Korean electronics maker LG’s latest tablet has an 11.6 inch display, Windows 8 software, and a slide-out keyboard that lets you use the computer like a notebook.
The Tab-Book H160 measures 0.6 inches thick, weighs about 2.3 pounds, and offers up to 12.5 hours of battery life.
It features WiFi, Bluetooth, a USB port, HDMI port, and a microSD card slot.
The Tab-Book H160 has an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 64GB solid state disk… which suggest the only reason for the high price tag right now is because the tablet’s not widely available in the US. That’s the cost of importing goods from overseas.
LG will also offer a higher-priced model with an Intel Core i5 processor (and presumably lower battery life). That model is called the Tab-Book Z160.
While the design combines some of the advantages of a slate PC and a model with a hardware keyboard, there are also some down sides. The Tab-Book will be heavier than many tablets, the screen is always locked into one position when the keyboard is accessible, and there’s no touchpad on the keyboard.