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LG Announces Tablet/Notebook Hybrid Tab-Book


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
    ... makes more sense than MS Surface... this one could actually be used in a lap...
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  • -Jackson
    10438267 said:
    ... 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
    -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
    10438270 said:
    ... 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
    Too many dots in the comments..........

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  • -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
    10438299 said:
    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
    no digitizer = big fail

    so far Samsung ativ smart pc pro is the winner
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  • back_by_demand
    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
    Weirdest headline ever, reads like a tongue twister :lol:
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