3.0, a microSD card reader, battery life of around six hours, and a less than 10-second Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) boot time thanks to "Rapid Start Technology."

So far LG hasn't provided any dates for a North American release, but the device will arrive in South Korea during the middle of the month costing between $1,509 and $1,863 USD (1.7m - 2.6-m Won), depending on the configuration.

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    spookie , December 7, 2011 3:33 AM
    "measuring just
    0.5787-inches" why don't you use milimeters? Uhg America can say what they want, but they are still behind...
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    ksampanna , December 7, 2011 2:23 AM
    Unless the prices come down to sub $1000 for respectable configurations, there's no way these things will capture the 40% market share as hoped by Intel.
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    elgranchuchu , December 7, 2011 2:24 AM
    that's the way you get inside a market (kicking some @****)
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    jiyung , December 7, 2011 2:24 AM
    LG doing laptops o_o That's nice.
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    Nintendork , December 7, 2011 2:42 AM
    Change the crappy intel graphics, put an E-450 fusion and you have a real "ultrabook". Enough cpu performance, better and hassle free gpu and more important, $200-250 cheaper.
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    bobusboy , December 7, 2011 2:55 AM
    I love social engineering "if we keep telling people that we will have 40% maybe we'll get 40%"
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    Anonymous , December 7, 2011 2:56 AM
    How the hell do you fit 13.3" worth of screen into a 12" space?
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    RealJames , December 7, 2011 3:02 AM
    jiyungLG doing laptops o_o That's nice.



    They have for a while, just kept them domestic mostly for a while.
    They're generally quite good actually, amazing displays.
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    lp231 , December 7, 2011 3:06 AM
    LG- Life's Good :) 
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    Richeemxx , December 7, 2011 3:13 AM
    WutHow the hell do you fit 13.3" worth of screen into a 12" space?


    Possibly because a 13.3" diagonal screen is less than 12" wide!

    I like the ASUS ultrabook and would love to add one to my collection of toys but the price to performance here is just ridiculous. These LG's look nice and all but I don't see many people buying them at that high a premium.
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    spookie , December 7, 2011 3:33 AM
    "measuring just
    0.5787-inches" why don't you use milimeters? Uhg America can say what they want, but they are still behind...
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    kyuuketsuki , December 7, 2011 3:40 AM
    Nice in everything except price (and crappy Intel iGPU).

    Guess we're going to have to wait for Trinity to see AMD APUs in Ultrabooks?
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    kyuuketsuki , December 7, 2011 3:46 AM
    Oh, also should have 1440x900/1600x900 screen at least. I'm tired of that damn 1366x768...
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    ikyung , December 7, 2011 3:50 AM
    spookie"measuring just0.5787-inches" why don't you use milimeters? Uhg America can say what they want, but they are still behind...

    They do use millimeters. In Korea, they use metric. It's just for the American marketing.
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    joytech22 , December 7, 2011 4:26 AM
    Intel IGP.. Nuff said.
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    LuckyDucky7 , December 7, 2011 5:49 AM
    @Kyuuktesuki

    You are aware that there are 1920 x 1080 13.1" screens, right? You can get one in a Sony Z series book as well as some Dell machines in that size.

    And I can't find definite proof on this, but I'd be surprised if LG wasn't the OEM for some/all of those panels.

    If I'm paying 1500 dollars for a machine like this it better have something that you can't get anywhere else. You can't get a matte screen on a Macbook Air. But you should be able to elsewhere.
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    ojas , December 7, 2011 6:26 AM
    Why do they make them like macbook air look-a-likes? i mean use a different colour scheme at least!
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    CaedenV , December 7, 2011 10:11 AM
    spookie"measuring just0.5787-inches" why don't you use milimeters? Uhg America can say what they want, but they are still behind...

    most of us here in America would love to switch over! The whole inches/feet/miles and Fahrenheit measurements do not make any sense at all!
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    f-gomes , December 7, 2011 10:48 AM
    NintendorkChange the crappy intel graphics, put an E-450 fusion and you have a real "ultrabook". Enough cpu performance, better and hassle free gpu and more important, $200-250 cheaper.


    Wut???

    I am an AMD fan, but man, if you think an E450 can satisfy an ultrabook demographic, you got one of 2 things wrong. Either you underestimate what an ultrabook should be, or you have an optimistic sense of what an E450 is able (and designed) to do.
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    back_by_demand , December 7, 2011 10:57 AM
    ojasWhy do they make them like macbook air look-a-likes? i mean use a different colour scheme at least!

    Some might say the Macbook Air is a Toshiba Portege look-alike, but lets not split hairs seeing as the lie is far more interesting than the truth.
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    tical2399 , December 7, 2011 11:17 AM
    CaedenVmost of us here in America would love to switch over! The whole inches/feet/miles and Fahrenheit measurements do not make any sense at all!



    speak for yourself. I know I would hate being on the metric system.
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