LG had first provided us a glimpse of its next tablet ambitions built on the new Windows 8 platform. Named the Tab-Book Ultra Z160, the tablets are set to reach stores in Korea within the month, though it’s not known when that will happen for the rest of the world. Also, as with most tablets based on the Windows 8 platform, the Ultra Z160 is both a tablet and a notebook rolled in one. This adds to the weight, but also makes the device more functional than the conventional tablet devices we have seen so far. The transformation can be brought about by the press of a button which will make the display to pop up, revealing the keyboard beneath it. Folding the display over the keyboard will enable the device to be used in tablet mode. It is a pretty neat set up that requires minimal effort. LG had such a tablet device dedicated to Android and maybe it adapted that for use under a Windows environment. Not a bad thing considering a keypad is more necessary for use with a Windows tablet.
Coming to the specs, the Ultra Z160 will come in configuration of Intel Core i3 or i5 chips. The tablet comes with a 11.6 inch 720p IPS display and features a an HDMI out and USB 3.0 port. RAM strength can be up to 8 GB in the highest speced device. Also, with a weight of 1.25 kilos and a thickness of 19.4 mm, the Ultra Z160 is definitely not the lightest and slimmest of all tablet devices, though the figures sound comfortable enough when seen from an ultrabook point of view.
Pricing will be crucial, though LG isn’t coming out with all the details just yet. The exact launch date, or when it is going to be made available worldwide are the other details that we look forward to.
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